October 21, 2017
Adam Silver on NBA expansion: Seattle on 'short list' of cities

Adam Silver on NBA expansion: Seattle on 'short list' of cities

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Don’t give up on your NBA dreams just yet, Seattle.

Commissioner Adam Silver says the former home of the SuperSonics will “no doubt be on a short list of cities” the league will look at when considering expansion.

“I don’t want to put a precise timeline on it, but it’s inevitable at some point we’ll start looking at growth of franchises,” Silver said in an interview with Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, published by The Players’ Tribune on Tuesday. “That’s always been the case in this league.”

Seattle has been talked about as an NBA destination since the Sonics became the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2008, with athletes (like Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson) and investors (like hedge-fund manager Chris Hansen) leading the charge.