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Oklahoma City will Host an NBA Team

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After several years, the City of Seattle and PBC Chairman Clay Bennett finally agreed to move the Seattle Supersonic for the 2008-2009 season to Oklahoma City. Bennett had long wanted to move his team to Oklahoma since he gained ownership of the SuperSonics in 2006. Due to their failure in meeting the NBA regulations in the Key Arena, Seattle can no longer host an NBA team. Next season, Seattle loses their NBA franchise to Oklahoma City.

Seattle had a horrible time in the previous season. They lost lots of games as well as their fan base. Towards the end, rumors were flying that Seattle would lose their team because they did not sell enough tickets. Now it is official they lose their team and must improve their Key Arena to get their team back after 5 years.

This will be the first time Oklahoma will own an NBA franchise. After hurricane Katrina, the city hosted the New Orleans Hornets in season 2006-2007 as a show of their support but they did not own the franchise. Basketball was a big success in the city. Half of the games that were held in Ford Arena were sold out and the rest was almost full capacity.

Now that Oklahoma owns the franchise, they do not have to return after a season. The Sonics now belong to investors of Oklahoma. Part of the agreement was to remove the name, logo and its team colors. Right now Oklahoma still does not have their team identity but it should be determined shortly. The fans have now purchased season ticket of the 2008-2009 season.

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