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Oklahoma City will Host an NBA Team

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After years of struggles, PBC Chairman Clay Bennett and the City of Seattle have come to an agreement which will move the Seattle Supersonic to Oklahoma City for the 2008-2009 season.  Ever since Bennett has had his influence in the Seattle SuperSonic in 2006, he has wanted to move the team to Oklahoma City.  Now, his dream is coming true.  Seattle will no longer be able to host an NBA team due to failure to meet NBA regulations in the Key Arena.  Thus, it is official that Seattle will lose it’s NBA Franchise to Oklahoma City next season.

During last season, Seattle had a horrible season.  They lost a lot of games and it seems that they lost a lot of fan support as well.  During the end of the season, there were many rumors that Seattle would lose their team because they were not selling enough tickets.  But now, it is official that they will lose their team and must improve Key Arena if they want to get a team back within the next 5 years.

The Seattle SuperSonics franchise will be moving to Oklahoma City.  This will be the first time that Oklahoma City owns a NBA franchise.  After hurricane Katrina in Oklahoma City offered their support by hosting the New Orleans Hornets for the 2006-2007 season, however they did not have ownership of the franchise.  Apparently, basketball has a big success in Oklahoma City.  Almost half of the games played at the Ford Arena in Oklahoma City were sold out, while the rest sold almost full capacity.

Now, Oklahoma City will have ownership to a franchise that they will not have to return after one season.  The Sonics franchise now belongs to investors in Oklahoma City.  It has been agreed that they will, however, leave the name, logo, and team colors in Seattle.  This means, that Oklahoma City will have their own logo, team name, and colors.  At this point the team name and colors is not known, but should be announced shortly.  Basketball fans of Oklahoma can now purchase season tickets for the 2008-2009 season.


Wade Boden is the Artwork Director of Robbins Sports, an online resource offering Basketball Uniforms, Basketball Standards, and Portable Scoreboards.