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Seattle Mayor fires back at Stern

by Darnell Mayberry Modified: April 12, 2013 at 5:52 pm •  Published: March 20, 2008

Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels has responded to the latest attacks on Seattle by NBA Commissioner David Stern.

Earlier this week, Stern called Seattle’ government and business leaders’ last-minute attempt to buy the Sonics and renovate KeyArena a “PR stunt.”

Nickels pointed the finger back at the NBA.

“This is not a government problem. This is an NBA business model that’s broken,” Nickels said. “This is a league that’s in danger of becoming nomadic. They have team (the Sonics) that has been in place for 41 years. It’s been a successful franchise. It’s never had to move, and if the business model is broken, I think the NBA ought to look in the mirror.”

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by Darnell Mayberry
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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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