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Power Man 02-07-2012 07:40 PM

The NBA committees have voted no to relocation of Kings to Seattle
 
http://www.hoopsrumors.com/2012/02/s...-nba-team.html


Yes please

Melrose Munch 02-07-2012 08:51 PM

Good.

Muh 02-07-2012 09:00 PM

Would love to see them get a team back. Not fair they missed Durant by 1 season.

Did they move cause bad attendance? Cause I am sure Durant would have changed that instantly.

Clowe Me 02-07-2012 09:16 PM

They can have New Orleans.

G F O P 02-07-2012 09:27 PM

Good to hear. Never should have lost Sonics.

Big Poppa Puck 02-07-2012 09:43 PM

Need an arena first no? That's why the Sonics left.

Taro Tsujimoto 02-08-2012 12:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iRep TheWingedWheel (Post 43767757)
Need an arena first no? That's why the Sonics left.

Aren't they building a new one? Seeing that they're back in the potential Coyotes relocation mix...

gra 02-11-2012 08:39 AM

The only way I see Seattle getting an NBA Team back and getting an NHL team is if a new arena is funded privatly. Right now the tide has changed in terms of funding arenas and stadiums as noted not only with the voters shooting down the Islanders new arena but also the people in Seattle saying no more as well. At the rate things are going Kansas City will be in the running for a new team if someone wants to own a team there.

Vamos Rafa 02-11-2012 07:48 PM

NHL in Seattle would be great, except when Canucks fans invade that place.

pb1300 02-13-2012 11:13 AM

Should have never left Seattle. Sad, pathetic story. Whats sad is that if/when they get a team, they wont have any history to go off of, since all of that history belongs to OKC now.

Big Poppa Puck 02-15-2012 11:58 PM

Seattle is announcing a new arena deal tomorrow. To be ready by 2015. Hello Seattle SuperHornets.

And Seattle Coyotes.

El Dandy* 02-16-2012 07:16 AM

This is great news!

Later, New Orleans.

Power Man 07-31-2012 10:12 AM

Quote:

SEATTLE (AP)

The Metropolitan King County Council has voted to approve a proposal for a new arena that could bring the NBA back to Seattle.

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The County Council approved the amended proposal from investor Chris Hansen by a 6-3 vote on Monday afternoon. The plan also needs approval from the Seattle City Council. If the city makes any changes, it will need to be voted on again by the county.

Just before the county hearing began, eight of nine Seattle councilmembers unveiled a letter to Hansen saying changes must be made to the proposal before they can support it. The City Council wants to ensure that a portion of tax revenues generated by a new arena would help pay for local transportation improvements. Currently, the proposal calls for those taxes to be used to pay off the $200 million in city and county bonds for the $490 million arena.
http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/K...na-plan-073012

Sports Enthusiast 08-06-2012 04:41 AM

Enough of this notion that Seattle is a big city. They hardly support what they have now. The Seahawks do OKAY though.

G F O P 08-06-2012 09:05 AM

As a Seattle resident, it is a big city

The Last Baron* 08-06-2012 09:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BK Triple Threat (Post 53314281)
Enough of this notion that Seattle is a big city. They hardly support what they have now. The Seahawks do OKAY though.

The Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area is the 15th largest in the United States.

Over the past 5 seasons the lowest their capacity has been was 99% last season.

Their MLS team, the Seattle Sounders, are always at the top of the league when it comes to attendance. Just because the Mariners suck doesn't mean the city can't support sports franchises...

I really wish you would just admit that you have no idea what you are talking about before posting.

worstfaceoffmanever 08-06-2012 02:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BK Triple Threat (Post 53314281)
Enough of this notion that Seattle is a big city. They hardly support what they have now. The Seahawks do OKAY though.

Seattle routinely fills the barn for the Sounders and Seahawks. Hell, the Sounders are the only team in that city that has really committed to putting a winning product on the field year in and year out. The Mariners get no support because they are perennially terrible.

The Seattle MSA is larger than 14 of the 28 current NBA markets, checking in at 3.5 million people. I'd say that's a pretty big city.

Clowe Me 08-06-2012 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BK Triple Threat (Post 53314281)
Enough of this notion that Seattle is a big city. They hardly support what they have now. The Seahawks do OKAY though.

You're so wrong. Seattle fans are some of the most loyal in all of sports. All of their franchises have been laughing stocks for years and they support them greatly. Only for the last year or two has the Mariners attendace been low, and that's after 10 years of being a joke. They always sold out Sonics games in the past. They deserve a team.

the Seattle metro area is huge, as well.

No Fun Shogun 08-06-2012 04:40 PM

Only question is who relocates there as, unlike the NHL, there seem to be no rumors whatsoever that the NBA is even remotely considering an expansion.

Who're the prime suspects? Kings, Bucks, and Grizzlies, right? Anyone else on the potential relocation block now that the Hornets seem to be locked down in New Orleans?

gra 08-06-2012 06:17 PM

I'm not going to get into this who is more deserving crap, especially since Seattle itself is not a city filled with hardcore fans of their sports teams. It can be argued that at best the city can support 1 more team maybe 2. The Sonics are no problem, but an NHL team could go either way. If an NHL team does go there, it will be based on the help of those in British Columbia to give up supporting who they follow right now and willing to spend money on a team in Washington that would be cheaper than what they would see the Rodgers Centre.

G F O P 08-06-2012 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AP (Post 53331697)
I'm not going to get into this who is more deserving crap, especially since Seattle itself is not a city filled with hardcore fans of their sports teams.

As a Seatle resident, I can tell you this is nonsense.

gra 08-06-2012 06:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ixcuincle (Post 53332323)
As a Seatle resident, I can tell you this is nonsense.

I have talked to plenty of people who used to live in Seattle and moved to AZ and they will say that I am right.

invictus 08-06-2012 07:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ixcuincle (Post 53332323)
As a Seatle resident, I can tell you this is nonsense.

Ix, how long have you been in Seattle?

G F O P 08-06-2012 08:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AP (Post 53332543)
I have talked to plenty of people who used to live in Seattle and moved to AZ and they will say that I am right.

But I live here.

Clowe Me 08-06-2012 09:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AP (Post 53332543)
I have talked to plenty of people who used to live in Seattle and moved to AZ and they will say that I am right.

I've seen it with my own eyes. I lived up there for a year with my cousin and I can tell you, they're very passionate about their teams. This is coming from a guy who is fans of many teams that are rivals with Seattle-based teams.

The former mayor of Seattle sold the team out by taking money to negate the lease with Key arena. The fans of the Sonics were not the reason they moved.


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