The day the Sonics came to Seattle

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The day the Sonics came to Seattle
The day the Sonics came to Seattle

Caption Close With the excitement over last week's preseason game between the L.A. Kings and Golden State Warriors at KeyArena– the first NBA game to be played in Seattle since the SuperSonics wrapped up their final season 10 years ago – still on the minds of Seattle basketball lovers, today from the seattlepi.com archive we share a brief story about the day it was announced our since-departed NBA team, the Seattle Supersonics, would be coming to town. It was the city's first pro team since the Seattle Metropolitans folded in 1924. (The Metropolitans won the Stanley Cup in 1917.) But it was the P-I's John Owen who broke the story about the Sonics' coming to Seattle on Dec. 16, 1966. Owen reported

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