Originally Posted by Hopeless206
What i don't understand about Clay Bennett buying the Sonics is couldn't he have just bought a different franchise? I mean, both the Memphis Grizzlies and the Hawks are having all kinds of probelms with there ownership and the guy could have had a minority share of the Hornets. Instead, the "Conservative" Oklahoma D-Bag buys a team in a extremly "Liberal" area of the United States and moves them to Oklahoma instead of a team that was, you know situated in a area that he likes more that Seattle.
Its just really lame what he is doing, and he's gonna get away with it. Not only that, he probably won't sell the team to anyone who wants to keep the team there. It sucks.
i dont know the details/sequence of the sale so i will just speculate
it is not easy to bid for an nba club. my guess is that he was at the right place at the right time with astute negotiations
the real culprit in all this is howard shultz.
seems like he just went with HIS bottom line best deal without taking into consideration the consequences and the community concerns
all this from a guy who owes his city for being part of building up his billions of $$$