See You in Court, Clay Bennett

by April 15, 2008

by Marcel Mutoni

David Stern, curiously enough, sees nothing wrong with the fact that Clay Bennett lied to everyone about his true intentions when he purchased the Seattle Sonics. Thankfully, not everyone feels the same way.

Howard Schultz, the Starbuck mogul who sold the Sonics in 2006, is planning a lawsuit against Clay Bennett in the latest attempt to keep the team in Seattle.

“It’s not money damage. It’s to have the team returned. The theory of the suit is that when the team was sold, the Basketball Club of Seattle, our team here, relied on promises made by Clay Bennett and his ownership that they desired to keep the team in Seattle and intended to make a good-faith effort to accomplish that.”

This is certainly an interesting new little wrinkle being added to this ongoing saga, and even though it may not result in the team staying in Seattle, at least Sonics fans know that someone with some sway is willing to fight on their side.