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May 8, 2008 4:23 PM

Ballmer subpoenaed, Weaver hired

Posted by Percy Allen

Microsoft mogul Steve Ballmer has been subpoenaed by attorneys for the Sonics owners. In a filinig dated April 28, Ballmer's attorney Llewelyn Pritchard acknowledged receipt of the subpoena.

It's believed that Ballmer will be deposed even though the discovery process was supposed to have concluded April 30.

Ballmer led a local investment group that offered to pay $150 million toward a $300 million KeyArena renovation project and buy the team from Clay Bennett.

IN OTHER NEWS, the Sonics officially announced the hiring of assistant general manager Troy Weaver today. He replaces Scott Perry, who returned to Detroit after just one season with the Sonics.

Weaver has a good reputation in NBA circles. He's spent the past four seasons with the Utah Jazz and served as director of player personnel last season. He began as a scout with the team.

Before joining Utah, Weaver was an assistant at Pittsburgh, New Mexico and Syracuse where he helped the Orangemen win a national championship. Weaver was instrumental in recruiting Carmelo Anthony and he recruited Sonics rookie Jeff Green, who played three years at Georgetown.

Weaver also coached an AAU team in the Washington D.C. Long after he departure, his team produced Kansas State freshman Michael Beasley, who will be taken no lower than No. 2 in the June 26 draft. Weaver also has ties to Sonics rookie Kevin Durant, who hails the district.

ONE MORE NOTE ... Here's a press release about Nate Robinson's upcoming basketball camp. For more information, contact Matthew Wade, (206) 227-9387.


What: New York Knicks guard and former University of Washington star Nate Robinson will host his first-ever "Nate Robinson Basketball Camp" at Mercer Island's Community Center at Mercer View benefiting Mercer Island Parks and Recreation.

The Nate Robinson Basketball Camp will provide boys and girls ages 6-16 with a structured basketball learning experience that encourages team participation and personal development. Robinson will be in attendance everyday instructing campers and helping them with basketball fundamentals. The camp will include guest speakers, low coach-to-camper ratio, several games per day and daily contests.

The cost of the four-day camp is $275. Campers will receive a reversible jersey, autographs, snacks, NY Knicks prizes and much more. Many of Robinson's NBA friends are scheduled to appear at the camp including Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy, NY Knicks teammate Jamal Crawford and Sacramento Kings center Spencer Hawes.

Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department takes pride in providing the highest quality facilities and services in partnership with the community to enhance livability on Mercer Island.

When: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - Friday, August 1, 2008 9a.m. - 4p.m.

Where: Community Center at Mercer View
8236 SE 24th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Ph# - 206-275-7609 or

Visuals: Nate Robinson instructing campers on basketball fundamentals.

Nate Robinson shooting jump shots and playing with campers.

Nate Robinson answering questions from campers.

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