Interesting story evolving out of the Kings/Sonics melodrama today. As I'm sure most of you have heard by now, the Kings are reportedly leaving Sacramento for Seattle after their impending sale. The city of Seattle owns the naming rights to the 'Sonics', so after a five year hiatus - the Sonics of Payton, Kemp and my main man Detlef Schrempf are returning.
However that's not the whole story. Today Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the new Supersonics have Celtics legend Larry Bird at the top of their wish list to run the franchise (Along with current Spurs GM R.C. Buford). From Woj's article (link).
The new Seattle NBA ownership group has begun discussing possible candidates to run its franchise and has deliberated whether to target San Antonio Spurs general manager R.C. Buford and former Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird, sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Bird, the NBA's 2011 Executive of the Year, stepped away from the Pacers in the spring to take care of some health issues, but had...