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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.



Sodo group dealt blow as subcommittee sends KeyArena renovation plan to final Dec. 4 vote

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:14:27 -0800

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If approved, the Memorandum of Understanding between the city and the Oak View Group is expected to hasten the awarding of an NHL franchise in Seattle.



With lessons learned, Oak View Group’s Tim Leiweke is doing it his way

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 07:00:00 -0700

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Leiweke, the Oak View Group CEO with deep NBA and NHL ties, has promised to renovate KeyArena for $600 million. And after learning from missteps in Kansas City, Mo., and Los Angeles, he believes his company can bring teams from both leagues to Seattle.



Sodo group says KeyArena renovation should be public, not private, process

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 16:58:25 -0700

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If the renovation is deemed “public” then such a move would likely delay the KeyArena renovation to the point it misses its targeted October 2020 opening.



Eight former UW Huskies stars in the NBA

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:20:37 -0700

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Philadelphia 76ers rookie Markelle Fultz is 1 of 8 former Washington Huskies stars playing the NBA.



Boston Celtics lose All-Star Gordon Hayward and season opener in Cleveland

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:00:05 -0700

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All-Star forward Gordon Hayward, playing his first game as a Celtic, broke his left ankle in the first quarter of a 102-99 loss to the Cavaliers in Cleveland. Houston edged defending champion Golden State 122-121 in the other game on opening night.



Spurs’ Popovich labels Trump ‘a soulless coward’

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:02:43 -0700

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has called President Donald Trump “a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others” in response to Trump’s comment Monday that former President Barack Obama and other commanders in chief “didn’t make calls” to families of fallen soldiers. Former Obama […]



50 years ago today, the Sonics played their first game. Here’s a look back.

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:07:40 -0700

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Now a relic of Seattle sports history, still awaiting a second life, the Sonics are all but a memory. Here's a look back at the day the team got took the hardwood for the first time.



Chris Hansen’s Sodo arena group says it didn’t get key emails from Seattle’s transportation department

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 21:56:16 -0700

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And not responding to those emails, the city says, is why the Sodo arena plan hasn’t been resubmitted to the city council for consideration.



This much is clear: Chris Hansen’s Sodo arena group deserves one last listen

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 21:24:37 -0700

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Hansen, the Seattle-raised hedge-fund manager, has spent the past six years trying to bring back the Sonics. There have been missteps and surprises that have impeded his progress, but now he says this can be a two-arena town — one for hockey and music, and one for basketball.



Sodo arena group’s Chris Hansen to Seattle City Council: ‘We’re in it to the end’

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 20:45:09 -0700

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Hansen said there’s no harm in conditionally approving the sale of part of Occidental Avenue South to his group as long as it secures a team. He also said it would protect the city in case things “do not work out” with a KeyArena renovation proposed by the Oak View Group.