Seattle Supersonics http://kuow.org en NBA Says LA Clippers Sale 'Resolved,' But Sterling Vows To Sue http://kuow.org/post/shelly-sterling-la-clippers-will-be-sold-steve-ballmer-2-billion Shelly Sterling says her family's trust has reached a deal to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft executive Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. The wife of embattled Clippers owner Donald Sterling issued a news release announcing a "binding contract" Thursday night.<p>"I am delighted that we are selling the team to Steve, who will be a terrific owner," Shelly Sterling said in the news release. "We have worked for 33 years to build the Clippers into a premiere NBA franchise. I am confident that Steve will take the team to new levels of success."<p><strong>Update at 7:10 p.m. Fri, 30 May 2014 11:48:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 35485 at http://kuow.org NBA Says LA Clippers Sale 'Resolved,' But Sterling Vows To Sue Seattle Arena Lawsuit Dismissed; Chris Hansen Fined $50,000 http://kuow.org/post/seattle-arena-lawsuit-dismissed-chris-hansen-fined-50000 <p></p><p>The city of Seattle has no basketball team yet, but the fight over a proposed arena continues.</p><p>The state Court of Appeals upheld a decision to dismiss a lawsuit by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union over the proposed site for a new basketball arena in SODO.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The longshoremen argued that an environmental review should have happened before the city made an agreement with arena investor Chris Hansen.</span></p><p>The appeals court <a href="http://www.courts.wa.gov/opinions/?fa=opinions.disp&amp;filename=700065MAJ">ruled</a> that the Memorandum of Understanding between the city of Seattle, King County and Hansen did not constitute final approval for the project.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">In essence, the court wrote that there was no action as of yet to challenge. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 01:43:28 +0000 Patricia Murphy & Liz Jones 20018 at http://kuow.org Seattle Arena Lawsuit Dismissed; Chris Hansen Fined $50,000 Remembering The SuperSonics World Championship http://kuow.org/post/remembering-supersonics-world-championship <p></p><p>So far, attempts to bring the SuperSonics back to Seattle have fallen short. Fans might be a little down, but 34 years ago the Sonics really gave us something to cheer about.</p><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 23:09:51 +0000 Felks Banel 14130 at http://kuow.org Remembering The SuperSonics World Championship Sonics Fans Upset, But Still Hopeful http://kuow.org/post/sonics-fans-upset-still-hopeful <p>The Sacramento Kings will stay in Sacramento. NBA owners met in Dallas Wednesday and overwhelmingly rejected an effort by investor Chris Hansen to move the team to Seattle.</p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 16:48:53 +0000 Carolyn Adolph & Deborah Wang 13202 at http://kuow.org Sonics Fans Upset, But Still Hopeful No Sonics This Time, Art Of Our City, And The Book Of Woe http://kuow.org/post/no-sonics-time-art-our-city-and-book-woe <p><strong>The Kings Stay In Sacramento</strong><br>The inevitable was confirmed yesterday in Dallas by NBA commissioner David Stern. In a 22-8 vote, the NBA Board of Governors voted to keep the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento. Investor Chris Hansen said the struggle makes the payoff sweeter and that he hopes the Sonics will return to Seattle eventually. We’ll talk with <a href="http://http://www.capradio.org/5090">Ben Adler</a> from Capital Public Radio in Sacramento and <a href="http://sportspressnw.com/author/artthiel">Art Thiel </a>in Seattle on how the decision came to be.<br><br><strong>Art Of Our City: The Massive Monkees</strong><br>Earlier this year the hip-hop dance troupe Massive Monkees opened their first official dance studio, called the Beacon.&nbsp; As part of a Seattle program to invigorate empty storefronts in the city, the Monkees applied for and received a three-month residency in a storefront in the Chinatown-International District.&nbsp; Over the course of that residency, the Beacon offered classes for students as young as&nbsp;three up to their 50s and beyond. Now Massive Monkees' official residency is over, but they have the opportunity to make the Beacon permanent.&nbsp; The landlord has agreed to a longer lease with one catch:&nbsp; They need to raise some money for capital repairs.&nbsp; To that end, they’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign. We revisit a tour we took to the Beacon in February of this year.</p><p><strong>The Book Of Woe</strong><br>The American Psychiatric Association is currently revising the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a tool used by clinicians to diagnose patients with mental disorders. According to <a href="http://www.garygreenbergonline.com/">Gary Greenberg</a> it is more like an “anthology of suffering.” Greenberg is a psychotherapist and author of the new book, “The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry.” In his book he explains the history of the DSM and how the current revision of the DSM-5 is, as he argues, the most flawed yet. He says the DSM turns suffering into a commodity, leading to over- and misdiagnosis of mental illness. Thu, 16 May 2013 15:43:15 +0000 Weekday 13192 at http://kuow.org No Sonics This Time, Art Of Our City, And The Book Of Woe NBA Owners Reject Sacramento Kings Move To Seattle http://kuow.org/post/nba-owners-reject-sacramento-kings-move-seattle <p>DALLAS (AP) -- NBA owners voted Wednesday to reject the Sacramento Kings' proposed move to Seattle, the latest in a long line of cities that have tried to land the franchise.</p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 13:32:25 +0000 The Associated Press 13169 at http://kuow.org NBA Owners Reject Sacramento Kings Move To Seattle The NBA Meets, The SIFF Festival Opens And The Cost Of Health Care http://kuow.org/post/nba-meets-siff-festival-opens-and-cost-health-care <p><strong>The End Of The Seattle/Sacramento Kings Saga?</strong><br>Months of speculation about the NBA’s return to Seattle could end today. League owners are in Dallas to vote on Chris Hansen’s deal to buy the Sacramento Kings and move the team to Seattle. Meanwhile, a rival group of NBA-backed Sacramento investors is waiting in the wings to keep the team in town. Seattle Times reporter<a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/jerrybrewer/2020979841_brewer14.html"> Bob Condotta </a>joins us from Dallas.</p><p><strong>Seattle International Film Festival Opens</strong><br>It’s mid-May, which means summer is around the corner. But before you frolic outdoors, you’ll probably head into a movie theater for the annual <a href="http://www.siff.net/">Seattle International Film Festival</a>. Organizers bill it as the biggest film festival in North America. Get a sneak preview with the minds behind the madness.</p><p><strong>The Cost Of Health Care</strong><br>Last week the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/08/business/hospital-billing-varies-wildly-us-data-shows.html?_r=0">government released costs</a> for 100 common procedures at hospitals around the country.&nbsp; The numbers varied wildly between geographic regions, but also between hospitals in the same city. University of Washington professor Aaron Katz explains what that means for consumers.<br> Wed, 15 May 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 13097 at http://kuow.org The NBA Meets, The SIFF Festival Opens And The Cost Of Health Care Will Seattle Get Its Sonics? http://kuow.org/post/will-seattle-get-its-sonics <p>The NBA’s Board of Governors meets in Dallas Wednesday to decide whether the Sacramento Kings move to Seattle. Until a few days ago, it seemed clear that the answer was no. In a key decision two weeks ago a committee of the NBA voted unanimously to keep the team in Sacramento. Wed, 15 May 2013 15:43:07 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 13099 at http://kuow.org Will Seattle Get Its Sonics? Ask The Seattle Mayor http://kuow.org/post/ask-seattle-mayor <p><strong>Ask Mayor McGinn</strong><br>Chris Hansen has upped his bid for the Sacramento Kings by another $75 million. We will ask<a href="http://www.seattle.gov/mayor/"> Mayor Mike McGinn</a> about the future of the Seattle Sonics and whether the city will build a stadium without a team.</p><p>Also, we’ll ask the mayor for his take on May Day, Seattle parks, new Seattle Police Department&nbsp;hiring rules and just what happened with those guns turned peace bricks? He will be in to answer those questions, and if you have any questions for the mayor call us at 800.289.5869 or write to <a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org">weekday@kuow.org</a>.</p><p><strong>What To Expect From The NBA This Week </strong><br>The NBA Board of Governors are meeting this Wednesday to decide whether or not to approve the relocation of the Sacramento Kings to Seattle. King 5 reporter <a href="http://www.king5.com/on-tv/bios/69330027.html">Chris Daniels</a> has been following the saga from its onset. He regularly <a href="https://twitter.com/ChrisDaniels5">tweets</a> updates on the Sacramento Kings and NBA decision. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 12883 at http://kuow.org Ask The Seattle Mayor A Win For Sacramento, The Special Session, And "The Night Detectives" http://kuow.org/post/win-sacramento-special-session-and-night-detectives <p></p><p><strong>NBA Says No To Seattle</strong><br>The NBA has thrown cold water on Chris Hansen’s plans to bring the Sonics back to Seattle. The league’s relocation committee <a href="http://www.nba.com/2013/news/04/29/committtee-recommends-kings-stay-sacremento/index.html">voted unanimously</a> to keep the Kings in Sacramento. <a href="http://sportspressnw.com/author/artthiel">Art Thiel</a> writes that Seattle can be to the NBA what Los Angeles is to NFL. Seattle still waits at the altar for an expansion team.</p><p><strong>Jon Talton: Not Just An Economics Columnist</strong><br><a href="http://www.jontalton.com/">Jon Talton</a> frequently analyzes business in the Pacific Northwest on <em>Weekday</em>, but he’s not just an economics columnist. He’s also a mystery writer. "The Night Detectives" is his 10th novel. It takes us from the familiar haunts of Phoenix to the seedy side of San Diego with his main character, David Mapstone.</p><p><strong>Jay Inlsee’s Bottom Line</strong><br><a href="http://www.governor.wa.gov/">Governor Jay Inlsee</a> says his bottom line is ending tax breaks and adding new tax revenue to the state budget. He will get that chance to draw that line in the special legislative session he has called for in two weeks.</p><p><strong>The Weather And Hike Of The Week</strong><br>Michael Fagin <a href="http://www.hikewashington.net/">suggests a hike</a> that matches the week’s weather forecast. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday With Steve Scher 12223 at http://kuow.org A Win For Sacramento, The Special Session, And "The Night Detectives" NBA Panel: Kings Should Stay In Sacramento http://kuow.org/post/nba-panel-kings-should-stay-sacramento <p><em>Correction: An earlier version of this story inaccurately said the NBA’s Relocation Committee is made up 12 owners, including Clay Bennett. The committee is made up of seven members and includes Clay Bennett.</em></p><p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:52:30 +0000 Derek Wang 12218 at http://kuow.org NBA Panel: Kings Should Stay In Sacramento Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine http://kuow.org/post/ask-king-county-executive-dow-constantine-5 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">King County Executive </span><a href="http://King County Executive Dow Constantine is back from a trip to New York to pitch the return of the pro basketball to Seattle. We’ll hear where things stand in the quest for an NBA franchise. We’ll also talk about investment in King County parks, renewable energy and the latest County business. Have a question for the King County Executive? Call us at 206.543.5869 or send an email to weekday@kuow.org. Guest: King County Executive Dow Constantine [STUDIO] Links: King County Executive Homepage http://www.kingcounty.gov/exec/constantine.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;">Dow Constantine</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">traveled</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to New York earlier this month to pitch pro basketball's return to Seattle. We’ll hear where things stand in the quest for an NBA franchise. We’ll also talk about investment in King County parks, renewable energy and the latest County business. Have a question for the King County Executive? Call us at 206.543.5869 or send an email to </span><a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">weekday@kuow.org</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><div> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday with Steve Scher 11327 at http://kuow.org Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine Should Developers Subsidize Housing In South Lake Union? http://kuow.org/post/should-developers-subsidize-housing-south-lake-union <p>Seattle is nearing the end of a years-long process to rezone its South Lake Union neighborhood. One of the final points of discussion is whether to increase a fee paid by developers in order to build taller than the city’s height limits. The money pays for affordable housing in the city. Some Seattle City Council members&nbsp;support&nbsp;a fee increase, but opponents say it’s too late in the game to make changes and risk cooling off growth in one of Seattle’s fastest growing neighborhoods. We talk it over with Councilmember Nick Licata and developer A-P Hurd.</p><p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Producer 10421 at http://kuow.org Should Developers Subsidize Housing In South Lake Union? New Group Bids To Keep Kings In Sacramento http://kuow.org/post/new-group-bids-keep-kings-sacramento <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson still says his city is keeping their NBA basketball team, the Kings. That's despite a deal already in the works to sell the team to a Seattle group.</span></p><p>Johnson announced that new investors are stepping in with a last-ditch effort to keep the team on Thursday night.</p><p>Mark Mastrov is a Sacramento local and the founder of 24 Hour Fitness, and will make a bid for the team. Pittsburg Penguins owner Ron Burkle will solve the city's other problem and lead a group to build a new downtown arena.</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 19:01:39 +0000 Sara Lerner 9056 at http://kuow.org New Group Bids To Keep Kings In Sacramento Cracking Open The Sonics’ Treasure Chest http://kuow.org/post/cracking-open-sonics-treasure-chest <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><em>Correction: audio for this story differs from its original broadcast, which incorrectly identified Nate McMillan as a member of the Sonics championship team from 1979. We have also clarified the story to indicate that the two conference trophies in MOHAI's warehouse are not the only two won by the Sonics.</em></p><p>When the owners of the Seattle Sonics moved the team to Oklahoma City in 2008, basketball fans in Seattle were crushed. But they got one consolation prize: The team’s owners agreed to leave behind the Sonics’ cache of <a href="http://kuow.org/post/five-best-sonics-souvenirs-ever">memorabilia</a>.</p><p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:27:56 +0000 Deborah Wang 8858 at http://kuow.org Cracking Open The Sonics’ Treasure Chest