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'Sonicsgate' to get national exposure on CNBC

Associated Press Published: April 26, 2012
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SEATTLE (AP) — Adam Brown and Jason Reid weren't seeking critical acclaim or a national audience when they went about chronicling the steps that led the Seattle SuperSonics to become the Oklahoma City Thunder.

They were fans simply trying to document the departure of their team after four decades in Seattle.

The result was "Sonicsgate: Requiem for a Team," a critically acclaimed, award-winning documentary released on the Internet in 2009. It became a cult success that brought Brown and Reid awards, attention and helped fans still coming to grips with the departure of the NBA.

Now three years later, a trimmed down, recut and updated version of Brown and Reid's original documentary will get a national stage on Friday night when it's broadcast on CNBC, which purchased the rights.