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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:23 pm
  • drdiags wrote:
    Throwdown wrote:Rollercoaster moving up...

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--nba-r ... 16508.html

    Now watch in a few hours, the rollercoaster will drop again.


    $525 Mil for 65% ownership? You would have thought we were talking 100% but I guess the minority owners don't want to sell their interest? Or did I miss something in Wojo's report?

    It was my understanding that the team is valued at 525 total and Hanson will be purchasing 65 pct of that.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:40 pm
  • pinksheets wrote:Warning to Sac fans:



    Cannot believe they made an hour youtube out of that loop. People are special.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:15 pm
  • "Because Chris Hansen, the venture capital magnate who is seeking to buy the Kings and move them north, is close to Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen and the ownership group of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks, it's been believed in Seattle that Hansen wanted to wait until the Seahawks' season ended before going forward with making his pursuit of the Kings public, so as to not upstage the football team. With the Seahawks' last-second loss Sunday in Atlanta, the time may have come."

    http://www.nba.com/2013/news/features/d ... f:nbahpt6e
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:17 pm
  • didnt even know hansen was buds with Paul Allen. Makes it that much sweeter
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:20 am
  • If there's any truth to that, let's hope the announcement comes soon. I could use some good news right about now
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:59 am
  • Pstark3 wrote:"Because Chris Hansen, the venture capital magnate who is seeking to buy the Kings and move them north, is close to Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen and the ownership group of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks, it's been believed in Seattle that Hansen wanted to wait until the Seahawks' season ended before going forward with making his pursuit of the Kings public, so as to not upstage the football team. With the Seahawks' last-second loss Sunday in Atlanta, the time may have come."

    http://www.nba.com/2013/news/features/d ... f:nbahpt6e


    If thats true that pretty cool. I love Hansen.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:03 pm
  • 6 Weeks? to get that all together? Big task, wish we had KJ in 2008.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:06 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:6 Weeks? to get that all together? Big task, wish we had KJ in 2008.


    Guess we won't hear a decision for 6 weeks than...........
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:15 pm
  • May, or may not. It could all fall apart for either side pretty quickly.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:06 pm
  • Blitzer88 wrote:http://www.king5.com/news/cities/seattle/Sacramento-mayor-to-present-counteroffer-for-Kings-186984201.html

    And the roller-coaster ride continues.


    Don't sweat it. Too little too late. Sac has no arena, no billionaires.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:10 pm
  • The six week thing is meaningless if Hanson announces he has purchased the Kings, and this could happen any day.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:34 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:6 Weeks? to get that all together? Big task, wish we had KJ in 2008.


    They're lucky they have a mayor fighting like a crazed viking for them.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:02 pm
  • Doesn't do the NBA any harm in letting Sacramento try to save their team. Plus, with the Seattle group having to provide assurances that the arena will be built with two actions yet to be determined, not sure how they can accomplish that to the NBA's satisfaction? Who knows how a lawsuit will go and the Environmental impact statement could have some wrenches to throw into the works.

    Sure sounds like Johnson has a fighting chance. Plus being able to bypass the owner to show the NBA the plan keeps emotions from getting into the works. If I am a Kings fan, I am more hopeful than I was as a Sonics fan with Mayor McCheese and his band of dunderheads.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:29 pm
  • Damn it. I wish these people go back to the damn USSR where they belong.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:42 pm
  • I thought that the current MOU was I-91 compliant? Thats why this is more funny to me than anything.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:53 pm
  • It's is, just the Mariners, the port, and "the citizens with nothing better to do", trying to derail this, something they will all fail miserably at!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:05 pm
  • Hmm notice the timing of this, just at the point in the negotiations where the NBA will start looking at the fall out and benefits of pushing the Seattle proposal of Hansens and the Sacramento investor group thats coming together.

    Sounds like the Mariners want to squash this badly before it gets more media attention and derails the spring traing hoopla. Fear of being upstaged already before the team is even here let alone next season if the deal is approved.

    This suit was filed by the I 91 guy it says but Port authority is involved and who's backing them? Mariners.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:30 pm
  • The Mariners mostly Howard Lincoln is the one's trying to stop this. They don't want more competition for the sports dollar. If two more teams are there to compete with, it means if the M's want to compete locally against successful teams in their own market then they will have to spend the necessary dollars to compete in their division instead of the bargain basement teams they've been trotting out there of late. That is something that Montgomery Burns I mean Lincoln doesn't want to do. Howard is too stupid to see the horrible and permanent PR damage he is doing to the team he runs.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:58 pm
  • There has to be a viable plan for a new arena for the NBA to approve the move. That's what these asswipes are trying to do - throw up a tangle of legal technicalities to hinder the Sonics coming back any way they can.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:02 pm
  • KING 5 News ‏@KING5Seattle

    RT @ChrisDaniels5: BREAKING: Source tells me deal on Kings-to-#Seattle to be announced soon, perhaps as early as Monday/Tuesday. #NBA
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:06 pm
  • Please be true. My heart and emotions can't take it.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:11 pm
  • KING 5 News ‏@KING5Seattle

    RT @chrisdaniels5: MT @ESPNSteinLine: Maloofs have struck deal to sell 65 % of Kings to Hansen group in Seattle for $525m, sources say
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:12 pm
  • wait... only 65 percent?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:26 pm
  • Wow. 525m for 65%? Hansen is not bargain shopping.

    If this is true, it's awesome news for us. I can't help but feel bad for the Sacramento fans, though. Nobody deserves an owner like the Maloofs.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:34 pm
  • Holy crap, if this is true itmakes this crappy day, Niners going to the Superbowl, a bit better!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:59 pm
  • Peter Vecsey ‏@PeterVecsey1
    Source says almost living lock Phil Jackson will become front office face of Seattle-bound Kings' franchise. Won't coach. Will mentor choice


    Can't vouch for the validity of that tweet, but DAYUM! Make it so.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:02 pm
  • Seahawk Sailor wrote:
    Peter Vecsey ‏@PeterVecsey1
    Source says almost living lock Phil Jackson will become front office face of Seattle-bound Kings' franchise. Won't coach. Will mentor choice


    Can't vouch for the validity of that tweet, but DAYUM! Make it so.


    This would be so awesome!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:04 pm
  • What does "almost living lock" mean? Is Phil now some undead guy or Demi-god? Come on Mr. Fancy Author dude, tell me what that means. ...smile....
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:10 pm
  • drdiags wrote:What does "almost living lock" mean? Is Phil now some undead guy or Demi-god? Come on Mr. Fancy Author dude, tell me what that means. ...smile....


    No idea, mate. Wondered that myself. Just quoting the tweet verbatim. My guess is the intent was something along the lines of "almost a living legend HOF lock". But still! That would be awesome news.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:14 pm
  • Seahawk Sailor wrote:
    drdiags wrote:What does "almost living lock" mean? Is Phil now some undead guy or Demi-god? Come on Mr. Fancy Author dude, tell me what that means. ...smile....


    No idea, mate. Wondered that myself. Just quoting the tweet verbatim. My guess is the intent was something along the lines of "almost a living legend HOF lock". But still! That would be awesome news.


    Awesome indeed if Phil can help these guys get started. I agree with your Peter Vescey translator. Makes sense.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:34 pm
  • Snohomie wrote:Wow. 525m for 65%? Hansen is not bargain shopping.

    If this is true, it's awesome news for us. I can't help but feel bad for the Sacramento fans, though. Nobody deserves an owner like the Maloofs.


    Sounds like Hansen only pays $340M

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    RT @wojyahoonba: The $525m price is a "valuation" on the total franchise. For 65 percent, Seattle group would pay approximately $340 million
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:44 pm
  • SUUUUUUUUUUUUUPERSONICS!!!!

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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:09 pm
  • OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:48 pm
  • Sonics back to seattle? :pray:

    Phil Jackson to have a role in the franchise?? :pray: :pray: :pray:
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:50 pm
  • Roll does not mean coach, he has no front office experience, consultent to find a GM and or coach maybe.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:57 pm
  • chris98251 wrote:Roll does not mean coach, he has no front office experience, consultent to find a GM and or coach maybe.


    I'll still take it! :mrgreen:
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:46 am
  • chris98251 wrote:Roll does not mean coach, he has no front office experience, consultent to find a GM and or coach maybe.

    This a guy that inherited Jordan/Pippen and Shaq/Kobe... let's not get too crazy with the idea that the Zen Master is able to build a Championship Team.

    While it's exciting that we can even talk about actually front-office people, I'm beyond giddy.

    Anyone else from the Spurs FO that we can pilfer from?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:26 am
  • LAWD HAMMERCY ALL HAIL CHRIS HANSEN!!!!!!!

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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:17 am
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:45 am
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    Someone should totally put the Sonics logo on that N64 lol

    lol When I heard the news, I swear I looked like the baby.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:49 am
  • If Phil Jackson is going to be choosing a coach I would bet my house that your coach would be Brian Shaw.

    That duo almost came to the Blazers last year and it was rumored that Jackson would coach home games and Shaw would coach road games.

    If i'm a Sonics fan i'd be happy about this as I think Shaw is going to be a hell of a coach. I dont think Phil Jackson will be anything special as a GM though (if thats his role).
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:53 am
  • JSeahawks wrote:If Phil Jackson is going to be choosing a coach I would bet my house that your coach would be Brian Shaw.

    That duo almost came to the Blazers last year and it was rumored that Jackson would coach home games and Shaw would coach road games.

    If i'm a Sonics fan i'd be happy about this as I think Shaw is going to be a hell of a coach. I dont think Phil Jackson will be anything special as a GM though.


    My thoughts exactly!

    I hope to god they don't talk to Larry Bird, that would suck major ass. He was horrible running the Pacers.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:49 am
  • My wifes comments....Crap, another damn sport you are going to start watching again. YEP, GO Sonics. Heard Kevin Calabro announcing a game the other day, I wonder if he would come back?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:52 am
  • Throwdown wrote:
    JSeahawks wrote:If Phil Jackson is going to be choosing a coach I would bet my house that your coach would be Brian Shaw.

    That duo almost came to the Blazers last year and it was rumored that Jackson would coach home games and Shaw would coach road games.

    If i'm a Sonics fan i'd be happy about this as I think Shaw is going to be a hell of a coach. I dont think Phil Jackson will be anything special as a GM though.


    My thoughts exactly!

    I hope to god they don't talk to Larry Bird, that would suck major ass. He was horrible running the Pacers.


    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--seatt ... 54007.html
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:58 am
  • i'd love to have RC Buford, or anyone from that Spurs franchise.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:02 am
  • Didn't the Sonics last GM come from San Antonio, Sam Presti? He was young, not many heard of him and does an outstanding job.
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