The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

18 July 2006

The unofficial Hornets announcement

On the Seattle blog:

According to SonicsCentral sources, coinciding with the Seattle Supersonics petition to the league regarding the sale, New Orleans Hornets ownership, headed by George Shinn, has applied to the league to permanently stay in Oklahoma City.

The Hornets had previous[ly] maintained that they would return to New Orleans as soon as repairs and conditions made it possible.

This is unconfirmed at the moment, but you know, it sounds Shinn-ical.

Posted at 8:43 PM to Net Proceeds

To hell with Shinn, I'll take the Sonics.

Posted by: Mike at 8:47 PM on 18 July 2006

Hate to sound like a broken record, but I told you so.

Shinn leaves a trail behind him wherever he goes.

Posted by: Bill Peschel at 9:04 PM on 18 July 2006

I wonder how many other team-less cities there are in the nation's midsection who could, under similar circumstances, be the object of a love triangle?

Posted by: McGehee at 9:06 AM on 19 July 2006

Kansas City would dearly love to be in such a polygon.

Posted by: CGHill at 11:30 AM on 19 July 2006

Kansas City would dearly love to be in such a polygon.

They're not team-less (by which I mean, not having a team in even one of the Big Three leagues).

Posted by: McGehee at 1:36 PM on 19 July 2006

They're still steamed about the Kings moving to Sacramento.

Posted by: CGHill at 2:45 PM on 19 July 2006

Oh, that. <gloat>

Although, I don't know why I'm gloating. I have no desire ever to watch NBA basketball, and no particular animosity toward Kansas City.

A certain Best Western in nearby Liberty, on the other hand...

Posted by: McGehee at 4:29 PM on 19 July 2006

I generally avoid staying in Best Westerns, in Missouri or elsewhere.

(There aren't any Best Easterns, are there?)

Oh, and there's still no confirmation; Shinn's story this morning is pretty much the same one he's been telling all along.

Posted by: CGHill at 6:30 PM on 19 July 2006

More info now from SonicsCentral.

Posted by: CGHill at 2:22 PM on 20 July 2006