May 2, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 2

If Sonics return, they should be homegrown

Crunch Time

As much as I loved the Seattle SuperSonics and wish professional basketball would return to the region, part of me hopes the bid to bring the Sacramento Kings north doesn’t succeed.

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The NBA’s Relocation Committee on Monday shot down the proposed sale of the Kings to a Seattle group led by San Francisco hedge fund manager and Seattle native Chris Hansen. More precisely, the committee decided to not recommend the move to the league’s Board of Governors.

Hansen’s group reached an agreement with current Kings’ owners the Maloof family to buy a 65 percent share of the franchise, $357 m...

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