Chris Hansen http://kuow.org en 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 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 Deal Is Near To Bring NBA's Kings To Seattle http://kuow.org/post/deal-near-bring-nbas-kings-seattle <p><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The return of NBA basketball to Seattle appears closer than ever. Investor Chris Hansen&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.sonicsarena.com/news/an-announcement" style="line-height: 1.5;">announced on Monday</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that he's reached an agreement with the Maloof family to buy a controlling interest in the Sacramento Kings. The deal still needs formal approval from the NBA’s owners. Meanwhile, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is hopeful he can keep the team in town. How do you put a number on a pro basketball franchise? We talk with Smith College economist Andrew </span>Zimbalist<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 6827 at http://kuow.org Deal Is Near To Bring NBA's Kings To Seattle Hansen Confirms Deal To Bring NBA Team To Seattle http://kuow.org/post/hansen-confirms-deal-bring-nba-team-seattle <p></p><p>After weeks of rumors, it appears Seattle may have a new professional basketball team to replace the SuperSonics. Investor Chris Hansen said his group has entered an agreement to purchase a controlling interest in the Sacramento Kings. Seattle sports fans seemed pleased by the deal, but confessed they don’t know much yet about their new home team.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 02:08:34 +0000 Amy Radil 6929 at http://kuow.org Hansen Confirms Deal To Bring NBA Team To Seattle Hansen Announces Pending Purchase Of Sacramento Kings http://kuow.org/post/hansen-announces-pending-purchase-sacramento-kings <p><span style="font-family: Helvetica; line-height: normal; ">Chris Hansen announced Monday that his investment group has a "binding agreement" to buy controlling interest in the Sacramento Kings basketball team from the Maloof family. The announcement ends weeks of rumor and speculation.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 17:27:29 +0000 Phyllis Fletcher 6907 at http://kuow.org Hansen Announces Pending Purchase Of Sacramento Kings Sodo Arena Deal Approved: What’s Next For The Seattle Storm? http://kuow.org/post/sodo-arena-deal-approved-what-s-next-seattle-storm <p>The King County Council and Seattle City Council have approved the new arena deal to bring NBA and NHL teams to Seattle.</p><p>But what about the Seattle Storm?</p><p>Will they move to Chris Hansen’s new arena in Sodo, or will they continue to call Key Arena home? Ross talks to Seattle Storm president and CEO Karen Bryant.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 20:12:22 +0000 Ross Reynolds 1767 at http://kuow.org Sodo Arena Deal Approved: What’s Next For The Seattle Storm?