The Owner of the Sonics Is Honest

by August 13, 2007

by Marcel Mutoni

Honesty in sports is a rare thing. See: Don-a-gie, Bonds, cyclists, etc.

That’s why it’s always refreshing to get an honest take from those at the top in pro sports. Take Aubrey McClendon (a minority owner in the Sonics franchise) for example. When asked about his ownership group’s intentions regarding the team, here was his response:

“But we didn’t buy the team to keep it in Seattle. We hoped to come here,” he said. “We know it’s a little more difficult financially here in Oklahoma City, but we think it’s great for the community and if we could break even, we’d be thrilled.”

Be mad all you want, Sonics fans, but at least the guy isn’t beating around the bush.