Thursday , Mar , 06 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Microsoft Coming to Seattle’s Rescue

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and wireless magnate John Stanton are among the local investors behind an effort to buy the Sonics and cover half the cost of a $300 million KeyArena expansion to try to keep the team in Seattle, sources confirmed Wednesday. Seattle leaders are pushing the offer of private cash as a ‘game changer’ that ought to sway state legislators to pass an arena package to keep the Sonics from moving to team owner Clay Bennett’s hometown of Oklahoma City. Click here for more from the seattle times.