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April 15, 2008 2:42 PM
Posted by Percy Allen
Governor Christine Gregoire, state and local officials have sent a letter to the NBA urging the owners to postpone this week's Board of Governors vote on the Sonics until the team's legal problems are resolved.
The letter cited a breach of contract with the previous ownership group and a breach of faith with fans as prime reasons to postpone the vote. Other parties signing the letter include House Speaker Frank Chopp, Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown, King County Executive Ron Sims and Seattle City Council President Richard Conlin.
The groups' action comes on the heels of former Sonics owner Howard Schultz's announcement that he intends to sue the current team owners for breach of contract.
The NBA Board of Governors meeting begins Thursday and the owners are expected to vote on Friday. Commissioner David Stern will address the media Friday.
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