Monday , Feb , 15 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

New Orleans Aiming to Host ASW 2014

NBA Commissioner David Stern said New Orleans wants to get into the rotation to host another All-Star Game at the New Orleans Arena.

But whether New Orleans lands the game might be contingent on the New Orleans Hornets signing a new lease extension with the state before their current deal expires in 2014.

New Orleans’ officials want the game to return in 2014, but Stern did not declare the city as a frontrunner although city officials have pushed league officials for two years to host the game again. Stern said after his annual state of league address Saturday night that New Orleans is in contention among other cities he declined to name.
“We have a lot of teams making investments in their buildings and they would like to have us,’’ Stern said.