Letters to the Editor

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Tag: sacramento kings

April
30th

NBA: We want our Sonics back

The Seattle Sonics were moved to Oklahoma City in 2008 after the city failed to agree on building a new arena with Sonic owners. Since then, the Hansen group has a binding agreement to purchase the Sacramento Kings. It has binding agreements in place to build a new stadium and move the Kings to Seattle and bring Sonics basketball back. Now the NBA Relocation Committee has voted unanimously in favor of the Kings staying in Sacramento.

We want our Sonics back. If the NBA is not willing to let us have a expansion team or let us buy a team

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Jan.
24th

SONICS: Callaghan should stick to politics

I was amazed reading Peter Callaghan’s column on the possible return of the Sonics (TNT, 1-24). Why all the negative comments? True, it would heart-breaking for the diehard Sacramento Kings fan, but sadly and unfortunately this is how the big business of sports has operated for decades. (Anyone remember the Philadelphia Athletics?)

My main issue with his comments is that he makes Clay Bennett the villain. The true villain in the death of the Sonics was Howard Schultz. He had to know he was selling the team to a carpetbagger who had no intention of keeping the team here.

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