Pitt87 wrote:Idoit40fans wrote:Yeah I definitely heard talk that its probably coming. Would love a Seattle team, good sports town.
Good sports town? They lost the Sonics in 2008 because neither city nor state would fund to build a new facility or update KeyArena ... something change since then? The owner of the NBA Kings have applied for relocation, but its contingent on a new arena deal.
They definitely embraced UW sports and MLS, but there is a great deal of uncertainty to contend with.
Yeah, a pointman to help fund and develop a plan for a new arena in the SoDo neighborhood of Seattle (Chris Hansen) someone that wasn't around to help the Sonics back in 2008. But regardless of who the pols were and who was fronting the money to help keep them there, that team was set on relocating the minute Howard Schultz sold the team to Clay Bennett and his OKC group.