"There will be NBA basketball in Oklahoma City no later than 2010.” — Sonics chairman Clay Bennett. "The support for the NBA demonstrated by the fans, government leaders and business community of Oklahoma City over the last three years has been extraordinary. The board of governors is confident that that level of local support will result in success for the Sonics franchise in Oklahoma.” — NBA commissioner David Stern.
"We're focused on litigation and keeping the team here.” — Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels. "You're not going to stop them from moving. That's just a fact.” — King County Executive Ron Sims. "If we want an NBA team here, the only way is to work with the board of governors, and that includes Clay Bennett and the commissioner, in finding a solution.” — King County Councilman Pete Von Reichbauer.