Found March 12, 2013 on No Guts, No Glory:
PLAYERS: David Stern
TEAMS: Sacramento Kings
Depending on whom you ask, the Sacramento Kings are either staying put or moving to Seattle. But since David Stern is determined to give Seattle another NBA team before he retires in 2014, the smart money says that the Kings are Seattle bound.With that fact in mind, Chris Hansen, the man leading the Seattle ownership group, has announced that the group is about to launch “a Priority Ticket Waitlist for future Sonics tickets.” A move similar to what Sacramento ownership did back in January.Hansen says that the waitlist will help the ownership group understand the demand for tickets in Seattle. But most importantly, it’s a tool to show the NBA that basketball in Seattle can still work.In addition to helping us understand and prioritize the demand for tickets, registering your interest will be a critical step in demonstrating to the NBA and basketball fans around the country the unbelievable passion that exists in the Emerald City to BRING BACK OUR SONICS!Obviously, this smells like Ha...

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