Sonics Move OK'd To Oklahoma City

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW YORK CITY, NY -- NBA owners have approved the Seattle
SuperSonics' move to Oklahoma City for the 2008-09 season, pending
the resolution of litigation between the team and the city of

The Sonics could begin playing in owner Clay Bennett's hometown
as early as next season if they can get out of the remaining two
years of their lease at Key Arena.

Seattle has filed suit trying to force the Sonics to remain in
the city until the lease expires in 2010, while Bennett wants to
buy out the remainder. The city already has rejected Bennett's 26
million dollars to settle the lease dispute. A trial is set to
begin in federal court June 16th.

Seattle is hoping to keep the Sonics in town for what would
appear to be two lame duck seasons, to buy time for a group led by
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to find an arena solution and
eventually purchase the team from Bennett to keep them in town.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 17920624 -
Gray Television, Inc.