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King County Executive News

King County Executive News
Jan. 21, 2013

Executive Constantine congratulates Chris Hansen and partners on purchase agreement for NBA franchise

Strength of regional partnerships and "our collective can-do spirit" sets the stage for return of hometown team

King County Executive Dow Constantine today congratulated Chris Hansen and his investment partners on reaching agreement for purchase of an NBA franchise:

"The return of our hometown team is now within reach.

"I was a high school kid in the spring of 1979 when I joined 300,000 fellow fans on the streets of downtown Seattle to celebrate our Supersonics winning the NBA Championship. Those were great days for our community.

"Thanks to Chris Hansen and his investment partners Steve Ballmer, Peter and Erik Nordstrom, and the strength of regional partnerships and our collective can-do spirit, we can now look forward to celebrating the day we can say, 'Welcome home, Sonics!'"