I have a friend that was a huge Sonics fan and he's still very, very bitter about the way the team got ripped from his city. So this new rumor strikes me as a bit bitter-sweet. Sure, it would be great to have a team back in Seattle where the passionate fans deserve one. But should it happen at the expense of the Sacramento fans?
Fans not just in Seattle but across the country are still angry over a perceived plot by David Stern alongside Clay Bennett to rob the city of its franchise. Since then, there’s been a lot of talk about Seattle getting a team back, but nothing seemed substantive. But that may be about to change. The Seattle Times reports that a buyer is in place for a team… and there are plans to move forward with building a new arena, while bringing in a team to play in old Key Arena while the new facility is built. The timeline for all this could start as soon as this fall.
Interesting. Of course I'm against any kind of expansion, so this story is inevitable. But it is oddly unfulfilling.