Friday, October 27, 2006

Sonics Deal Signed and Sealed, But...

Now the big question for us Seattle fans is, will the SuperSonics (and the WNBA Seattle Storm) be delivered as well?

The new owners, Clay Bennett and a group of investors, are from Oklahoma City. That's significant because Oklahoma City has had a taste of NBA basketball that started when the New Orleans Hornets were blown out of their home by Hurricane Katrina. Oklahomans seem to be hooked -- tickets to the Hornets games at Ford Center sold out 24 times last season. Average attendance was over 18,000 per game...compared to 16,199 per game in Seattle's KeyArena.

Bennett has said he'll do all he can to keep the SuperSonics at least in the vicinity of Seattle. But when the Hornets go back to New Orleans next season, what then?

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Old Home Week in Kansas

The occasion was a preseason game between the Seattle Supersonics and the Chicago Bulls, but it happened at Kansas University, where key players from each team were once teammates. In fact, the Bulls' Kirk Hinrich and the Sonics' Nick Collison not only played together back in the years 1999 thru 2003, they led the Jayhawks to the national championship game their senior year. And you can see what they've been up to since then.

Hinrich ended up with 11 points to Collison's 12, but the Bulls pulled the game out in OT, 110-105. Pretty darn close, and that's how most fans in Allen Fieldhouse wanted it.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Supersonics & Gatorade promote health!

The seattle supersonics team up with Gatorade to motivate students in seattles. Acheiving the nation's 85th percentile or above wins these students a "Hip To Be Fit" T-shirt. Including an opportunity to be recognized as a fitness leader at a sonics game.

Monday, October 02, 2006

back at camp

The Sonics headed back to training camp yesterday, inviting six players to join them. Denham Brown and Mike Wilks are not really new faces, as Brown was the Sonics second draft pick in June, and Wilks came aboard at the trade deadline last season. This leaves a few others: Kenny Adeleke (Hartford ’06) will join up as a forward after an impressive college career. Desmon Farmer (USC ’04) spent two training camps with the Pacers but never made the cut at guard or forward. Last season he played for the Tulsa 66ers, laying down 42.8% of his 3-point attempts. Milt Palacio spent last year with the Utah Jazz, and he’ll be gunning for third point-guard on the roster. Kareem Rush, a 2002 first-round pick, has backed up the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant for the past two years.