Name finalists for Frisco D-League team
After Nelson and Wyly solicited fan suggestions for some five months -- drawing responses from as far away as China and Australia -- those three finalists are: Texas Legends, Texas Shooters and Texas Stallions.
Have to admit, though, that none of the above do it for me.
Excited as I'll be to have a D-League franchise in town -- which means new waves of NBA scouts and personnel folks flying into DFW every season -- I think Texas Prospectors would have made tons more sense.
Calling this team the Prospectors would not only be a nod to the state's rich oil-industry tradition but also invoke the very nature of the D-League, where NBA prospects try to make it to the big time.
I'll concede calling them the Frisco Kids was probably a more popular submission, but I know that the team's management wanted to be known as a Texas franchise as opposed to a mere Frisco franchise.
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