Tacoma is currently looking for a way to increase interest in the Tacoma Dome. With the current excitement about the possibility of the Seattle Sonics return, why not try to get a NBA-D Team here?
If you are not familiar, the NBA-D League is a farm team for the NBA. Many current NBA players once played there, including Jeremy Lin. The Tacoma Rainiers work here for the Mariners, why not a farm team for the Sonics?