Friday , Mar , 28 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

NBA Could Be in Europe within a Decade

More fans, more NBA-style arenas and, of course, more money.

Those are the keys to putting an expansion team in Europe, possibly within the next 10 years, according to NBA commissioner David Stern.

"That’s something that can happen," Stern said in a conference call Thursday to discuss the NBA’s preseason tour in October. "We need the buildings. We need the increase in affinity in terms of television. And we need an economic model that works." [ESPN]