The Golden State Warriors devise to horde a initial NBA diversion in Seattle given a SuperSonics changed to Oklahoma City following a 2007-08 season, sources told ESPN.
The Warriors would face a Sacramento Kings during a 2018 preseason.
The Sacramento Bee initial reported a intensity matchup.
Golden State star Kevin Durant played his rookie deteriorate for a Sonics before relocating with a team, that became a Thunder. Durant returned to Seattle to play in front of a sellout throng during Seattle Pacific University during a Crawsover Pro-Am in a summer of 2013, revelation fans, “I skip we guys. Thank we for a comfortable welcome. we can’t wait to come back.”
According to a source, a Warriors had hoped to report an muster diversion in Seattle final tumble though were incompetent to do so since of their preseason outing to China.
While a Portland Trail Blazers hold an open struggle in 2010 during Seattle’s Garfield High School, a alma mater of then-star Brandon Roy, a final central NBA diversion in Seattle was a Sonics’ final home diversion on Apr 13, 2008.
In 2013, a NBA house of governors voted opposite a offer for an investment organisation led by Chris Hansen to squeeze a Kings and pierce them to Seattle. Instead, a organisation was sole to a organisation headed by Vivek Ranadive that oversaw a construction of a new downtown locus in Sacramento.
The city of Seattle recently authorized a offer by a Oak View Group to reconstruct KeyArena, a Sonics’ home before their move, into a incomparable venue able of hosting NBA and NHL teams. Because a reconstruct is scheduled to start in October, a preseason diversion would potentially have to be played during a opposite plcae in Seattle.