MOB LAWYER TURNED VEGAS MAYOR GOODMAN TO MAKE OFFER NBA COMMISH STERN CAN’T REFUSE: The LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL reports that NBA owners have apparently broken down David Stern’s resistance about having a franchise in Vegas.
Norm Clarke reports that “NBA Commissioner David Stern told a civic gathering today that he’s informed Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman to make a proposal. Stern added that he will take the Las Vegas offer to the owners.
“Stern and Goodman met for 90 minutes earlier today and Goodman said he plans to get a proposal prepared very soon so the owners can respond at the spring meeting April 23.”
Given Goodman’s extensive experience with notorious organized crime figures, I’m guessing he’ll make Stern an offer he can’t refuse.