Alabama Newscenter — Buzz Builds Around Birmingham G League Basketball Franchise and Its New BJCC Digs

| June 4, 2021 @ 9:00 am

By Kevin Scarbinsky

David Lane has a secret. Make that secrets. Plural. Like the name, logo and team colors of the New Orleans Pelicans‘ new G League franchise coming to Birmingham for the 2021-22 season. You can ask for the details, but the general manager won’t tell. Patience, young grasshoppers.

Wait. Is that it? Grasshoppers? Starting a franchise from scratch isn’t new to Lane, whose last professional challenge was helping birth a minor league baseball team in Fayetteville, North Carolina, named the Woodpeckers. In 2019, their first year of existence, they cracked the top 25 in merchandise sales among all 160 minor league clubs.

You’ll have to wait just a bit longer for the Birmingham name drop. Lane also has seen internal renderings of under-construction Legacy Arena, the new digs of the Fill-in-the-Blanks, but why spoil that surprise? All in due time, but fortunately for Magic City basketball fans, due time is coming faster than Birmingham native Eric Bledsoe on a fast break.

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