Oklahoman Modified: August 29, 2008 at 3:28 pm •  Published: August 29, 2008
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The NBA officially arrived in Oklahoma City about two months ago, and now some of the team's stuff has made it too.

Three moving trucks arrived in downtown Oklahoma City on Friday morning to unload at the NBA franchise's office headquarters. Two box trucks and a tractor-trailer arrived at 10:21 a.m., and the first thing to roll off the truck was a basketball.

As soon as the back door to the first box truck was lifted, the ball — stamped with an NBA logo — came rolling out.

"It was a nice touch, wasn't it?" said Pete Winemiller, a team vice president for guest relations who's helped oversee the move.

Winemiller said the move from Seattle to Oklahoma City will involve about 60 truckloads and should be substantially done by the end of September. The first items offloaded were five office chairs and a 50-inch flat-screen television.

Winemiller said there were 10,000 pounds of equipment and furniture in the load that arrived Friday.

"We ramped up early and got some things in here but this is obviously one of our bigger loads, and so we're happy to have all of this equipment here so we can really get rolling," Winemiller said.

The team has set up its offices at the Leadership Square office building downtown, and Winemiller said they're working on how to fill the 25,000 square feet of space with the items that were in a similar sized office in Seattle.

"It really is taking that area that we had in the northwest and trying to make sure it fits here in this space, and so far it's been a pretty good fit," Winemiller said.

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