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    Default Re: developments in getting a new nba team in seattle

    A team belongs in Seattle
    There is too much history, and the grassroots level is crazy over there
    Not to mention die-hard fans.
    Realistically, I don't see a team until 2010, but who, knows, the OKC Thunder situation progressed fast

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    Default Re: developments in getting a new nba team in seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by Burgz
    A team belongs in Seattle
    There is too much history, and the grassroots level is crazy over there
    Not to mention die-hard fans.
    Realistically, I don't see a team until 2010, but who, knows, the OKC Thunder situation progressed fast
    actually, there was a slow bleed ever since shultz sold the team to bennett in 2006

    if we do have a chance at a team, there needs to be significant public money and then the owners would have to move an already existing team-- milwaukee, new orleans and memphis are mentioned as financially vulnerable

    the biggest difference is that the intentions of the investors to move the team would be clear up front. unlike the disingenuine nature of how bennett handled it all here in seattle

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    Default Re: developments in getting a new nba team in seattle

    I think the rumors is put out by the politicians. Just because it is around election time. Every Sonics fan should remember who are responsible for this debacle? THROW THEM OUT OF OFFICE. Make your voice count.

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    Default Re: developments in getting a new nba team in seattle

    Is there anymore news to this?

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    Default Re: developments in getting a new nba team in seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by Huey Freeman
    Is there anymore news to this?
    with the economy the way it is

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    the state being $5 billion in the red

    it'll take a miracle for things to develop with arena $$$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by RainierBeachPoet
    with the economy the way it is

    and

    the state being $5 billion in the red

    it'll take a miracle for things to develop with arena $$$$
    What about Paul Allen or someone else from Microsoft? Could they possibly get it done?

    I think it was Paul Allen before who was trying to help out the Supersonics.

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    Default Re: developments in getting a new nba team in seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by Huey Freeman
    What about Paul Allen or someone else from Microsoft? Could they possibly get it done?

    I think it was Paul Allen before who was trying to help out the Supersonics.
    allen already owns the blazers so i dont think the nba would allow him another team

    steve ballmer, from microsoft, had headed up the ownership team that wanted to put money into it before but once their own deadline came and went, i havent heard anything else

    freddie brown and gary payton supposedly are trying to get it together too. also, ex-sonic james donaldson was elected to the seattle city council with getting the sonics back as part of his campaign-- we will see...

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    Default Re: developments in getting a new nba team in seattle

    Is there a good website to keep up to date with a possible new Supersonics team?

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    Default Re: developments in getting a new nba team in seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by Huey Freeman
    Is there a good website to keep up to date with a possible new Supersonics team?
    i think your best bet is to go to the seattle times and seattle PI sites and do a search for sonics nba arena etc

    here was the last article:
    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/others...68_econ14.html

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    Default Re: developments in getting a new nba team in seattle

    Basketball fans still hope for KeyArena renovation

    Basketball fans hoping to bring an NBA team back to Seattle say a measure is still alive in the Legislature to help pay for renovating KeyArena.


    By The Associated Press





    Basketball fans hoping to bring an NBA team back to Seattle say a measure is still alive in the Legislature to help pay for renovating KeyArena.


    The Senate Ways and Means Committee on Saturday approved a bill that would allow King County to tap restaurant and car rental taxes as a funding source for the Seattle Center.


    The group Save Our Sonics says the state and city of Seattle must approve arena legislation this year to get an additional $30 million from Clay Bennett, if no NBA team comes to Seattle by 2013.



    Bennett agreed to pay the money as part of the deal to end the KeyArena lease with the Sonics and move the franchise to Oklahoma City.
    The Legislature is scheduled to adjourn on Sunday.




    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...eyarena20.html

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