Tuesday, February 12, 2013
the last book I ever read (David George Surdam's The Rise of the National Basketball Association, excerpt two)
from The Rise of the National Basketball Association by David George Surdam:
Los Angeles and San Francisco were shimmering locations that tempted baseball and basketball owners. Their NFL peers had quickly established teams on the West Coast after the war. Football, though, had a schedule of one game per week, while the other two sports featured multiple games each week, making traveling and scheduling more difficult. After the NBA shrank from seventeen to eight teams, most of the surviving teams moved to larger cities as the 1950s waned, but the teams frequently remained in the northeast quadrant of the United States.