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Monorail could play key role in easing traffic if KeyArena is renovated for NBA, NHL use

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:00:00 -0700

Traffic and parking issues in Queen Anne will be a top challenge in gaining permission to renovate KeyArena. Sports business mogul Tim Leiweke has a plan.

Hard Count podcast: OVG CEO Tim Leiweke on the timeline to renovate KeyArena

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:36:21 -0700

Oak View Group CEO Tim Leiweke discusses how long it will take to renovate KeyArena for NBA and NHL use and why previous estimates are inaccurate. Also, he talks about how his company plans to lure potential team owners to the site.

OVG’s Tim Leiweke addresses KeyArena ‘myths,’ says Seattle was ‘misled’

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:01:14 -0700

Oak View Group CEO Tim Leiweke, in a visit Thursday with The Seattle Times editorial board, said the time frame for project completion is one of several “myths’’ being propagated locally that need dispelling.

LaVar Ball says he ‘would kill Michael Jordan one-on-one.’ His former WSU teammates remember him differently

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:00:00 -0700

After LaVar Ball’s comments about him and Michael Jordan, we caught up with some of his former teammates at Washington State, where he played one season and averaged 2.2 points per game before transferring.

Markelle Fultz was great, but he won’t be remembered as a beloved Husky

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 07:00:00 -0700

To Husky fans, it’s hard to think he’ll be remembered as anything more than a passing fancy.

Arena twists and turns gave city opportunity to deal with KeyArena

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 18:24:58 -0800

No matter what happened in the arena process, Seattle needed to figure out what to do with the city-owned facility. And no reason to hurry, it is taking full advantage of the opportunity.

Hard Count podcast: Brian Surratt on the KeyArena renovation proposal process

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 10:12:47 -0800

Brian Surratt, head of Seattle's office of economic development, stops by to discuss his overseeing the NBA/NHL proposals for renovating KeyArena. Also, the prospects for Chris Hansen's arena in Sodo District and what he must do to get approval.

Time to sort out what KeyArena news is actually fake

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:00:00 -0800

Two recent stories regarding the arena and NBA and NHL teams haven’t passed the smell test.

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.