NBA superstar and Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett has said he would bring back the team to Seattle if he could. While a league expansion is inevitable, there’s no timetable for it right now and it’s likely to not happen for years down the road.
The Sonics resided in Seattle from 1967 until 2008—but they moved to Oklahoma City after Howard Schultz sold the team to a group led by Clay Bennett. There have been several attempts over the years with Seattle-area athletes like Sue Bird and Russell Wilson trying to revive the NBA in Seattle.
For anyone who has been to the City of Seattle, or at least understands the city?s rich sports history, knows basketball is king. From the Metro League to the Washington Huskies to the Seattle SuperSonics, there wasn?t many better places to watch hoops than the Emerald City once upon a time.
The Seattle SuperSonics, commonly known as the Sonics, were an American professional basketball team based in Seattle.The SuperSonics played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the league's Western Conference Pacific and Northwest divisions from 1967 until 2008.
After 41 years in the NBA, Seattle no longer has a basketball team to follow When Did the Sonics Leave Seattle? Following the approval of the Seattle Supersonics sale to Oklahoma City businessman Clay Bennett in October 2006, the Sonics basketball team would relocate to Oklahoma City.
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