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The Seattle SuperSonics, commonly known as the Sonics, were an American professional basketball team based in Seattle. The SuperSonics played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the league's Western Conference Pacific and Northwest divisions from 1967 until 2008.
NBA Narrows Seattle Expansion Team Names to ‘Blue Moon Tavern,’ ‘Unicorn’ and ‘The Crocodile’. Confident they’ve sidestepped the legal trouble the NHL is facing after The Ave’s Kraken Bar & Lounge sued them for naming their new Seattle team’s restaurant The Kraken Bar & Grill, the NBA announced today it had narrowed down names for its potential Seattle expansion basketball team.
The Seattle SuperSonics (also know as the Sonics) were a basketball team. They were located in Seattle until 2008. They have now moved to Oklahoma and have a new team name of Oklahoma City Thunder.
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Seattle Sports Teams. CenturyLink Field Stadium is the home of the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Sounders FC. Editorial credit: Miune / Shutterstock.com. The city of Seattle is a home to major professional teams of both men and women. These teams take part in the national championships and major competitions. This northwestern city in the state of Washington also has amateur teams as well as college-based sports teams.
The Seattle Supersonics were founded as an NBA expansion franchise in 1967. The name was chosen by fans following a vote to represent their Seattle basketball team. The Supersonics name came about as a way to pay homage to the planned (but ultimately failed) Boeing 2707, an American supersonic airliner which was being developed in the city.
The Seattle SuperSonics — who will keep their original name — will return to the Western Conference in time for the 2021–22 season. Much of the delay is attributed to the renovations of KeyArena, the former — and future — home of the SuperSonics.
Seattle lost its beloved SuperSonics in 2008 when former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz sold the team away to Oklahoma businessman Clay Bennett. Bennett restated his intent to keep the team in the Emerald City, but ultimately the 41-year franchise was relocated to Oklahoma City and took on a new identity as the Oklahoma City Thunder,