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NBA commissioner sees no Seattle team in near future

 (Associated Press)
(Associated Press)

Any arena plans for the Seattle area will be facing an “NHL first” scenario after NBA commissioner Adam Silver reiterated Thursday he expects no league expansion or relocation for at least two or three more years. His comments came during a 90-minute interview session at NBA headquarters in New York as part of the Associated Press Sports Editors commissioners meetings. Silver agreed with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s assessment of their January meeting by downplaying any chance of a team the next two or three years. “I very much enjoyed being in Seattle when we had a team there,” Silver said. “They had fantastic fans there. But what I said was, unrelated to any specific market, there didn’t seem to be much interest in expansion at the time from our owners.” – Geoff Baker, Seattle Times

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