Indiana Pacers http://wfpl.org en Fischer, U of L Athletic Director Trade Jabs Over NBA Talks http://wfpl.org/post/fischer-u-l-athletic-director-trade-jabs-over-nba-talks <p>Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and University of Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich are squabbling over talks of bringing an NBA franchise to the city.</p><p>Recently, <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/noise-and-notes-chess-grandmaster-maurice-ashley-and-louisvilles-hoop-dreams">Fischer met with business leaders and local boosters about the prospect of bringing professional basketball</a> to the KFC Yum Center. The downtown arena has been facing financial troubles, and the parent company of the current arena manager—Anschults Entertainment Group (AEG)—has announced plans to sell the subsidiary.</p><p>But as <em>The Courier-Journal's</em> Tom Sullivan reports, <a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120924/COLUMNISTS01/309240107/Tim-Sullivan-University-Louisville-weighs-NBA-chatter">Jurich took exception to Fischer holding a meeting</a> about bringing the NBA to Louisville without including the arena's main tenant.</p><p>"(Mayor Fischer) is a guy full of signals,” Jurich told the newspaper. "He needs to work a little bit more with transparency. He likes to throw that word (transparency) around, but you need to practice what you preach."</p><p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 16:01:25 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1808 at http://wfpl.org Fischer, U of L Athletic Director Trade Jabs Over NBA Talks