SEATTLE - Three newspapers report that the Seattle SuperSonics have decided to hire 30-year-old Sam Presti as the team's new general manager.The only thing left to do is to come up with a suitable Supersonicsoul nickname for young Presti. Master P? Press Pass? Sam "Never Resty" Presti?" Dress to ImPress-ti? Whitsitt Junior? (wanders off mumbling to himself)
KING 5 News has confirmed Presti flew into Seattle Wednesday afternoon.
The Sonics have scheduled a news conference at their business offices tomorrow at noon to introduce their new GM.
The Seattle Times, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the News Tribune are reporting on their Web sites that Presti is the choice of the Sonics to replace Rick Sund, who was stripped of his GM's duties and made into a consultant five days after the 2006-2007 season ended.
Presti is the San Antonio Spurs' assistant general manager.
(from Associated Press and KING 5)
Wednesday, June 6
It's (almost) Official: Sonics name Presti new GM
It looks like the Sonics will introduce their new GM at a press conference tomorrow morning. To the surprise of no one, it will be Sam Presti:
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Here's to hoping 'Big Testi Presti' fits the bill.
Any way you slice it, it's a great pick up for the Sonics. I think if you listed all the potential candidates this offseason to replace Rick Sund, you would have to put Presti at or near the top of the list. The fact the Sonics got him is a great sign. Now, about the head coach, how long before we hear about PJ heading for Seatown?
i hope its not too long i cant believe how long its taken to get the GM and coach settled.
How can he be only 30 years old? That would make him a pretty mature-looking 7 when he starred as Ted 'The Geek' in Sixteen Candles back in 1984...
Why do I get a "informercial guy selling stock trading tricks" vibe from Sam Presti in that photograph?
Why not honor Kevin Calabro at the same time and call him the Presti-digitator?
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