Hometown protest and fans greet Schultz as he eyes 2020 bid
SEATTLE (AP) — "Grande ego. Venti mistake": That was the message protesters had for former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz as he returned to his hometown of Seattle after announcing that he's mulling an independent run for president.
Hometown protest greets Schultz as he eyes 2020 bid
SEATTLE (AP) — "Grande ego. Venti mistake": That was the message protesters had for former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz as he returned to his hometown of Seattle on Thursday after announcing that he's mulling an independent run for president.
Warriors prepare for bittersweet arena move across the bay
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — If anybody understands an arena's link to a city, to a faithful fan base, Kevin Durant does.
Durant played the final NBA game in KeyArena for the Seattle SuperSonics a decade ago before the franchise's relocation to Oklahoma City, then returned for a nostalgic exhibition earlier this month in the venue's last event. On Tuesday night, he will play an opener against his former Thunder team to begin Golden State's goodbye season at Oracle Arena.
NBA returns just to say goodbye to Seattle’s KeyArena
SEATTLE (AP) — He was a kid at the time, all of 19 years old, about to conclude his first NBA season. He stood on the court in green and gold, waving his arms up and down, asking for more noise from the home crowd begging for another chance to see the home team play.
That was more than 10 years ago. Kevin Durant was that kid. The Seattle SuperSonics were his team.
New investors announced as part of Seattle’s NHL bid
SEATTLE (AP) — The investment group hoping to bring an expansion NHL franchise to Seattle for the 2020 season has announced a new set of local investors including Seattle Sounders majority owner Adrian Hanauer and members of the Ackerley family that previously owned the Seattle SuperSonics.
Seattle Hockey Partners, the group looking to secure the franchise, also announced Wednesday that it will make a presentation before the executive committee of the NHL Board of Governors on Oct. 2.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nick Collison is retiring after 15 years in the NBA.
The 37-year-old Collison announced his decision Thursday through the team. The Thunder said Collison is among five NBA players to have spent the past 15 or more seasons all with one franchise.
"My goal was always to make a career out of basketball and I was blessed to be in the NBA for 15 seasons," Collison said in a statement.