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Owner: New Sonics arena would cost $500 million

Updated: January 26, 2007, 3:59 AM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- Clay Bennett idly swirled and tipped a cup of coffee.

No, it wasn't from Starbucks -- the company whose chairman, Howard Schultz, received $350 million from Bennett and his co-investors in exchange for the NBA Seattle SuperSonics and WNBA Seattle Storm last fall.

"Every time I go buy a cup of Starbucks my wife says, 'Haven't you done enough for Howard?"' Bennett said Thursday, smiling over his brew of ... Tully's.

Now Bennett is asking for King County taxpayers ...

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