Hedge-fund manager Chris Hansen and political leaders in King County and the city of Seattle came to a Memorandum of Understanding on Wednesday. The proposal will now move to the city and county councils, if both approve then Hansen will begin lobbying for an NBA team. You can view the MOU here. Art Thiel from Sports Press NW gives his thoughts here. Jerry Brewer from the Seattle Times tells the city to step up and get it done.
Read more Seattle sports news after the jump.
Wednesday's Tweet of the Day:
Really hope Seattle gets that new NBA arena. Great basketball city!— Quincy Pondexter (@QuincyPondexter) May 16, 2012
- Seattle 3, Cleveland 9 [box]: Always a downer when Felix gets rocked — six runs and ten hits in three and two-thirds innings pitched put the Mariners out of the game from the start. Dustin Ackley is heating up, he is currently riding a 12-game hitting streak and went 3-for-4 with a home run on Wednesday. Lookout Landing breaks down the loss. Next game: Today, Mariners (16-23) at Cleveland (21-16), 9:05 a.m., ROOT Sports, 8.5 games back.
- Doug McIntyre from ESPN Magazine says the MLS can thrive in America, using the Seattle Sounders FC as his shining example.
- Washington Huskies softball player Kaitlin Inglesby was named a third team All-American by College Sports madness.
- The Pac-12 named Ed Rush their new basketball officiating director. Rush has served as a consultant to the Pac-12 men's basketball officiating program since 2007. He currently works as a officiating development director in the NBA.
- Gonzaga's Robert Sacre talks about his preparation leading into the NBA draft.
- Redmond Head Basketball Coach Jeff Larson is leaving his post to become principal at Redmond. Thus, this opens up the Redmond head coaching position.
- Nate Robinson season highlights below...crazy to think he's been in the league for seven years now:
Nate Robinson - "Hometown" Season Mix 2011-2012 (via Mayo4695)