The Anaheim Grizzlies might never materialize, but that hasn't stopped an Anaheim ticket brokerage from reserving the Internet domain name, anaheimgrizzliestickets.com, and a Mississippi college student from reserving the name anaheimgrizzlies.com.
Vancouver Grizzly owner Michael Heisley faces a March 26 deadline to tell the NBA where he would like his team to play next season, with Anaheim one of five cities under consideration.
If the Grizzlies move to the Arrowhead Pond, Jeff Jenkins would love to sell you a couple of tickets. The owner of Premium Tickets in Anaheim, registered the name anaheimgrizzliestickets.com so fans clicking onto that site could be linked to his ticket brokerage rather than to the official team site. Jenkins reserved the name Feb. 13, one day after Pond executives declared their intention to pursue the Grizzlies.
"I just took a shot, just in case," said Jenkins, who rued missing out on http://lakerstickets.com, registered to an Arizona company. "I was too late for that. I would have loved to have that one."
Jenkins said he would not sell his name to the Grizzlies. Brad Coburn, who registered anaheimgrizzlies.com, isn't so sure.
Coburn, a native of New Orleans, first registered the name neworleansgrizzlies.com so he could start a fan site for his potential hometown team. After reading media reports about other possible new homes for the Grizzlies, Coburn registered eight more names, including anaheimgrizzlies.com, lasvegasgrizzlies.com and louisvillegrizzlies.com.