I feel your pain, when I was in Cincinnati, I hated the fact there was no NBA team. I doubt you guys are gonna get a team anytime soon though. The only possible candidate would be the Kings moving there, but I hear thy want to move to Anaheim.
The northwest would be going crazy for the Sonics right now if the Thunder was still there; they're success has been amazing. I can see the N.O. franchise moving there down the road; they have no support from the fans until the playoffs and it's owned by the league. It's ready to go!