Originally posted by crzy:The city of Seattle kept the rights to the Sonics and everything, so yes they would be called that.
And I don't see anything wrong with Seattle taking the Kings from Sacramento.
Then the Warriors could have all of Northern California to themselves
Oh man, I just read up on the sonics name deal. What a mess. The owner gave up the name and colors and all that, but he kept the history attached to OKC. But if a new team expands in Seattle, they can have the history as well, but OKC wouldn't necessarily give up the history, too. If a team moves to seattle, they would associate with the history of the moving team, therefore they would not acquire the sonics/okc history.