Return of SuperSonics closer to reality
Joyce Park stashed this in The Sporting Life
It has been 5 years since the Seattle SuperSonics were moved to Oklahoma City to become the Thunder. Now a group of investors in Seattle is poised to do to Sacramento what was done to them, by "relocating" the Kings -- very much against the wishes of Sacramento. Most amazing fact: the owner of the Thunder, widely considered the Art Modell of basketball, is now chairman of the NBA's relocation committee!
Cities seem to appreciate a sports franchise more if they've lost it before.
Look at New Orleans and Charlotte in the NBA.
Or look at Baltimore in the NFL.