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‘A transparent lens’: Glass atrium will be the centerpiece of remodeled KeyArena

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:31:54 -0800

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The revamped plan, unveiled to the Seattle Design Commission, shows an all-glass atrium that will give visitors a better view of the historical KeyArena roof.



Philadelphia 76ers coach offers blunt assessment of former UW Husky Markelle Fultz

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 20:39:39 -0800

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Markelle Fultz, the first pick in last year’s NBA draft, has been dealing with shoulder soreness and jump-shot woes. Asked if Fultz needs to be 100 percent physically to play, Brett Brown said what Fultz “needs to be, is able to shoot a basketball.”



Inside Sports Business | BBB (Big Baller Brand) gets bad rating from BBB (Better Business Bureau)

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 18:18:26 -0800

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Better Business Bureau last week gave LaVar Ball’s Big Baller Brand an “F” rating after 33 complaints from consumers mostly related to not having their $500 sneaker orders — yes, that’s how much they cost — filled despite credit cards being charged.



Zach LaVine of Bothell to make his Chicago Bulls debut Saturday

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:44:27 -0800

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Zach LaVine of the Bulls is eager to play after being out for more than 11 months. The 22-year-old guard tore a knee ligament in February and was traded from Minnesota to Chicago in June.



A Rainier Beach first: basketball’s Jamal Crawford, track’s Ginnie Powell part of new Hall of Fame

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 21:57:04 -0800

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Vikings will honor nine former athletes/administrators as its inaugural class before Friday's boys basketball game against Garfield.



‘Closer than anybody,’ Jamal Crawford says of friendship with fellow NBA player Isaiah Thomas

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 08:00:00 -0800

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Crawford, 37, a graduate of Rainier Beach High, has been a mentor to Thomas, 28, a former Washington Huskies standout from Tacoma. “We go on vacation, his family and my family,” Minnesota guard Crawford said of Thomas, who plays for Cleveland.



ESPN, others shouldn’t give LaVar Ball, America’s most infamous sports dad, a platform

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 18:32:18 -0800

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Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle ripped ESPN for a report in which LaVar Ball criticized Lakers coach Luke Walton, arguing the network should back the coaches because of its NBA partnership. I don’t agree with that. But I do agree that publications should stop giving space to Ball.



Storm founder Ginger Ackerley dies at 79

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 22:54:10 -0800

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Ginger Ackerley, the founder and former chairwoman of the WNBA Seattle Storm, died Friday at her home in Seattle. She was 79.



Kevin Durant makes big plays at both ends as Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 20:39:38 -0800

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Kevin Durant contributed 25 points and five blocked shots — including a key swat of a LeBron James shot in the last minute — as Golden State defeated the Cavaliers 99-92 in a rematch of the past three NBA Finals.



Inside Sports Business: Timely assist from NHL helps Oak View Group, Seattle officials in terms of KeyArena perception

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 18:36:36 -0800

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Those close to the situation knew the NHL badly needed to throw Seattle and Tim Leiweke’s Oak View Group a bone. Some of the public discourse surrounding a KeyArena renovation proposal had gotten out of whack.



As Seattle’s arena plans are finalized, the NBA explores Mexico City

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:34:35 -0800

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Seattle is widely regarded as first in line for a team to replace the Sonics. Could Mexico City be home to team No. 32?



NHL says Seattle can apply for franchise, start season-ticket drive

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:50:49 -0800

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The announcement comes the same week the Seattle City Council approved and Mayor Jenny Durkan signed a $600 million agreement with the Los Angeles-based Oak View Group to renovate KeyArena.



Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan signs MOU to renovate KeyArena

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:12:43 -0800

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The MOU was approved by the Seattle City Council on Monday. The $600 million renovation is projected to be completed by October 2020. Seattle soon could attract an NHL team and possibly an NBA franchise down the road.



Deal to renovate KeyArena the culmination of a long political battle

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 18:02:03 -0800

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The exhausting, at times tumultuous process to renovate KeyArena didn’t start in May 2016 when a rival project for the city’s Sodo District was rejected by the city council. The roots date to 2013, when some began exploring whether a KeyArena renovation was possible.



KeyArena fatigue understandable, but MOU approval a huge moment in Seattle sports

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 21:44:56 -0800

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With the approval of a Memorandum of Understanding between the city and Oak View Group to renovate KeyArena as early as October 2020, the Seattle City Council set forth the pieces to bring an NHL and perhaps an NBA franchise to the city.



Poll: If the NHL comes to KeyArena, I would …?

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 18:02:06 -0800

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NHL? NBA? A look at what could happen now that Seattle approved KeyArena renovation

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 16:25:24 -0800

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The council approved a Memorandum of Understanding between the city and the Oak View Group to complete the renovation as early as October 2020. With the deal in place, the NHL is expected to make a franchise announcement regarding Seattle.



Seattle City Council expected to approve OVG plan to renovate KeyArena on Monday

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 17:47:46 -0800

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The Seattle City Council will decide Monday whether to approve a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the city and Los Angeles-based Oak View Group for a $600 million renovation of KeyArena. Interested observers include the NHL and NBA.



The KeyArena MOU vote is coming Monday: Here are 3 reasons you should trust Tim Leiweke and OVG

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 17:45:20 -0800

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A healthy dose of skepticism regarding the cost of this process is a good thing, but here’s why the city should go with Tim Leiweke’s group.



Inside Sports Business: NHL’s interest in Houston doesn’t mean Seattle quest for a team is on thin ice

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 17:10:47 -0800

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Accept that Houston will receive an NHL team. But that doesn’t mean Seattle gets left behind. In fact, recent conversations with two high-ranking NHL sources have indicated the league wants both Houston and Seattle to have teams.