The city of Seattle has for a long time been yearning for an NBA team since the Sonics moved to Oklahoma City. It is the most affluent city in America” without an NBA team according to Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO.
When Ballmer retired from Microsoft he remembered with nostalgia the days when he was a Sonics season ticket holder. He went ahead and bought the L.A. Clippers but was told he couldn’t move it to Seattle. Fast-forward to today and bringing an NBA team to Seattle is still a challenge.