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Follow the Sonics off and on the court with reporters Percy Allen and Jayda Evans.
Posted by Percy Allen at 9:16 PM
Got this email tonight and thought I'd pass it along. The person sent me a link to this video:
The email ended with "Sonics fans are ready to fight for the team. Save our Sonics!!"
By the way, I spoke with Clay Bennett's spokesman this afternoon. Turns out Bennett was in town to watch the game. I asked if there was anything new on the arena front and was told no.
I heard Bennett met with city officials, but Bennett's spokesman said that's not true. He said "Clay makes good use of his time" while he's in Seattle. I'm assuming that means he had a briefing with attorneys on their fight to break the KeyArena lease.
As for the Sonics, well they had a very light practice today. When the media arrived at 1 p.m. all of the players were off the court and we were told practice ended 45 minutes earlier than expected.
For a 2-14 team, they sure take a lot of days off. By my unofficial count, that's about five abbreviated or canceled practices in the first month.
Coach P.J. Carlesimo came down from his office in street clothes and spoke for about 18 minutes. He answered six questions ranging from his point guards, the Sonics 0-7 record at KeyArena, Kevin Durant's role in the offense and Wally Szczerbiak's improved performances.
I was curious about Durant and asked Carlesimo if he ever envisioned the offense running through the rookie much like Cleveland relies on LeBron James or how Tracy McGrady directs Houston's offense.
Listen to Carlesimo describe his vision of Durant and the offense.
And here's an interesting audio clip of the follow-up question. Carlesimo hints to his demise, which might be a bit of foreshadwing or maybe he was just being real. Basically he talked about Durant playing for other coaches in his NBA career and how they might use him.
As for Wally, he'll remain a reserve even though he's playing well lately.
Luke Ridnour is about 10-14 days away from practicing and Carlesimo refused to throw the PGs underneath the bus. He's not happy with how Delonte West and Earl Watson are playing, but he declined to mention them by name when discussing the team's problems.
One final note on the guy who suffered the seizure during Wednesday's game. Somebody asked about his condition. I was told by a police officer after the game that he was ok. They didn't have any more details than that. The officer said the seizure was caused by the strobe lighting inside the arena.
Great blog. Best thing going for the Supes. Thanks Percy!
Posted by bawls at 10:59 PM, Nov 30, 2007
Thanks for the video! That was great!
Posted by Michael at 11:33 PM, Nov 30, 2007
Percy, Do you really think that Bennett spokeperson would tell you the truth about meeting with the city? Who told you that he met with the city? The problem is nobody is saying anything about the arena. The city is suppose to come out with some plan but who knows when. If the plan is to redo the key then Bennett will not go for that. I am so tired of this crap.
Posted by kba at 2:08 PM, Dec 01, 2007