Saturday , Mar , 08 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Washington Governor Hopeful the Sonics Will Stay

Gov. Chris Gregoire says she’s working to keep the NBA in Seattle, although it’s becoming more likely that it won’t be the current SuperSonics.

Gregoire made her comments a day after the city of Seattle unveiled a $300 million plan to renovate KeyArena and a group of Seattle-area businessmen stepped forward as potential team owners. The plan calls for $75 million from the state in existing taxes. While some key legislators dismissed the proposal on Thursday, Gregoire says the issue is not dead for this legislative session. [The Seattle Times]