Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Burciaga Is Considering His Options.(Sports)

Byline: Dennis Latta Journal Staff Writer

Slam Owner Says He Might Disband or Move the Team

Unless corporate sponsorship improves, attendance increases and coverage by the print media becomes more positive, the New Mexico Slam might shut down or move to another city in the near future, Gil Burciaga, the team's absentee owner, said Monday.

Burciaga told the Journal he was tired of his International Basketball League franchise losing money in Albuquerque.

''If the paid attendance is only 500 or 1,000, if we continue to get the same press as now, I have no reason to keep (the franchise) there,'' the Texas-based businessman said by phone. ''It all starts with corporate sponsorships. …

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