I hate to say this, but Vegas would be better than Oklahoma at least. I'd hate to see the Sonics go anywhere, obviously . . . but it's VEGAS baby!
How bad would it suck, though, when the Sonics get really successful b/c Bennett starts rolling in the dough down there?At least if they went to OKC, you know the team would be struggling financially within 3 years, and it would give us a small bit of pleasure to see that happen.
I can tell you the Sonics are interested in moving to Auburn near Emerald Downs.Clay Bennett is probably smart enough to investigate all these options and pick the one that makes the most financial sense.http://royalbroughamway.com/2007/04/it-aint-ova-yet-sonics-discuss-moving.html
Well, a couple of problems with that scenario:1. $300 million is a lot of money, even for a casino2. The NBA wouldn't like the privately funded aspect, in that it undercuts their whining in other cities for publicly-funded stadia3. The NBA DEFINITELY wouldn't like the casino-funded aspect; what with the gambling aspects and allStill, it's a bit of hope in an otherwise gloomy situation. Thanks for the link, Gary.
Is there any particular reason why the Sonics are not considering Kansas City as a viable alternative? They are in the process of finishing up the Sprint Center, a state-of-the-art arena to be completed in November. They were unsuccessful in bringing the Pittsburgh Penguins (who leveraged the city for a better deal) but I don't see why they could use the same scenario (free rent, profits from arena concessions, etc.) to lure the Sonics there. Thoughts, comments?
SONICS: Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
Did you morons even pay attention to the Hornets in OKC? They had great attendence (much better than Seattle FYI). Vegas will not happen unless they ban betting on NBA games (David Stern's words not mine).
get ready for the okc sonics!
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