Just over one year ago, the Maloof family sold the Sacramento Kings to a Seattle based investment group who had every intention of bringing basketball back to the Emerald City.
Of course, that sale was eventually rejected by the NBA’s Board of Governors who allowed a Sacramento based group to retain their team, shattering the hearts of Seattle basketball fans yet again.
After losing their Sonics in after the 2007-2008 season, questions loomed as to if Seattle would ever get another NBA team but soon-to-be NBA Commissioner says the league would love to put a team in Seattle – when the time is right, of course.
“Under the right circumstances we’d love to see a team back in Seattle,” – NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver
There are still arena issues that need dealing with, but the potential ownership group backed by hedge manager Chris Hansen and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is about as loaded as one can get.
It’s hard to imagine that the NBA won’t eventually expand back to Seattle once the league television contract is renewed and any hangup’s in a potential arena deal are ironed out.