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Ed Murray announces KeyArena advisory panel, which includes Lenny Wilkens

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:53:58 -0800

Legendary former Sonics coach Lenny Wilkens is one of 11 community leaders named as part of a new advisory panel to explore the viability of KeyArena for NBA and NHL use. The panel, announced by Mayor Ed Murray, will review KeyArena proposals and the analysis of city staffers.

Here are the questions I’d ask Chris Hansen — if he’d accept the repeated interview requests

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:00:00 -0800

There are specific questions I would ask Sodo arena proponent Chris Hansen if interviewing him. The biggest surrounds why he is asking the city to grant him a shovel-ready arena plan when he lacks the financing to execute his vision.

Anthony Davis’ 52 points earns him NBA All-Star Game MVP honors

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:21:04 -0800

The Pelican, playing before his fans, breaks Wilt Chamberlain’s 55-year-old record.

Chris Hansen believes Sodo is best Seattle arena site, and I agree

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:00:00 -0800

Whatever logistical problems exist at Sodo — and virtually no aspect of the arena-building business, from soup to nuts, is smooth and problem-free — they appear far less cumbersome than those at KeyArena.

Calm prevails as locals get some answers to KeyArena questions

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 21:52:58 -0800

Locals were invited to write down ideas on transportation, arena design, post-event cleanup and other future issues linked to a KeyArena remodel they might be worried about.

What’s the rush with KeyArena plan?

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:38:46 -0800

Seattle is right to explore options to bring the NBA back to KeyArena. But it shouldn’t lease the venue to developers with no team in sight. First let Chris Hansen’s arena deal in Sodo expire, then wholeheartedly pursue the NBA at a better location such as KeyArena.

Kevin Durant returns to Oklahoma City, scores 34 points as Warriors beat Thunder

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 22:26:31 -0800

After a variety of emotions surrounding his return to Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant was glad to come out with a victory and move on. Superstar Durant scored 34 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Golden State beat the Thunder 130-114.

Ex-Husky Isaiah Thomas is in the conversation for NBA MVP

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 20:15:16 -0800

There have been successful NBA players under 6 feet but none has had a season as impressive as Isaiah Thomas.

Backtalk: Times readers sound off on Seattle arena proposals, the Super Bowl and politics

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 19:27:46 -0800

Backtalk: Letters to the Sports Editor.

Seattle to decide KeyArena viability before possible vote on Sodo street vacation

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:40:04 -0800

A memo to city-council members says a review of an all-private arena proposal from entrepreneur Chris Hansen will take “five to six months” to complete. No council vote can be scheduled until after that, which extends beyond the city’s timeline for making a KeyArena decision.

Gary Payton gets a deserved honor, but it would mean more at a Sonics game

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 22:01:38 -0800

It was a great moment. A poignant moment. One that prompted emotions and memories alike. But it was also a sobering reminder that, sooner than later, this city needs to do that ceremony right.

Sodo arena group seeks new vote on Seattle street vacation

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:00:19 -0800

The proposal, which had been expected for weeks, seeks a new vote on whether to sell his group part of Occidental Avenue South to make the project “shovel ready” in hopes of attracting NBA and NHL teams.

Michael Jordan took flight in Seattle on this day 30 years ago

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:46:56 -0800

One of basketball's most iconic dunks happened in Seattle on this day, 30 years ago. Here's a look back.

Bothell HS alum Zach LaVine to miss remainder of NBA season with torn ACL

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 14:56:07 -0800

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Zach LaVine will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee. LaVine had an MRI before the Wolves hosted Memphis on Saturday, when the diagnosis was revealed. LaVine was injured the night before in the team’s loss at Detroit. He’ll have surgery […]

There are reasons to doubt KeyArena can be redone for NBA and NHL

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:59:52 -0800

On Wednesday, a city-guided tour of KeyArena provided media and potential developers a close look at the former Sonics home. But it’s fair to wonder if traffic, parking and site questions can be solved.

Bob Walsh, former Sonics exec who brought Goodwill Games to Seattle, dies at age 76

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:29:35 -0800

Bob Walsh was an entrepreneur and humanitarian who brought 13 major national sporting events to Seattle, including NCAA tournament men's and women's basketball Final Fours and the 1987 NBA All-Star Game.

Concept of Seattle getting a ‘free’ arena is unrealistic, despite private funding

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 19:15:43 -0800

Getting something for nothing doesn’t exist in professional sports, even with private-funded arena deals such as the one to build a venue in the Sodo District or proposals to renovate KeyArena. Taxpayers inevitably must give these groups something.

George Karl invents new term, chaortic, to describe his time in Seattle

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:54:57 -0800

The word, which means a blend of chaos and order, sums up his time with the Sonics well. It was the pinnacle of his career and the city loved his team.