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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:54 pm
  • Count them chickens, boys.

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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:56 pm
  • pinksheets wrote:Brian Robinson said on Q13 that the move to SBNation doesn't mean the Kings are definitely coming to Seattle, but that Sonics fans are definitely here to stay. If somehow the Kings deal falls through, are you giving up? I'm not, and I don't think Chris is either.

    That being said, we're probably getting the Kings.


    Heck no I'm not giving up if it goes the other way. Thats why I am so intertwined and invested with all the happenings with this event. I love my Sonics and want them to return so badly.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:14 am
  • I can't believe the amount of awesome that he is.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:18 am
  • The Outfield wrote:I can't believe the amount of awesome that he is.


    Well.. It was in the MOU, and it would only happen if a team were to come.

    The $20 Million might be just contingent on how the BOG vote though.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:35 am
  • Throwdown wrote:This can't be nothing but AWESOME news for us

    http://blogs.seattletimes.com/nbainseat ... rovements/

    Hansen is expected to announce $20 Million in upgrades to Key Arena.


    And more of Hansen's own/group's money being used to make things happen. Man I hope we pull this off because I do not want to lose Chris and this potential ownership group if things go south.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:57 am
  • Looks like the new stadium is going to be in the same neighborhood as Safeco and Century Link unless I'm mistaken about where the Sodo District is.
    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?
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:29 am
  • grizbob wrote:Looks like the new stadium is going to be in the same neighborhood as Safeco and Century Link unless I'm mistaken about where the Sodo District is.

    You're not, but talk about old news. :lol:
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:43 am
  • pinksheets wrote:
    grizbob wrote:Looks like the new stadium is going to be in the same neighborhood as Safeco and Century Link unless I'm mistaken about where the Sodo District is.

    You're not, but talk about old news. :lol:


    Hey, I'm old and slow :roll: it was news to me, had to look up Sodo Dist. :D
    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?
Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:19 pm
  • grizbob wrote:
    pinksheets wrote:
    grizbob wrote:Looks like the new stadium is going to be in the same neighborhood as Safeco and Century Link unless I'm mistaken about where the Sodo District is.

    You're not, but talk about old news. :lol:


    Hey, I'm old and slow :roll: it was news to me, had to look up Sodo Dist. :D


    You do know what SODO stands for. Or originally stood for which is where the new stadiums now sit???
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:49 am
  • Any updates? The priority ticket wishlist numbers were supposed to come out by now right?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:51 am
  • The Kings are staying put. Move along, nothing to see here...
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:00 am
  • SacHawk2.0 wrote:The Kings are staying put. Move along, nothing to see here...


    C'mon over to reality. We have room for one more.:lol:
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:04 am
  • No!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:14 am
  • Blitzer88 wrote:Any updates? The priority ticket wishlist numbers were supposed to come out by now right?


    Tomorrow, young grasshoppa. That HereWeBuy stuff is about to be blown out the water!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:16 am
  • I will lick the sweet tears from your face when the Kings stay in Sac.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:17 am
  • SacHawk2.0 wrote:I will lick the sweet tears from your face when the Kings stay in Sac.


    And when they don't, I'm gonna fly down there, and moon walk in my Rashard Lewis jersey in front of city hall chanting "KJ! KJ! KJ!"
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:17 am
  • SacHawk2.0 wrote:I will lick the sweet tears from your face when the Kings stay in Sac.


    And when they don't, I'm gonna fly down there, and moon walk in my Rashard Lewis jersey in front of city hall chanting "KJ! KJ! KJ!"
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:20 am
  • lol touche'
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:26 am
  • Blitzer88 wrote:
    Throwdown wrote:This can't be nothing but AWESOME news for us

    http://blogs.seattletimes.com/nbainseat ... rovements/

    Hansen is expected to announce $20 Million in upgrades to Key Arena.


    And more of Hansen's own/group's money being used to make things happen. Man I hope we pull this off because I do not want to lose Chris and this potential ownership group if things go south.


    Yeah, if for some reason this ownership group bails you can kiss Seattle's chances of ever getting another NBA team goodbye.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:46 am
  • Lords of Scythia wrote:Do you have any basis for that? It's my understanding that whoever loses between Seattle and Sac will be on the list for the next new NBA franchise.


    The NBA should be thinking retraction rather than expansion. At least here in the states.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:54 am
  • Yeah it seems to me like it wouldn't be a very good idea for the NBA to create another team in the U.S.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:11 pm
  • Aaron Levine ‏@AaronQ13Fox 7m
    Hansen releases numbers: 44K season ticket requests, 268 suite requests and 983 businesses interested in sponsorships #NBASeattle


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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:13 pm
  • Lies!!!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:14 pm
  • 44k season ticket requests? Holy. Cow.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:16 pm
  • Hansen is playing with the numbers a bit by taking all of the individual game requests, adding them up, and counting them as 'Season Ticket Equivalents'. That makes up 4,000 of the requests. :lol: Insane.

    HereWeBuy hit their goal of 10,000 though.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:17 pm
  • Go Kings!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:27 pm
  • They will.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:28 pm
  • SacHawk2.0 wrote:Go Kings!


    ... north about 750 miles to get to your new home! ;)
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:29 pm
  • pinksheets wrote:They will.


    Why do you hurt me so
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:37 pm
  • SacHawk2.0 wrote:
    pinksheets wrote:They will.


    Why do you hurt me so

    I actually did feel bad. :cry:
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:39 pm
  • pinksheets wrote:
    SacHawk2.0 wrote:
    pinksheets wrote:They will.


    Why do you hurt me so

    I actually did feel bad. :cry:


    you should. I'm going to cut on myself later because of what you said.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:54 pm
  • Those numbers are pretty impressive, but tomorrow is a big day and our boys need to nail it if we want the Sonics back.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:51 pm
  • Those numbers were like an elbow drop on sacramento, jeez
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:33 pm
  • Looks like the 7% is gonna be the Kings:

    Kevin Johnson ‏@KJ_MayorJohnson 15m
    Big News! Kings limited partner files intent to match offer on 7% with trustee. It's staying in Sacramento! #PlayingToWin
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:38 pm
  • They'll soon be owning 7% of the Seattle SuperSonics, good investment.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:45 pm
  • Sports Hernia wrote:They'll soon be owning 7% of the Seattle SuperSonics, good investment.


    ^ That
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:45 pm
  • You're all dead to me
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:22 pm
  • Sports Hernia wrote:They'll soon be owning 7% of the Seattle SuperSonics, good investment.


    Not so fast, a minority owner has filed to match.

    And sac, don't say that booboo :(
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:25 pm
  • The 7% match is hinging on if the Hansen deal fails
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:27 pm
  • Oh I didn't see that
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:47 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:
    Sports Hernia wrote:They'll soon be owning 7% of the Seattle SuperSonics, good investment.


    Not so fast, a minority owner has filed to match.

    And sac, don't say that booboo :(


    Don't give me that, Throw. You know this whole situation is playing with my emotions.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:36 pm
  • Shaz wrote:The 7% match is hinging on if the Hansen deal fails


    I tried to look that up and see if it's true and I have yet to find any info that confirms that idea. Where did you see that?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:46 am
  • It's worth noting that everything KJ and Sac ends up doing is a reaction to what the Seattle group has done.

    That's why they are behind.

    We have businessmen working our deal, they have grandstanding politicians. Have faith.

    Do you really think the NBA wants to make less money by staying in Sacramento? A declining TV market with even worse economic indicators? To pass up Seattle, one of the fastest growing cities in the country? These guys didn't get rich by making decisions that line up with greeting card sentimentality.

    Seattle is not losing to two podunk, small-time towns and not coming away with an NBA team. This is a world class city.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:09 am
  • Wouldn't it just be totally seattle if we got screwed again though?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:01 am
  • Throwdown wrote:Wouldn't it just be totally seattle if we got screwed again though?

    No. We're not a loser city. We've been a small city going through the growing pains of becoming a major market, dealt with losing sports franchises at times, and adopted a loser mentality, but we need to get over it. Look at Sacramento, a near bankrupt town who argues that the fact that no other professional sports league wants anything to do with them is a great argument for why the NBA should want to be there, that's a loser argument. Seattle is at a point where any professional sports league that spurns it does so at its own expense. It's a bad business move, because this city has money, maybe too much of it, and we love to spend it on sports. Let's get over the whole passive aggressive cautiously pessimistic BS. We're better than that. The NBA won't reject Seattle. Perhaps the NBA likes the idea of Sacramento betting the last of its assets on basketball and has no concern for the fact that a city that's near bankruptcy is looking to go all in on an arena being their savior (cause there's any evidence to support THAT kind of move). If that's the case, then the NBA will expand, but they're doing so just to keep a team in Sac. Would you expand to Sacramento if there weren't a team there? No other pro-sports league would, the A's ownership laughed at the idea of moving to Sac.

    To money or not to money? That is the NBA's question.

    Sacramento is a "top 20 market" only in the number of TV households. They suck where it counts: unemployment, retail spending per capita, median income, etc. And they aren't growing, they continue to lose more and more spending power. Seattle is the opposite. Will it ever be LA or NYC? Probably not, but we're moving on up. If the NBA wants to make money, they don't pass on Seattle. If they want to stay with Sac for sentimental reasons, so be it, but that decision would not be a business maneuver, because they lose money by doing so. Sacramento is a charity case for the NBA and is only in this game because they are transferring the last of their public assets to private investors (who would otherwise never consider putting money into that city).
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:13 am
  • Sooooooo, you want Mac Sauce on your mcdouble before a Sonics game?
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