The latest round of emails made public in Seattle's lawsuit vs. the Sonics shows that in July 2006 Bennett and his fellow owners, contrary to their promises of honesty, were focused on bringing a team to Oklahoma City.
Bennett wrote to [co-owners] Tom Ward and Aubrey McClendon about the impending Sonics sale to their Oklahoma-based group: "No decision yet, we are told we are still the leading candidate. (Although the banker BS factor in these deals is a given.) They want to get our price up which I rejected. Also want a stronger commitment to good faith effort on a new building for 12 months, which I have no problem with. If we are successful [in getting a new arena] we are probably looking at a sweet flip and with the strength of our group I think we would still be in good shape for something in OKC."
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Posted by Jason Thornbury at 4/24/2008 8:51:00 PM