Tim Bontemps, writing for ESPN.com:
Should the league choose to expand, Seattle would likely be first in line. Seattle nearly got the Sacramento Kings in 2013 before Vivek Ranadive bought the team and kept it in Sacramento. Seattle hasn’t had a team since the SuperSonics moved to Oklahoma City in 2008.
I’ve had the feeling it wouldn’t be long, with Cimate Change Arena (formerly the Seattle Center Colosseum aka Key Arena) nearly complete, the return of the SuperSonics couldn’t be far off. The sentiment I’ve heard a few times now is that the guys with the Seattle Kraken wanted a couple seasons alone, so hockey could gain a foothold in the region. I’ve also gathered that the hockey guys know some basketball guys. Another note, but Kraken ownership also stated they would not use any form of a green & gold color scheme, stating that was reserved for the Supes. It all adds up to me, in my estimation, we could see the Sonics again by 2025.
Bring ‘em back!!!