Re: Sonics will move to OKC for 2008-09 season. Sonics name stays with Seattle
Seattle definitely needs a new team. They deserve one.
Of course, I see it as part of an expansion plan which would see the NBA go to 36 teams, 6 per division.
Other potential expansion areas:
Southeast: Tampa Bay
Northwest: Alberta (Calgary/Edmonton)
Pacific: San Diego
Seattle would also be in the Northwest Division. Oklahoma City would move to the Southwest Division, and Minnesota to the Central Division.