Sonics Oklahoma move approved
(is that true?? is a franchise with 41 years in Seattle relocating?? (NBA champions in 79 and finalists in 78 and 96, horrible and sad move)
The Seattle SuperSonics' planned move to Oklahoma City has been approved by the NBA's board of governors.
The NBA said it would approve the switch for next season but the move depended on resolution of a legal wrangle between the Sonics and the city of Seattle.
"The support for the NBA demonstrated by the fans, government leaders and business community of Oklahoma City over the last three years has been extraordinary," said NBA commissioner David Stern.
"The Board of Governors is confident that that level of local support will result in success for the Sonics franchise in Oklahoma."
The city of Seattle has been trying to force the Sonics to see out the two years remaining on their lease at the KeyArena while the franchise has been attempting to buy out the lease.