City of Jackson to pursue NBA D-League Team
Today, the City of Jackson - along with the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau, Downtown Jackson Partners, the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, the Mississippi Coliseum, and several coaches - have decided to officially pursue the NBA D-league affiliate for the New Orleans Pelicans. An official letter of intent has been drafted and will be delivered to league officials on Monday.
This is a tremendous collaboration between major players in the City of Jackson. The City and its partners must now present a proposal to the Pelicans franchise that will be due by June 5th. If accepted by the franchise, the D-league team would begin play in the 2018-2019 seasons. Stakeholders are scheduled to continuously meet until the June deadline, in this, putting together the most comprehensive and appealing proposal possible.