Sonics boosters fear Ballmer may buy Clippers

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by Art Edwards, KGW Staff

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Posted on May 27, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 27 at 7:29 PM

Seattle, WA--The effort to bring an NBA team to Seattle may have hit a snag.

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is part of the group working to build a sports complex in Seattle.

The area could be home to an NBA team and fill a hole in the city left when the Seattle SuperSonics moved to Oklahoma in 2009.

Now there's word that Ballmer is one of the leading candidates to buy the LA Clippers.

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Ballmer reportedly met in person with Shelly Sterling over the weekend. The NBA is working to force the Sterlings to sell the team. She reportedly wants a deal in place by the end of the week.

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Seattle leaders are concerned about the Ballmer development.

"If one of the project's major financial backers is going to invest somewhere else, it would raise a red flag." said Councilman Nick Licata.

At this point the project is still moving forward.

 

 

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