Everyone's favorite commissioner David Stern and Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson released a joint statement on Wednesday saying they've agreed to a "work plan" to have an arena-financing deal in place before the Mar. 1 deadline. Of course, nothing is set in stone, but the very fact Stern is working proactively with Kevin Johnson tells us that Sacramento's situation is different from Seattle's. Unlike Sacramento's current city leadership, Seattle's city council and the Washington state government back in 2008 weren't that accommodating to Stern's demands.
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- Art Thiel from Sports Press NW make a valid point on Washington's success in the one-and-done era of college basketball. Besides Spencer Hawes, doesn't it seem like every Husky that thought of leaving early, ended up staying just long enough to be fully prepared for the pros? While it would've been cool to see Nate Robinson and Isaiah Thomas help UW dominate in the postseason, both of them were able to quickly prove their worth in the NBA.
- Jeff Taylor from the Husky Haul wonders on how good Coach Romar has done his job this season. My opinion? Let's wait until the end of the season. This team is capable of making it to the Elite Eight. Yeah, I did say that. If they make it past the second round of the NCAA tournament I'll consider it a "good" job by Romar.
- Brendan Sherrer talked with Dave Softy Mahler at 950 KJR on Tuesday afternoon: "Hearing your name called and having the whole crowd cheering is unbelievable."
- A little late on this, but Jeff Nusser from CougCenter made a case for Brock Motum being named Pac-12 player of the year. After reading the post, I don't think Nusser is crazy at all for holding the opinion. Read it for yourself if you're pulling your hair thinking Motum is the best player in the conference. Numbers don't lie.
- What should the Seahawks do with their franchise tag? Nathan Parsons from SeaTown Sports explores the possibilities.
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