On the 25th anniversary of the first regular-season games played in Mexico, commissioner Adam Silver said fans can expect the NBA to bring more contests into the country, while adding the league is also exploring the possibility of adding a franchise in Mexico City, as well as a Development League team in Monterrey, Mexico. Silver addressed the media ahead of Saturday's matchup between the San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns at Arena Ciudad de Mexico. The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Suns on Thursday in the first of the two-game set, which marks the first time the NBA has played two regular-season games in Mexico during the same season. "In terms of a franchise in Mexico City, it's something that we're going to look at," Silver said. "This is a competitive market, well over 20 million people. While we have no immediate plans to expand the NBA, one of the things that we look at is whether expanding would be additive to the league as a whole. Clearly coming to Mexico City just because of the huge population here in Mexico but in essence as a gateway to the rest of Latin America could potentially be very important to the league. You clearly have a beautiful state-of-the-art arena here, and you can tell by ticket sales that we have the interest. So that's something that we will continue to look at." Attendance Saturday was 20,532, a sellout. NBA officials said it was the largest crowd to attend an NBA game in Mexico.
Adam Silver says fans can expect NBA to play more games in Mexico
ABC News | Jan 15