Wednesday, July 02, 2008
That whole Sonics vs. the city of Seattle ruling about to come out? Never mind. There is a settlement. Greg Nickels will have a press conference at 5 PM in Seattle, and at the same time, Clay Bennett will hold his presser in OKC (and may that be the last time we ever type that name here again. Bennett is fine, but not Clay).
Our own Ian Furness has confirmed for the last hour that a settlement has been reached. One NBA western conference exec told him that it's "big cash" and that there is also no iron-clad promise of a replacement franchise, but, there might be a wink-wink situation here to return a team in a year or two. More than likely the Sonics owner left the team name, colors, history and a fat check so he can set up shop at home and the OKC love-fest can begin. Ugh.
58 days until we play Oklahoma State!
Posted by Sean Hawkins at 3:02 PM