NBA returning to Seattle?

Discuss any and all sports-related topics. From the College Sports to Baseball and everything in between. RATING: PG-13
Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:32 am
  • SacHawk2.0 wrote:Squirm you mongrel dog, SQUIRM!


    I will pile drive you straight to hell you filthy californian!
    Image
    3elieve
    User avatar
    Throwdown
    * NET Baller *
     
    Posts: 19379
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:02 am
    Location: Graham, WA


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:48 am
  • Throwdown wrote:
    SacHawk2.0 wrote:Squirm you mongrel dog, SQUIRM!


    I will pile drive you straight to hell you filthy californian!


    You shut your mouth when you're talking to me!
    "Pete Carroll brings in great elves...and they make the best presents."
    User avatar
    SacHawk2.0
    .NOT a Moderator
     
    Posts: 10780
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:51 pm
    Location: With a white girl


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:50 am
  • Meet me at the flagpole after school, don't tell no teachers either, sucka!
    Image
    3elieve
    User avatar
    Throwdown
    * NET Baller *
     
    Posts: 19379
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:02 am
    Location: Graham, WA


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:53 am
  • You sir, are in for the worst atomic wedgie of your life
    "Pete Carroll brings in great elves...and they make the best presents."
    User avatar
    SacHawk2.0
    .NOT a Moderator
     
    Posts: 10780
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:51 pm
    Location: With a white girl


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:59 am
  • SacHawk2.0 wrote:You sir, are in for the worst atomic wedgie of your life


    Of course you want to see my boxers, OF COURSE YOU DO!
    Image
    3elieve
    User avatar
    Throwdown
    * NET Baller *
     
    Posts: 19379
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:02 am
    Location: Graham, WA


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:04 am
  • Throwdown wrote:
    SacHawk2.0 wrote:You sir, are in for the worst atomic wedgie of your life


    Of course you want to see my boxers, OF COURSE YOU DO!


    Yeah, over your head while tears of justice roll down your cheeks.
    "Pete Carroll brings in great elves...and they make the best presents."
    User avatar
    SacHawk2.0
    .NOT a Moderator
     
    Posts: 10780
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:51 pm
    Location: With a white girl


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:07 am
  • SacHawk2.0 wrote:
    Throwdown wrote:
    SacHawk2.0 wrote:You sir, are in for the worst atomic wedgie of your life


    Of course you want to see my boxers, OF COURSE YOU DO!


    Yeah, over your head while tears of justice roll down your cheeks.


    From the laughter :)
    Image
    3elieve
    User avatar
    Throwdown
    * NET Baller *
     
    Posts: 19379
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:02 am
    Location: Graham, WA


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:08 am
  • ...you like atomic wedgies?

    ...i must rethink my strategy...
    "Pete Carroll brings in great elves...and they make the best presents."
    User avatar
    SacHawk2.0
    .NOT a Moderator
     
    Posts: 10780
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:51 pm
    Location: With a white girl


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:42 am
  • Any updates?
    Image
    User avatar
    Blitzer88
    * NET Eeyore *
     
    Posts: 11328
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:47 am
    Location: Pasco, WA


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:43 am
  • Blitzer88 wrote:Any updates?


    Don't expect any, aside from all sides saying "WELL IT WENT WELL"

    And KJ's cheesy ass stupid smile which i want to punch off his face.
    Image
    3elieve
    User avatar
    Throwdown
    * NET Baller *
     
    Posts: 19379
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:02 am
    Location: Graham, WA


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:43 am
  • The Seattle presentation:
    Image

    Sacramento presentation:
    Image
    User avatar
    pinksheets
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2836
    Joined: Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:47 pm
    Location: Seattle


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:09 pm
  • At least your not in "Tank the rest of the season to get better draft position" mode :D
    User avatar
    m0ng0
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2822
    Joined: Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:55 pm
    Location: Battle Ground, Wa


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:15 pm
  • Yeah, 7th to last is too good tbh
    User avatar
    The Outfield
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2270
    Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:11 am


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:38 pm

Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:50 pm
  • The Sacramento press conference is a bumbling trainwreck.

    "California is the most important state in the union!"
    "India!"
    "We left everything on the floor!"
    "Our offer is good!"
    User avatar
    pinksheets
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2836
    Joined: Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:47 pm
    Location: Seattle


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:54 pm
  • pinksheets wrote:The Sacramento press conference is a bumbling trainwreck.

    "California is the most important state in the union!"
    "India!"
    "We left everything on the floor!"
    "Our offer is good!"


    "3.0, NBA 3.0. It used to be 1.0, then came 2.0, and next 3.0."

    Is Rebecca Black speaking on behalf of Sacramento? And when did she become an old Indian man?
    User avatar
    -The Glove-
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 7519
    Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:12 am


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:05 pm
  • :)
    Image
    3elieve
    User avatar
    Throwdown
    * NET Baller *
     
    Posts: 19379
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:02 am
    Location: Graham, WA


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:13 pm
  • Throwdown wrote::)


    Judas!
    "Pete Carroll brings in great elves...and they make the best presents."
    User avatar
    SacHawk2.0
    .NOT a Moderator
     
    Posts: 10780
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:51 pm
    Location: With a white girl


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:19 pm
  • Sounds like the 18th may not be a final date for a decision

    Jerry Brewer @JerryBrewer

    Stern says decision may not be made by April 18 Board of Governors meeting. This could drag on


    A slow death to the loser of this fight.

    Maybe not

    Jerry Brewer @JerryBrewer

    Stern said that, if it does go past April 18-19 BOG meeting, it won't be "by much."


    Bob Condotta @bcondotta

    NBA presser over. The big news may be that this may not be decided at BOG meetings.
    Last edited by drdiags on Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.
    Image
    Leon Washington 2010-2012 Red Bryant 2008-2013 Chris Clemons 2010-2013 Golden Tate 2010-2013
    Brandon Browner 2011-2013 Breno Giacomini 2011-2013 - Gone but not forgotten.
    R.I.P Les "PithyRadish" Norton 9/13/2014
    User avatar
    drdiags
    * The Doc *
    * The Doc *
     
    Posts: 9459
    Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:33 am
    Location: Covington, Washington


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:20 pm
  • After listening to the Stern presser............I came away not feeling that great. I could see us being stabbed in the back by the NBA again.
    Image
    User avatar
    Blitzer88
    * NET Eeyore *
     
    Posts: 11328
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:47 am
    Location: Pasco, WA


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:24 pm
  • Blitzer88 wrote:After listening to the Stern presser............I came away not feeling that great. I could see us being stabbed in the back by the NBA again.

    If David Stern came out wearing a Sonics jersey you'd convince yourself that it's a bad sign because he likely won't want to limit the vintage appeal of his wardrobe selection by bringing back the team.

    This was played down the middle, as expected, and from all indications the Sac group is not offering a matching bid, which is game over.
    User avatar
    pinksheets
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2836
    Joined: Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:47 pm
    Location: Seattle


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:56 pm
  • pinksheets wrote:
    Blitzer88 wrote:After listening to the Stern presser............I came away not feeling that great. I could see us being stabbed in the back by the NBA again.

    If David Stern came out wearing a Sonics jersey you'd convince yourself that it's a bad sign because he likely won't want to limit the vintage appeal of his wardrobe selection by bringing back the team.

    This was played down the middle, as expected, and from all indications the Sac group is not offering a matching bid, which is game over.


    Question to Stern: "Does Sacramento need to improve their offer?" Stern: "That is not one of the issues." - Question posed to Stern today at his presser
    User avatar
    NorCal
    NET Rookie
     
    Posts: 259
    Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:10 pm


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:59 pm
  • You think the NBA will force a lesser offer on an owner? You think other owners will do that to themselves? You think Stern was honest and up front and that everything is being done in earnest and out in the open? It's hard to take statements he makes, especially when he's been blatantly and purposefully neutral in a press conference. We'll see, but unless Sac matches or the Maloofs are feeling charitable, the Sonics are a lock to return, and that team simply is not worth as much in Sacramento as it is in Seattle, that's a huge hurdle.
    User avatar
    pinksheets
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2836
    Joined: Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:47 pm
    Location: Seattle


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:12 pm
  • It's also worth noting that KJ even made it a point to refer to the Sac offer as a "back up offer" that can be accepted if Seattle "doesn't pan out". So in that instance, I suppose matching wouldn't be the pressing issue. If the league denies the PSA, they figure that the Maloofs can then look at these back up offers. If that's the case, that also likely means that the Seattle PSA will be judged on its own merits and not on anything coming out of Sacramento. It's either a competing bid or its a back up bid. Seattle is in the lead still, even KJ says so.
    User avatar
    pinksheets
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2836
    Joined: Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:47 pm
    Location: Seattle


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:17 pm
  • Lies! Damn lies!
    "Pete Carroll brings in great elves...and they make the best presents."
    User avatar
    SacHawk2.0
    .NOT a Moderator
     
    Posts: 10780
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:51 pm
    Location: With a white girl


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:46 pm
  • pinksheets wrote:
    Blitzer88 wrote:After listening to the Stern presser............I came away not feeling that great. I could see us being stabbed in the back by the NBA again.

    If David Stern came out wearing a Sonics jersey you'd convince yourself that it's a bad sign because he likely won't want to limit the vintage appeal of his wardrobe selection by bringing back the team.

    This was played down the middle, as expected, and from all indications the Sac group is not offering a matching bid, which is game over.


    I only say that because I did not like that he said the decision would probably not be made till after the 18th/19th of April. Any extra time helps KJs group. Additionally, listening to 710 today Danny O'Neil and Jim Moore were saying that now this whole thing seems like it is a 50/50 toss up and any type of "tie" in terms of issues goes to Sacramento.

    Heck even Kevin Calabro sounded down when he said is was 50/50 at this point and time.
    Last edited by Blitzer88 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.
    Image
    User avatar
    Blitzer88
    * NET Eeyore *
     
    Posts: 11328
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:47 am
    Location: Pasco, WA


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:50 pm
  • O'Neil and Moore are just guys on the radio and not citing inside sources or anything, and what ties are there?

    Every economic indicator is in Seattle's favor, our building's financing is rock solid, our ownership group is considerably stronger, etc. etc.
    User avatar
    pinksheets
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2836
    Joined: Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:47 pm
    Location: Seattle


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:20 pm
  • pinksheets wrote:O'Neil and Moore are just guys on the radio and not citing inside sources or anything, and what ties are there?

    Every economic indicator is in Seattle's favor, our building's financing is rock solid, our ownership group is considerably stronger, etc. etc.



    The biggest thing is the location. The PNW has only Portland for a huge area after the Sonics and Grizzlies. That is a good size media market and the revenue is shared by the Owners
    User avatar
    Happypuppy
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 1916
    Joined: Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:40 pm


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:45 pm
  • Additionally Brian McCann, SI legal analyst, who has been saying that we have a very good proposal and chance to get the Kings has changed his stance and said that we are now at 50/50 like others have said. Today was supposed to make me feel better and more confident, but it has done the exact opposite. I hate being me sometimes........ :240039:

    Michael McCann ‏@McCannSportsLaw 1h
    Sounds like NBA owners disagree if Kings should move to Seattle. This is where David Stern- described as a judge among owners- earns his pay.
    Image
    User avatar
    Blitzer88
    * NET Eeyore *
     
    Posts: 11328
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:47 am
    Location: Pasco, WA


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:58 pm
  • I also look at it this way, how could the NBA take the team out of Sac-town when they have a viable ownership as well as a viable(enough) arena plan, when the Sonics left we didn't really have either of those things. If Sac-town is able to put their pieces even more together I just see them keeping the Kings even though Chris and Co. already have a purchase agreement. I know I am being a HUGE negative influence, but I just don't want to get my hopes up and than have them stomped on again by the NBA if things go against us again......heck even Throw said he was nervous about today and he has always been Mr. positive. I just wish they approved the sale and such when it was first announced.
    Image
    User avatar
    Blitzer88
    * NET Eeyore *
     
    Posts: 11328
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:47 am
    Location: Pasco, WA


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:04 pm
  • Sacramento does not have either of those

    Their whole presentation and backing is based on What If's, not concrete solid financial, corporate backing like Seattle does
    User avatar
    Shaz
    *BRONZE SUPPORTER*
    *BRONZE SUPPORTER*
     
    Posts: 376
    Joined: Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:40 am
    Location: Tacoma, WA


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:08 pm
  • I still don't expect to be screwed, the nba risks losing aa market foor a generation if they leave us empty handed. I don't think they will do that.
    Image
    3elieve
    User avatar
    Throwdown
    * NET Baller *
     
    Posts: 19379
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:02 am
    Location: Graham, WA


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:40 pm
  • Blitzer I'm about to block you until this thing is over! Haha

    Or you could just block yourself from anything Sonics related until we give you the high sign.

    This will be the high sign: :0190l:
    Image
    User avatar
    dunceface
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 3499
    Joined: Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:29 am


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:47 pm
  • dunceface wrote:Blitzer I'm about to block you until this thing is over! Haha

    Or you could just block yourself from anything Sonics related until we give you the high sign.

    This will be the high sign: :0190l:


    Man I tell myself everyday to avoid this thread, Chris Daniels twitter account as well SonicsRising, but I always catch myself going back and looking at stuff. I think I'm gonna be sick.
    Image
    User avatar
    Blitzer88
    * NET Eeyore *
     
    Posts: 11328
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:47 am
    Location: Pasco, WA


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:50 pm
  • U should try some of those "How I Met Your Mother Super Bowl Blinders"

    Image
    Image
    User avatar
    dunceface
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 3499
    Joined: Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:29 am


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:09 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:I still don't expect to be screwed, the nba risks losing aa market foor a generation if they leave us empty handed. I don't think they will do that.


    The NBA risks a lot more than losing the market. They risk being stuck with the Maloofs if this falls through. "Yes, take a lesser offer so we can keep a team in a crappier market simply for sentimentality reasons."

    The presser by KJ was a freakin joke, and I don't care what Stern says, he is a lawyer and well versed in speaking from both sides of his mouth. They are going to vote "Yes" on this, because no owner wants to be told who to sell to and for how much.

    On top of all that, we have better numbers and all that :P
    ----------------------------
    "Plus I hate the seattle stadium the **** place is too loud, gave me a headache watchin the game." ~ Some 9er fan
    User avatar
    JOz56
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 748
    Joined: Fri May 01, 2009 11:52 am
    Location: Spokane WA


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:21 pm
  • NorCal wrote:
    pinksheets wrote:
    Blitzer88 wrote:After listening to the Stern presser............I came away not feeling that great. I could see us being stabbed in the back by the NBA again.

    If David Stern came out wearing a Sonics jersey you'd convince yourself that it's a bad sign because he likely won't want to limit the vintage appeal of his wardrobe selection by bringing back the team.

    This was played down the middle, as expected, and from all indications the Sac group is not offering a matching bid, which is game over.


    Question to Stern: "Does Sacramento need to improve their offer?" Stern: "That is not one of the issues." - Question posed to Stern today at his presser


    Can they even make an offer with Ranadive being part owner in GS?
    Image
    3elieve
    User avatar
    Throwdown
    * NET Baller *
     
    Posts: 19379
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:02 am
    Location: Graham, WA


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:51 am
  • This is how the original Sonics should have been fought for. But the State didn't want to back Balmer and company's solution and antagonized Stern as well. KJ on the other hand has gone to the well more than once to use his influence to hold off losing the Kings the past few years.

    Some time after the NFL draft this will all end. Based on Sacramento saying they can have a new building by 2015 while Seattle is thinking 2017, I am not as positive that this will go down for Seattle. The only question I have is whether the NBA feels they can force the Maloofs to deal with the Sacramento group? Sure seems that way. How belittling it must be to sell your majority ownership in a team, only to have the league listen to another group that has not dealt with you.

    I guess even owners don't really own an NBA team.
    Image
    Leon Washington 2010-2012 Red Bryant 2008-2013 Chris Clemons 2010-2013 Golden Tate 2010-2013
    Brandon Browner 2011-2013 Breno Giacomini 2011-2013 - Gone but not forgotten.
    R.I.P Les "PithyRadish" Norton 9/13/2014
    User avatar
    drdiags
    * The Doc *
    * The Doc *
     
    Posts: 9459
    Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:33 am
    Location: Covington, Washington


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:01 am
  • drdiags wrote:Some time after the NFL draft this will all end. Based on Sacramento saying they can have a new building by 2015 while Seattle is thinking 2017,


    http://www.scpr.org/blogs/environment/2013/04/01/13127/superior-court-judge-rules-fast-track-law-on-ceqa/

    Not so fast... quite literally. Sac's Arena deal may be in further limbo than they let on.

    The provision thrown out by Judge Roesch changed the rules for legal challenges to certain developments under the California Environmental Quality Act. Under the law, anyone suing to block a large-scale project that developed renewable energy or met green building standards had to bypass the lower courts and go straight to the courts of appeal. A group called the Planning and Conservation League sued, calling that provision unconstitutional because it limited the public's legal options. In a ruling from the bench last Friday, March 29, Judge Roesch agreed.
    ----------------------------
    "Plus I hate the seattle stadium the **** place is too loud, gave me a headache watchin the game." ~ Some 9er fan
    User avatar
    JOz56
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 748
    Joined: Fri May 01, 2009 11:52 am
    Location: Spokane WA


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:45 am
  • Their arena proposal was already months behind ours before the expedited environmental review was ruled unconstitutional.

    Oh and our boy Gary is going to the Hall.

    Fate, anyone?
    User avatar
    pinksheets
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2836
    Joined: Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:47 pm
    Location: Seattle


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:52 am
  • Something huge that I think is being overlooked is the Maloofs making a statement during the presentation that they wanted the NBA to approve the sale to Hanson. The BOG is the team owners. Are they going to set the precedent that the league can refuse the possible future sale of their own team? The Sac group is this hostile third party - basically a corporate pirate - trying to hijack a sale between two willing parties. The BOG are all wealthy businessmen. Are they seriously going to deny the sparkly clean Hanson and bring a corporate pirate into their ownership midst? I think this thing about the delay is just BS. It's just to appease the clamor in Sac. Stern screwed up the Sonics sale, he doesn't want another debacle like that. We're getting this team, people (knock wood).
    5 NINERS HEAD COACHES WHO COULD KEEP THE SEAHAWKS RIVALRY ALIVE
    http://cover32.com/seahawks/2014/12/17/ ... lry-alive/
    Follow me on Twitter:
    @George_OGorman
    User avatar
    Lords of Scythia
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 1501
    Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:32 am


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:17 am
  • Lords of Scythia wrote:Something huge that I think is being overlooked is the Maloofs making a statement during the presentation that they wanted the NBA to approve the sale to Hanson. The BOG is the team owners. Are they going to set the precedent that the league can refuse the possible future sale of their own team? The Sac group is this hostile third party - basically a corporate pirate - trying to hijack a sale between two willing parties. The BOG are all wealthy businessmen. Are they seriously going to deny the sparkly clean Hanson and bring a corporate pirate into their ownership midst? I think this thing about the delay is just BS. It's just to appease the clamor in Sac. Stern screwed up the Sonics sale, he doesn't want another debacle like that. We're getting this team, people (knock wood).


    Well one word that has consistently been thrown out during this entire process is "unprecedented." Stern said it yesterday, that this was an unprecedented event. And as have many others have said it would be unprecedented for them to deny this sale, but it could also become unprecedented in another way in that they, the BOG, deny our sale and have the Maloofs sell to the Sac group.
    Image
    User avatar
    Blitzer88
    * NET Eeyore *
     
    Posts: 11328
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:47 am
    Location: Pasco, WA


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:44 am
  • The NBA cannot force the Maloofs to sell to anyone, period!
    SEATTLE SEAHAWKS SUPERBOWL XLVIII CHAMPIONS!

    May the spirit of our friend The Radish live on forever!
    User avatar
    Sports Hernia
    NET Pro Bowler
     
    Posts: 12473
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:36 pm
    Location: Lombardi Land


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:45 am

Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:01 pm
  • Sports Hernia wrote:The NBA cannot force the Maloofs to sell to anyone, period!


    Supposedly the NBA forced Shinn to sell.

    Blitzer88 wrote:Well one word that has consistently been thrown out during this entire process is "unprecedented." Stern said it yesterday, that this was an unprecedented event. And as have many others have said it would be unprecedented for them to deny this sale, but it could also become unprecedented in another way in that they, the BOG, deny our sale and have the Maloofs sell to the Sac group.


    I am not sure how to categorize the denial of the sell of the Timberwolves to the New Orleans group awhile back. I see our local media counts that as the BOG turning down the sale, so maybe denying this sale would not be considered "unprecedented". Fuzzy on the entire details of why that was turned down. Will have to go research it.
    Image
    Leon Washington 2010-2012 Red Bryant 2008-2013 Chris Clemons 2010-2013 Golden Tate 2010-2013
    Brandon Browner 2011-2013 Breno Giacomini 2011-2013 - Gone but not forgotten.
    R.I.P Les "PithyRadish" Norton 9/13/2014
    User avatar
    drdiags
    * The Doc *
    * The Doc *
     
    Posts: 9459
    Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:33 am
    Location: Covington, Washington


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:06 pm
  • Shinn wasn't forced to sell. He was looking to sell as he was dealing with cancer treatment and his negotiations with a local ownership group fell apart. Shinn had proposed the NBA buy him out and the owners begrudgingly went alone. It was seen as more of a bail out of Shinn than an ouster. I think the more notable aspect of Shinn's story is him leaving Charlotte. He wanted out of that city, the city offered up a giant public subsidy for an arena so long as there was a new owner, the NBA felt uncomfortable with the city telling an owner he has to sell, allowed Shinn to relocate, and just promised Charlotte expansion. Sacramento isn't trying to force the Maloofs to sell, just trying to get the NBA to force them to sell to their ownership group. I think the past has shown the NBA supporting ownership's discretion even when it hurts relationships with cities.

    And the Timberwolves sales/relocation was denied because the financials were screwy. The ownership group had mystery investors and a ton of money being borrowed to buy the team that exceeded what the NBA was comfortable with.
    User avatar
    pinksheets
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2836
    Joined: Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:47 pm
    Location: Seattle


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:27 pm

Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:28 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:Give the people what they want, Stern!

    http://espn.go.com/espn/fp/flashPollRes ... Id=3619283


    Ignore the people like you've always done, Stern!
    "Pete Carroll brings in great elves...and they make the best presents."
    User avatar
    SacHawk2.0
    .NOT a Moderator
     
    Posts: 10780
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:51 pm
    Location: With a white girl


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:35 pm
  • Funny how 40% of Oklahoma thinks Seattle shouldnt get the kings. I guess getting a team from another city is wrong.
    User avatar
    Pstark3
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 1428
    Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:08 pm
    Location: Bellevue


Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:42 pm
  • Pstark3 wrote:Funny how 40% of Oklahoma thinks Seattle shouldnt get the kings. I guess getting a team from another city is wrong.


    How dare you say such a foul word in this thread!
    User avatar
    The Outfield
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2270
    Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:11 am


PreviousNext


It is currently Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:03 am

Please REGISTER to become a member

Return to [ THE SPORTS BAR ]




Information
  • Who is online
  • Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests