Seattle Supersonics Tickets
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The Seattle SuperSonics is a certified basketball club that resided in the city of Seattle in Washington. The team has been representing the Northwest Division and the Pacific Division of National Basketball Association, from 1968 till 2008. After that, they transferred to Oklahoma City with the name of "Oklahoma City Thunder". Owners in Oklahoma say that Sonics' contract history will be shared between Oklahoma City Thunder and any other future club in Seattle.
The club can trace its beginnings from as early as 1966 when Sam Schulman and Eugene V. Klein, along with some minority partners got awarded the National Basketball Association charter for Seattle. Schulman served as the partner as well the head of operations and activities of the team. The club began play in the year 1967 under the coaching of Al Bianchi, featuring All-Star guard Walt Hazzard as well as members from the NBA All-Rookie Team, Bob Rule and Al-Tucker. The team however won only thirty games, and with that Wilkens replaced Bianchi as the coach.
In 1979, the Seattle SuperSonics bagged the NBA Championship. They are among the 3 teams from the 6 major league certified sports clubs that existed in the city of Seattle, to win a championship. So the purchasers of Seattle SuperSonics tickets in the 1970s enjoyed some very exciting games, up to and including their championship win. In the 1979-1980 season again, the team finished 2nd in the Pacific Division. The 1980s too, ended with the SuperSonics finishing with a record 47-35, making it to the 2nd round of playoffs in the 1989 season.
Portland Trail Blazers were the customary rivals of the Seattle SuperSonics, mainly owing to the teams' distance wise closeness. The rivalry was spoken of as the "1-5" Rivalry, referring to the freeway called Interstate 5, that links both the cities, with just 174 miles between them. Both the clubs had equal accomplishments including a championship win each. The rivalry however came to an end with a 98-94, favoring the SuperSonics.
In 2006, the Seattle SuperSonics was purchased by Clay Bennett, a businessman in Oklahoma City. After having failed to get hold of public funds in order to build a new stadium in Seattle, the team transferred to Oklahoma City. This took place following a settlement of forty-five million dollars with Seattle, in order to straighten out their lease to KeyArena before its expiration in 2010. From 1978-1985, the team played their home games at The Kingdome, while from 1994-1995, home games were played at the Tacoma Dome.
A number of Basketball Hall of Famers have played for the SuperSonics, including Lenny Wilkens and Dennis Johnson. Wilkens not only played for the team but head coached the team and got awarded the All-Star Game MVP in 1971.
There is a possibility that the club will return to playing in Seattle, as Christopher Hansen from San Francisco plans to bring professional hockey and basketball to the city of Seattle. With that, the locals will once again get the opportunity to buy Seattle SuperSonics tickets and enjoy live professional basketball games in their own city!