From an editorial in today’s Seattle Times:
From the day Seattle owners sold the Seattle Sonics to Oklahoma businessmen, we should have known.
We’ve often faulted political leaders for passivity and lack of creativity about the Sonics. Well, it appears that if the out-of-town owners were going to keep the team here, it would have been only because they got a too-lucrative-to-refuse deal. More than creativity, that’s about cash — oodles of taxpayer cash.