Follow the Sonics off and on the court with reporters Percy Allen and Jayda Evans.
About comments: Help us maintain civil and mature comment threads by reporting inappropriate posts. Record the name of the commenter and the time and date of the offending comment and . Thanks. Changes are coming in the months ahead to our comment functionality that will allow us to better-control the content.
April 17, 2008 9:08 PM
Posted by Jayda Evans
A source told Elise Woodward, a host on Sports Radio KJR (950 AM), that Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen will abstain from voting on the Sonics' relocation bid. The 30 NBA owners are gathering in New York today and tomorrow to discuss several issues, including majority owner Clay Bennett's wish to move the 41-year-old franchise to his native Oklahoma.
Bennett needs a simple majority, 16 votes, to win approval. So far, only Allen's abstention and Mark Cuban's no-vote and a bunch of possible court proceedings are stopping Bennett.
Anticipating the move, the Sonics have stopped selling season tickets for next year and are discounting all merchandise. Bennett has also received several "sweetheart" deals in Oklahoma to make the transition smoother.
Media has been told to gather at a New York City hotel tomorrow afternoon for a press conference.
Jul 9, 08 - 01:01 PM
Stern tries to block Schultz's lawsuit
Jul 7, 08 - 03:55 PM
Photos of new OKC team
Jul 2, 08 - 05:25 PM
Jul 2, 08 - 11:49 AM
City and the Sonics discussing settlement?
Jul 1, 08 - 06:09 PM
Summer league roster released