Sonics not likely to play in Seattle beyond 2008 season

Updated: April 17, 2007, 8:12 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- Seattle SuperSonics majority owner Clay Bennett said Tuesday that the NBA team likely will not play in Seattle beyond the 2007-08 season.

Bennett said Gov. Chris Gregoire won't call lawmakers into special session so the team can continue to push for taxpayer money for a new $500 million arena. And he said the Sonics will honor their KeyArena lease that runs through 2010 -- but most likely only through "a legal exercise."

"That may or may not mean the team will play ...

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