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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:07 pm
  • The have Clay Bennett as head of relocation commitee to still get this by. Stern wants his image polished, Bennett is a person that I think given the latitude and personal involvement won't be neutral about this unless Stern sways the situation with him. Hansen still has to file relocation papers also. This vote of approval is "EXPECTED" to happen in April at a ownership meeting. Thats not to say there cannot be one earlier if they so choose. Stranger things have happened.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:16 pm
  • The part that they are not stating is the NBA needs a team in Seattle. The Sacramento gate attendance is very poor and I suspect they want to draw fans from a similar base to the Seahawks.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:18 pm
  • Happypuppy wrote:The part that they are not stating is the NBA needs a team in Seattle. The Sacramento gate attendance is very poor and I suspect they want to draw fans from a similar base to the Seahawks.

    And they want the chunk of change Hansen will be giving them as a relocation fee, and our beer money, our t-shirt money, and our big heavy corporate spenders.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:40 pm
  • It seems like a conflict of interest that clay heads the relocation committee and owns all the sonics logos until Seattle gets a team then he will give them to Seattle. Yet right now all the sonics merchandise that's been reportedly flying off the shelves in Seattle. Meaning if he approves the relocation he loses some cash income.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:53 pm
  • BlueThunder wrote:On an unimportant note, I'd like to know how to start a meaningful petition for Chris Hansen to bring back the "Super" to the "SuperSonics". I hated it when they declared they would now be known as the "Sonics". Sonics doesn't really mean anything. Now, SuperSonics means flying at faster than the speed of sound. WAY cooler! Don't know why they did that. And, of course, I really missed the SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUperSONICS! in the intro's... :D

    I'm just so happy for my city to get the NBA back. Like I've said before, I was never the biggest NBA fan, pretty fair-weather, but I wanted it badly for our city pride. I'll get really excited when we start hearing news of an NHL team coming here. Pro-Hockey was always a sport that I felt was missing a fan.... ME! Once I hear news of the NHL coming, I'll scour the rule books to learn that sport inside and out! I loves me some violence in my sports, and Hockey is a sport I'm willing to jump into big-time! But of course, when the SuperSonics make the playoffs, I'll be there in all my Band-Wagon glory! :lol:



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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:29 am
  • Don't fret, young Blitzer.

    Chris Hansen the great's got this!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:42 am
  • Throwdown wrote:Don't fret, young Blitzer.

    Chris Hansen the great's got this!


    You know me, I freak out about everything. And this is very concerning, if the Penguins owner and 24-HR fitness guy are on board, that could tilt this deal. Man I just want the NBA to approve this pronto!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:18 pm
  • Blitzer88 wrote:
    Throwdown wrote:Don't fret, young Blitzer.

    Chris Hansen the great's got this!


    You know me, I freak out about everything. And this is very concerning, if the Penguins owner and 24-HR fitness guy are on board, that could tilt this deal. Man I just want the NBA to approve this pronto!


    It could, but if the owners do decide to kill this deal, it opens up an entirely new can of worms that I'm not sure the NBA as a whole wants.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:50 pm
  • Blitzer88 wrote:
    Throwdown wrote:Don't fret, young Blitzer.

    Chris Hansen the great's got this!


    You know me, I freak out about everything. And this is very concerning, if the Penguins owner and 24-HR fitness guy are on board, that could tilt this deal. Man I just want the NBA to approve this pronto!

    Doesn't matter, too little too late. The Hanson group has a binding contract to buy the Kings. What's going to happen if the Sactown group is legit (which is still up in the air) is they will either get an expansion team or another team within a year or 2, Kings to Seattle next season.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:23 pm
  • Sports Hernia wrote:
    Blitzer88 wrote:
    Throwdown wrote:Don't fret, young Blitzer.

    Chris Hansen the great's got this!


    You know me, I freak out about everything. And this is very concerning, if the Penguins owner and 24-HR fitness guy are on board, that could tilt this deal. Man I just want the NBA to approve this pronto!

    Doesn't matter, too little too late. The Hanson group has a binding contract to buy the Kings. What's going to happen if the Sactown group is legit (which is still up in the air) is they will either get an expansion team or another team within a year or 2, Kings to Seattle next season.


    Pretty sure the sale has to be approved by the NBA. The Maloofs also surely have a binding contract with the NBA, which I would guess states that should they sell the team, it must be approved by the NBA. The Maloofs could be in breach of that contract, regardless of whether they have a contract with Hansen.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:10 pm
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:50 pm
  • I have been reading more and more articles about this potential deal the KJ and Sactown is putting together and many believe that it has a very good shot to keep the Kings In Sacramento.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:00 pm
  • Forbes said if the Seattle group buys the Kings, it will help increase the value of all NBA teams by 30%. NBA owners want this to go through.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:12 pm
  • CPHawk wrote:Forbes said if the Seattle group buys the Kings, it will help increase the value of all NBA teams by 30%. NBA owners want this to go through.

    That's another reason this will happen.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:55 pm
  • Blitzer88 wrote:I have been reading more and more articles about this potential deal the KJ and Sactown is putting together and many believe that it has a very good shot to keep the Kings In Sacramento.

    Blitzer, I hereby forbid you from seeking out any information on this topic beyond what we give you here.

    It's not good for your health, my friend.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:03 pm
  • pinksheets wrote:
    Blitzer88 wrote:I have been reading more and more articles about this potential deal the KJ and Sactown is putting together and many believe that it has a very good shot to keep the Kings In Sacramento.

    Blitzer, I hereby forbid you from seeking out any information on this topic beyond what we give you here.

    It's not good for your health, my friend.


    lol you have no idea. Everything I read about this seems like a brick house is falling on me.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:06 pm
  • Do you go to SonicsRising?

    It's a great place to read the info analyzed and discussed by Sonics fans as it comes in. Perhaps it has a tad bit of bias for that reason, but all in all, I'd say it's pretty straight forward and a great place to get readjusted with reality and commonsense while on the rollercoaster.

    All the "Sac is in the driver's seat" talk is wishful thinking by Sac fans, don't let it get to you.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:42 pm
  • pinksheets wrote:Do you go to SonicsRising?

    It's a great place to read the info analyzed and discussed by Sonics fans as it comes in. Perhaps it has a tad bit of bias for that reason, but all in all, I'd say it's pretty straight forward and a great place to get readjusted with reality and commonsense while on the rollercoaster.

    All the "Sac is in the driver's seat" talk is wishful thinking by Sac fans, don't let it get to you.


    Yeah, just checked it out, and really.......it didn't make me feel much better lol.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:08 am
  • Blitzers a severly scorned Seattle fan, he meets good things with cautious pessimism.

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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:11 am
  • He doesn't want to get attached to Russell Wilson on the off chance that he might get bit by a rabid corgi.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:55 am
  • pinksheets wrote:He doesn't want to get attached to Russell Wilson on the off chance that he might get bit by a rabid corgi.


    Dude you don't even want me to get started on corgi's. They are ferocious! Russell needs to stay away from them.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:49 am
  • http://www.sacbee.com/2013/01/24/513847 ... right.html

    & Before Blitzer comes in here thinking that the world just took another dump on the efforts to bring Seattle the NBA back.

    These guys are minority owners for a reason, I seriously doubt any of these dudes have the money to become majority owners of the franchise, and no they can't get help from Burkle or Mastrov to take over the Maloof's controlling share.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:30 pm
  • Blitzer88 wrote:
    pinksheets wrote:He doesn't want to get attached to Russell Wilson on the off chance that he might get bit by a rabid corgi.


    Dude you don't even want me to get started on corgi's. They are ferocious! Russell needs to stay away from them.


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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:56 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:http://www.sacbee.com/2013/01/24/5138478/limited-partners-have-first-right.html

    & Before Blitzer comes in here thinking that the world just took another dump on the efforts to bring Seattle the NBA back.

    These guys are minority owners for a reason, I seriously doubt any of these dudes have the money to become majority owners of the franchise, and no they can't get help from Burkle or Mastrov to take over the Maloof's controlling share.


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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:13 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:http://www.sacbee.com/2013/01/24/5138478/limited-partners-have-first-right.html

    & Before Blitzer comes in here thinking that the world just took another dump on the efforts to bring Seattle the NBA back.

    These guys are minority owners for a reason, I seriously doubt any of these dudes have the money to become majority owners of the franchise, and no they can't get help from Burkle or Mastrov to take over the Maloof's controlling share.


    My understanding is a little different. The 7% owner can sell his share to a big money guy. That big money guy has the inside track to buy the 60+% share from the Maloofs.To me it looks like this is the biggest hurdle to clear. If they can find someone to pony up the big bucks they'll stay in Sacramento. If they can't they're in Seattle.

    If they manage to find one of these "whale investors" to pick up the 7% it essentially negates Hansen's offer. I still think it's unlikely they find someone to do that but in my mind this is the biggest hurdle.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:19 pm
  • OK, let's say the deal falls a part. Then what? Is expansion out of the picture?
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Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:42 pm
  • BillHawks wrote:
    Throwdown wrote:http://www.sacbee.com/2013/01/24/5138478/limited-partners-have-first-right.html

    & Before Blitzer comes in here thinking that the world just took another dump on the efforts to bring Seattle the NBA back.

    These guys are minority owners for a reason, I seriously doubt any of these dudes have the money to become majority owners of the franchise, and no they can't get help from Burkle or Mastrov to take over the Maloof's controlling share.


    My understanding is a little different. The 7% owner can sell his share to a big money guy. That big money guy has the inside track to buy the 60+% share from the Maloofs.To me it looks like this is the biggest hurdle to clear. If they can find someone to pony up the big bucks they'll stay in Sacramento. If they can't they're in Seattle.

    If they manage to find one of these "whale investors" to pick up the 7% it essentially negates Hansen's offer. I still think it's unlikely they find someone to do that but in my mind this is the biggest hurdle.

    The 7% won't be sold until the NBA approves the deal and it is executed anyways.

    I'm rather certain that some rich dude can't just come in, buy a minority chunk right now after a deal has been signed, and then use that to circumvent the original deal. That would give minority owners more power over who a team is sold to than the majority owner.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:48 pm
  • Lords of Scythia wrote:The next expansion team is at least five years in the future.


    So that makes this deal all or nothing!!! Sweating bullets now!!!
    Why is it when I try to come off as a smart ass, the opposite happens? :-(
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:20 pm
  • I honestly think expansion is off the table until the economy gets better. I don't know where the idea came from, but sacramento and the herewebuy movement is stupid for constantly bringing it up as an alternative for Seattle.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:16 pm
  • BillHawks wrote:
    Throwdown wrote:http://www.sacbee.com/2013/01/24/5138478/limited-partners-have-first-right.html

    & Before Blitzer comes in here thinking that the world just took another dump on the efforts to bring Seattle the NBA back.

    These guys are minority owners for a reason, I seriously doubt any of these dudes have the money to become majority owners of the franchise, and no they can't get help from Burkle or Mastrov to take over the Maloof's controlling share.


    My understanding is a little different. The 7% owner can sell his share to a big money guy. That big money guy has the inside track to buy the 60+% share from the Maloofs.To me it looks like this is the biggest hurdle to clear. If they can find someone to pony up the big bucks they'll stay in Sacramento. If they can't they're in Seattle.

    If they manage to find one of these "whale investors" to pick up the 7% it essentially negates Hansen's offer. I still think it's unlikely they find someone to do that but in my mind this is the biggest hurdle.



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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:45 am
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    pinksheets wrote:He doesn't want to get attached to Russell Wilson on the off chance that he might get bit by a rabid corgi.


    Dude you don't even want me to get started on corgi's. They are ferocious! Russell needs to stay away from them.


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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:21 am
  • Throwdown wrote:I honestly think expansion is off the table until the economy gets better. I don't know where the idea came from, but sacramento and the herewebuy movement is stupid for constantly bringing it up as an alternative for Seattle.


    Well OP is stupid then, he thought that Detlef Shremph was talking about expansion :? :roll:
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:00 am
  • Lol nah you aren't, sactowns been pushing it, they should know better.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:05 pm
  • Well, it looks like its all a non-issue with with this ROFR stuff.

    BACK ON TRACK TO APPROVAL, AND THEY'RE ALREADY VETTING THE HANSEN GROUP!

    Go buy some Nordstrom's and an Xbox with your tax return's people!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:09 pm
  • If I celebrate tonight will I regret it tomorrow?:smile:
    Why is it when I try to come off as a smart ass, the opposite happens? :-(
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:11 pm
  • grizbob wrote:If I celebrate tonight will I regret it tomorrow?:smile:


    Only if you take Sacramento's last gasps for air seriously, you might.

    Hell just celebrate being alive, its what imma do tonight!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:56 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:Well, it looks like its all a non-issue with with this ROFR stuff.

    BACK ON TRACK TO APPROVAL, AND THEY'RE ALREADY VETTING THE HANSEN GROUP!

    Go buy some Nordstrom's and an Xbox with your tax return's people!

    Where are you seeing this? Because if true I am getting excited.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:19 pm
  • Chris Daniels twitter, its a gold mine
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:49 pm
  • Don't worry about all the lawsuits. This is SOP for rich guys doing big $$ deals. People in corporations all have lawyers and sue each other constantly. This is the envirement Chris Hanson lives in. He knows what he is doing. He will win.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:52 am
  • Sooo I heard on KJR, from Brian Robinson's mouth, through my speakers to my ears, that approval for Hansen's group could come as soon as All Star Weekend or sooner.

    That's the only news I'm gonna need to hear personally to start popping champagne like Chris Bosh.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:55 am
  • Have two or three for me :-)
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:59 am
  • Throwdown wrote:Sooo I heard on KJR, from Brian Robinson's mouth, through my speakers to my ears, that approval for Hansen's group could come as soon as All Star Weekend or sooner.

    That's the only news I'm gonna need to hear personally to start popping champagne like Chris Bosh.


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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:10 pm
  • grizbob wrote:Have two or three for me :-)


    I'm not sure he has that many friends. 2 or 3 might require several reloading periods.

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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:42 pm
  • KJ is holding a press conference at 2 to announce their whale(s).

    Edit: Or not.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:58 pm
  • Knew that was coming, still not worried.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:02 pm
  • Brian Robinson made a post last night on SonicsRising saying that Seattle will have even bigger news, if not this week, then soon.

    Actually, though, no presser announced. There was a misunderstanding.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:47 pm
  • The suspense on this story is killing me
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