Eine Abstimmung war nur für den Vorschlag von Hansen und Ballmer geplant, das Angebot von Sacramento war nur als „Backup“ eingeplant.  Das Team war noch bis zur Saison 2016/17 an den Standort und die NBA gebunden, die jedoch bekannt gab den Vertrag so nicht verlängern zu wollen.  Als das Direktorium am 15.  During sale discussions, it was revealed that Hansen and Ballmer had expressed interest in purchasing the team for more than $600 million but had not made a formal offer because of Kohl's insistence that the team stay in Milwaukee..  Any vote would only be on the PSA presented by Hansen and Ballmer, and the Sacramento proposal was considered a "backup offer".  To address concerns of the Port of Seattle, the Seattle Mariners, and local industry, a SoDo transportation improvement fund to be maintained at $40 million by tax revenue generated by the arena was also included. Pace: 101.8 (16th of 22), Off Rtg: 105.8 (8th of 22) The SuperSonics again made the playoffs, but lost to the Phoenix Suns in six games in spite of strong performances from both Brown (28.5 ppg) and Burleson (20.8 ppg) during the series. Though Kohl had repeatedly stated he would not sell to someone intent on moving the Bucks out of Wisconsin, manyTemplate:Who had pegged the team as a likely potential candidate to move to Seattle. However, with the Allen trade the Sonics did not have much talent to surround their rookie forward, as they lost their first eight games under coach P. J. Carlesimo on the way to a 3-14 record in the first month of the season. It was George Karl's arrival as head coach in 1992, however, that marked a return to regular season and playoff competitiveness for the SuperSonics. In 1987–88, the three players each averaged over 20 points per game with Ellis at 25.8 ppg, McDaniel at 21.4, and Chambers at 20.4. The Seattle SuperSonics' first uniforms had "Sonics" displayed in a font that was also used by the Cincinnati Royals (now the Sacramento Kings). Ahead of the annual Board of Governors meeting where they were expected to vote on approval of the sale of the Kings to Hansen and Ballmer's group, as well as the relocation request, members of the NBA owners' finance and relocation committees held a meeting in New York City on April 3, 2013, for the Seattle group and the Sacramento group to each present their proposals. They limited their list only to players with at least fifty win shares.
Boston Celtics | The following season, the SuperSonics went on to record their first winning season at 47–35. Utah Jazz In September 2013, then-Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, in line to become the next commissioner upon David Stern's retirement in February 2014, made the announcement that the Milwaukee Bucks would need to replace the aging BMO Harris Bradley Center because of its small size and lack of amenities.
Schulman also threatened to move his soon-to-be ABA team to Los Angeles to compete directly with the Lakers. Im Jahr 2008 war die Moral vor Saisonbeginn niedrig, da Gespräche um eine neue Arena zwischen der Stadt Seattle und dem Franchise scheiterten. Jan 23 @ ATL, SEA (37-13) beat ATL, 98-96, 51. Am Ende der Saison beendete der Defense-Spezialist Nate McMillan seine Karriere und Unstimmigkeiten zwischen George Karl und dem Management führten zu seinem Abgang vom Franchise, trotz des Gewinns des Titels „Trainer des Jahres“ in derselben Spielzeit. The Sonics moved to the Tacoma Dome for the 1994–95 season while the Coliseum underwent renovations and went on to earn a second place 57-25 record. Damit waren sie das erste NBA-Team, dass als erster einer Division gegen einen Achtplatzierten im ersten Spiel der Play-offs ausschied. Williams returned for the 1981–82 season, and Seattle managed respectable 52–30 and 48–34 records during the next two years.  When the request was rejected by a judge, Seattle sued Bennett's group to enforce the lease that required the team to play in KeyArena through 2010.  The team began play as the Oklahoma City Thunder for the 2008–09 NBA season, after becoming the third NBA franchise to relocate in the past decade. Williams returned for the 1981–82 season, and Seattle managed respectable 52–30 and 48–34 records during the next two years. Sam Schulman owned the team from its 1967 inception until 1983.  Meanwhile, negotiations between McGinn, Constantine, and Hansen continued on development of a memorandum of understanding that would lay out the relationship for a public-private partnership on the new arena.Template:Citation needed, On May 16, 2012, after coming to agreement, McGinn, Constantine, and Hansen presented the proposed Memorandum of Understanding to the public.
Other than the loss of center Marvin Webster to New York, the SuperSonics roster stayed largely intact during the off-season, and in the 1978–79 season they went on to win their first division title. The 1979–80 season saw the SuperSonics finish second in the Pacific Division to the Los Angeles Lakers with a strong 56–26 record. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. Wilkens and Rule both represented Seattle in the 1970 NBA All-Star Game, and Wilkens led the NBA in assists during the 1969–70 season. Wilkens and Rule both represented Seattle in the 1970 NBA All-Star Game, and Wilkens led the NBA in assists during the 1969–70 season. Record: 56-26, Finished 2nd in NBA Pacific Division Coach: Lenny Wilkens (56-26) Executive: Zollie Volchok. The 1998–99 season saw the SuperSonics struggle.
The deal included provisions for contributions of $100 million each from Kohl and the new ownership group, for a total of $200 million towards the construction of a new downtown arena. Am 26. On June 28, 2007, the SuperSonics traded Ray Allen and the 35th pick of the 2nd round (Glen Davis) in the 2007 NBA Draft to the Boston Celtics for rights to the 5th pick Jeff Green, Wally Szczerbiak, and Delonte West. The approval meant the Sonics would be allowed to move to Oklahoma City's Ford Center for the 2008–09 season after reaching a settlement with the city of Seattle.. Die NBA bestand jedoch darauf, dass die Hawks nach einem Verkauf in Atlanta bleiben müssten. Schulman also threatened to move his soon-to-be ABA team to Los Angeles to compete directly with the Lakers.
The all-time record of this rivalry is 98–94 in favor of the SuperSonics. Erst nach sieben Spielen verloren sie im Finale der Western Conference gegen die Phoenix Suns. This time, the Bullets lost to the SuperSonics in five games to give Seattle its first, and only, NBA title.
Dieses Komitee stimmte gegen eine Verlegung. In 1987–88, the three players each averaged over 20 points per game with Ellis at 25.8 ppg, McDaniel at 21.4, and Chambers at 20.4.
 Am 4. The alternate uniform was gold with green and white trim, again with "SONICS" arched across the chest.
Walter Jones. Die Rivalität war relativ ausgeglichen, beide Teams gewannen jeweils einen NBA-Titel. The 2002–03 season saw All-Star Gary Payton traded to the Milwaukee Bucks, and it also marked the end to the SuperSonics 11-year streak of having a season with a winning percentage of at least .500, the second longest current streak in the NBA at the time. Nov 17 @ GSW, SEA (12-6) beat GSW, 108-103, 19. Career Stats. Chicago Packers/Zephyrs | Januar berichtete der Seattle Post-Intelligencer, dass Chris Hansen und der Filmproduzent Thomas Tull (Anteilseigner des NFL-Teams Pittsburgh Steelers) jeweils ein Angebot für den Kauf der Hawks abgeben wollen um das Franchise nach Seattle zu holen. So gewannen sie in der Saison 1978/79 zum ersten Mal den Divisionstitel. The legendary Bill Russell was hired as the head coach in the following year, and in 1975 he coached the SuperSonics to the playoffs for the first time. Sacramento mayor Johnson offered a quick rebuttal to the announcement, stating that the agreement was not a done deal and that Sacramento would have the opportunity to present a counteroffer to the NBA. Bei den SuperSonics brach durch die Anstellung von Power Forward Shawn Kemp 1989 und Point Guard Gary Payton 1990 ein neues Zeitalter an. San Diego Rockets |