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WNBA arrives in Toronto for exhibition game with many wondering about Canadian expansion
It has been a long time coming, but with the arrival of the Minnesota Lynx and Chicago Sky this weekend at Scotiabank Arena, the WNBA has finally ventured north of the border. The 12-team league, which made its debut 19 months after the NBA’s Raptors and Vancouver Grizzlies arrived in Canada in the mid-1990s, most recently expanded in 2008 to Atlanta. The WNBA has been as large as 16 teams in the past, but some didn’t pan out and folded, while others relocated. Toronto Raptors’ head coach search expands to include former NBA sharpshooter JJ Redick Denver Nuggets blow past Phoenix Suns, advance to Western Conference final There was a more linear pathway to NBA expansion to Toronto since the league’s forerunner actually played its first game in the city, with the Toronto Huskies hosting the New York Knicks. The NBA returned years later with the Buffalo Braves hosting a number of games for two years at Maple Leaf Gardens and many exhibition games were played either in that arena, or the then-SkyDome, including a visit from Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls in 1992.