If the NHL decides to plant its 32nd team in Seattle, expect the ownership group in question to then vie for an NBA franchise. Oak View Group, the organization that has already submitted a $10-million payment to the NHL as part of its bid for an expansion franchise, wants it to be known they intend to throw in their name for a potential NBA team if the opportunity arises following their hockey bid. "The answer is 'absolutely'," investment banker David Bonderman said, according to Emily Kaplan of ESPN. "If there is a franchise to be had from the NBA, we want to be up there fighting for it for Seattle."
Seattle ownership group wants NBA franchise after NHL expansion bid
The Score | Mar 1