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Stern answers Sonics question

by Darnell Mayberry Modified: April 12, 2013 at 5:52 pm •  Published: March 12, 2008

TIME Magazine recently asked readers to submit questions to NBA Commissioner David Stern so the magazine could pose them to the commissioner and publish some of them in an upcoming edition.

Out of hundreds of questions, a lot of them Sonics related, Stern answered 10 questions for TIME and only one regarding the Sonics. Here it is…..

Q: Why would you let the Seattle SuperSonics relocate to Oklahoma City? You’re moving away from an Asian-Pacific community to a much less diverse place. Can you explain your logic — John Holm, Budapest.

A: I guess my logic is that there are plenty of franchises that have jumping-off points to Asia. It could be the Bay Area; it could be Portland; it could be Los Angeles. And our Asian philosophy is more about being there. We have offices in Tokyo, Honk Kong, Shanghai and Beijing.

The rest of the 10 questions will be in the upcoming issue of TIME, on sale this Friday. Other questions are about the age limit, the commissioner’s highest and lowest points on the job, steroids, the dress code, favorable treatment for star players by refs, the Knicks’ futility, broadcasting in India, the player Stern enjoys watching most and the last time he suited up for a pick-up game.

Also, updating a previous post, the airplane banner purchased by Sonics fans flew in Olympia this afternoon and it made the news.


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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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