San Jose adds NBA to phantom team wishlist

As if San Jose and Santa Clara County didn’t have enough on their plate, now the San Jose city council is set to vote on a memorandum on understanding for bringing an NBA team to town, should an NBA team be found that wants to move into HP Pavilion. The San Jose Mercury News reports that San Jose Sharks owner Greg Jamison, who operates the Pavilion, has met with the owners of the Sacramento Kings, though it gave no details of how serious the talks were, and it seems unlikely that the Kings owners would settle for being tenants in a two-team arena when their dreams are still alive of getting an arena of their own in Sacramento.

San Jose chief development officer Paul Krutko said, according to the Merc News, that any new team would require “modifications” to the Pavilion, to be paid for by a “public/private partnership.” More details, one hopes, will be available in the MOU, once the council takes it up next month.