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City of Pittsburgh exploring supporting professional basketball team

PITTSBURGH — The City of Pittsburgh is exploring whether it could support a professional basketball team.

Pittsburgh’s Sports and Exhibition Authority agreed to pay a consulting firm up to $90,000 for a feasibility study.

The study would look at the demand for an NBA or WNBA team in Pittsburgh.

It will also examine the potential economic benefits of bringing a team to Pittsburgh.

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