A simple solution to this whole debacle in my honest opinion, would have contraction of failing organizations when local leadership, support or backing fails to materialize. Cities whom want to acquire a franchise would have to meet
Specific NBA guidelines of Public/Private contributions and lock into 25 year lease agreement and would then be granted expansion. Failing franchises would be bought out by the NBA or if outside bidding is available they would pay for franchise rights kind of akin to a short sale and failing franchise could recoup value. Vagabond franchises will always carry a stigma that emerging markets might want to disregard. Sacramento has no championship, OKC has no championship, but the Kings and Thunder do? Don't buy it, I love the history of Oscar Robinson and wish he was our small forward right now, even at his age and being out of position, but he was never in Sacramento. Sometimes cities want to create their own history and traditions, right now though my history is with the Kings and living in Los Angeles currently I'm pretty sure their history is with the Lakers, though I've yet to see a lake whilst living here.