Originally Posted by CLTHornets4eva
Atlanta is a large market. The NBA is not pulling a team from ANY top 10 market. To top it off it's possibly the largest African American city in the US.
I don't know how their TV ratings are, but for a large market team, their arena sure looked empty on most nights. Either that large African American population doesn't care about the Hawks, or they just can't afford to attend games. A fan isn't worth much if they have no purchasing power.