Yet, I want to believe

August 14, 2007

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Not that I ever seriously thought that those new owners from Oklahoma City were ever serious about keeping the team in Seattle. But, it just hurts when you they rub it in your face.

Aubrey McClendon says he is "under a self-imposed gag order" regarding the business of running the NBA franchise, but that didn't stop the Sonics minority owner from telling The Journal Record of Oklahoma City that the group's desire is to get the team out of Seattle.

In a long article about McClendon appearing in Monday's Journal Record, the 48-year-old acknowledged the financial benefits of Seattle's larger market.

"But we didn't buy the team to keep it in Seattle. We hoped to come here," he said. "We know it's a little more difficult financially here in Oklahoma City, but we think it's great for the community and if we could break even, we'd be thrilled."

Not sure what I can say to that, but I foresee a sad post in a few months about the things the new owners did to make sure that the team would not stay in Seattle.

Here's CNN reporting on the same thing.

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