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.”