"Please stay WAY AWAY from talking about our investment in the building."
Clay Bennett, to PR Consultant Brent Gooden, via email
That quote comes courtesy of Greg Johns' article in the PI today. You'll also read about Bennett's empathy towards the players' desire to remain in Seattle ("Boo hoo") as well as Aubrey McClendon yet again showing why he was so sincere about keeping the team in Seattle ("The truth is we did buy it with the hope of moving to Oklahoma City.")
It just never ends, does it?
Bennett was referring specifically to getting caught making a financial commitment towards building a new arena in Renton, the same arena which would cost $500 million, and which he would contribute only the amount of money he could raise via naming rights. In other words, nothing.
Nothing, as in Bennett's chances of playing a game in Oklahoma City before the end of the decade.