Wednesday , Jun , 22 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Sund extended in Seattle

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – The Seattle SuperSonics signed general manager
Rick Sund to a multi-year contract extension Wednesday.

“Rick has done excellent work as our general manager over the past four years,
and we’re very pleased he’ll be continuing in his role,” said president and
CEO Wally Walker. “Rick does a superb job of managing our day-to-day
basketball operations, a little-recognized, but critical component of his
job.”

Sund, 54, has been Seattle’s GM for the past four years and the team has
compiled a record of 174-154 in that span. The Sonics are coming off a solid
season in which they won the Northwest Division and advanced to the Western
Conference semifinals after eliminating Sacramento in the opening round.

Sund possesses more than 30 years of front-office experience in the NBA.

“I believe that with our mixture of veteran players and young talent, there is
a very bright future for the Sonics,” said Sund. “There are plenty of
challenges ahead, but I greatly look forward to working with Wally, (head
coach) Nate (McMillan) to make this team better.”

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