NBA possibly considering two expansion teams in Seattle, Las Vegas

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1978 — The Washington Bullets beat the Seattle SuperSonics 105-99 in Game 7 to win the NBA Championship.

SEATTLE, Wash. — The Seattle Supersonics could be making a return to the NBA soon.

Seattle and Las Vegas have long been rumored as targets for NBA expansion teams, and more information is pointing to the cities getting a men’s basketball team in the coming years.

Sports columnist John Canzano said that the league is eyeing both cities for new teams, with expansion set for after the NBA’s current media rights deal expires in 2024.

Canzano made his comments on Seattle radio station 93.3 KJR.

So far, the relocation of current NBA teams does not seem likely, and the league appears to want to expand to 32 teams. However, much of this is speculation and hasn’t been confirmed by NBA commissioner Adam Silver. Although, Silver has said Seattle would be a “great market” for a new team.

Seattle has been without an NBA team since the Supersonics left in 2008, when owner Howard Schultz sold the team to the Professional Basketball Club LLC, which relocated the team to Oklahoma City.

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