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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.


    Corgi's are ferocious, mine will chew your face off, just as soon as i get it from under the bed.
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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.


    :240039: :240039: :240039: :240039:
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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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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:24 pm
  • The next expansion team is at least five years in the future.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
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!!!
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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.



    This better not happen! I want my dang Sonics back!!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:45 am
  • hawker84 wrote:
    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.


    Corgi's are ferocious, mine will chew your face off, just as soon as i get it from under the bed.



    pictures of these corgi's or else!! :17:
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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:
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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.


    :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray:
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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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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:45 am
  • Anyone hear if Hanson's 30 million dollar payment to the Maloofs was paid, it was supposed to be yesterday or today I think?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:59 am
  • I think its been paid, but at 12am tomorrow it becomes non-refundable.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:55 am
  • That gives Hanson's lawyers a huge weapon. It's an important step.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:50 am
  • Anyone really think the NBA is gonna screw Hansen & Ballmer out of $30mil now? smile sonics fans, this is a battle won.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:56 am
  • Throwdown wrote:Anyone really think the NBA is gonna screw Hansen & Ballmer out of $30mil now? smile sonics fans, this is a battle won.


    I hope you didn't just jinx the shit out of everything.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:22 am
  • AbsolutNET wrote:
    Throwdown wrote:Anyone really think the NBA is gonna screw Hansen & Ballmer out of $30mil now? smile sonics fans, this is a battle won.


    I hope you didn't just jinx the shit out of everything.


    I said battle, not war!

    No one said to Hansen to pull the $30m of the table at the last minute, so I'm guessing we just passed one marker. Now it's all about the vetting and approval which could happen at anytime.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:51 am
  • Wouldn't it be great if Seattle doesn't get the Sonics because you just jinxed it?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:53 am
  • AbsolutNET wrote:Wouldn't it be great if Seattle doesn't get the Sonics because you just jinxed it?


    No it'd be a travesty, and you all should exile me!

    To Australia or... Arizona... Maldives Islands?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:25 am
  • Well if the move doesn't happen now, at least we'll know why.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:40 am
  • Throwdown wrote:Anyone really think the NBA is gonna screw Hansen & Ballmer out of $30mil now? smile sonics fans, this is a battle won.


    Quick.....someone knock on a GIANT pile of wood!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:29 pm
  • Blitzer88 wrote:
    Throwdown wrote:Anyone really think the NBA is gonna screw Hansen & Ballmer out of $30mil now? smile sonics fans, this is a battle won.


    Quick.....someone knock on a GIANT pile of wood!


    I DIDN'T SAY THIS WAS OVER! I SAID WE HIT A MARKER!

    Jesus! Absolut just put Blitzer aka the .NET Worry Wart in a state of panic.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:41 pm
  • As he should, that last time you said "Dont worry, we hit a marker!" Hutch was getting the transition tag
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:43 pm
  • AbsolutNET wrote:As he should, that last time you said "Dont worry, we hit a marker!" Hutch was getting the transition tag


    ha! This made me LOL IRL


    Seriously though, I don't care about any of this.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:52 pm
  • Oh you care, deep down you're a Sonics fan, got a Gary Payton jersey hanging above your bed.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:53 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:
    Blitzer88 wrote:
    Throwdown wrote:Anyone really think the NBA is gonna screw Hansen & Ballmer out of $30mil now? smile sonics fans, this is a battle won.


    Quick.....someone knock on a GIANT pile of wood!


    I DIDN'T SAY THIS WAS OVER! I SAID WE HIT A MARKER!

    Jesus! Absolut just put Blitzer aka the .NET Worry Wart in a state of panic.


    lol, I do worry waaaaaaaay to much about certain things. But I'm just joking with ya Throw, plus you wouldn't be the one to jinx us anyways. And .Net Madden Stud would be much more appropriate for me than .Net Worry Wart.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:54 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:Oh you care, deep down you're a Sonics fan, got a Gary Payton jersey hanging above your bed.


    Peaches gives me the vibe that he was more of a Detlef Schrempf fan than The Glove.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:56 pm
  • Blitzer88 wrote:
    Throwdown wrote:Oh you care, deep down you're a Sonics fan, got a Gary Payton jersey hanging above your bed.


    Peaches gives me the vibe that he was more of a Detlef Schrempf fan than The Glove.


    Steve Scheffler...
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:57 pm
  • Blitzer88 wrote:
    Throwdown wrote:Oh you care, deep down you're a Sonics fan, got a Gary Payton jersey hanging above your bed.


    Peaches gives me the vibe that he was more of a Detlef Schrempf fan than The Glove.


    Detlef is my uncle. True story.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:58 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:
    AbsolutNET wrote:Wouldn't it be great if Seattle doesn't get the Sonics because you just jinxed it?


    No it'd be a travesty, and you all should exile me!

    To Australia or... Arizona... Maldives Islands?

    How about Pissburgh or OKC?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:58 pm
  • peachesenregalia wrote:
    Detlef is my uncle. True story.


    Could've fooled me, I thought you and Sam Perkins had an uncanny resemblance.
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