Seattle Sonics Calls OC Remarkable, But Not Ready To Give Up On Seattle

Friday, April 27th 2007, 12:43 pm
By: News On 6

SEATTLE (AP) _ Oklahoma City businessman and majority owner Clay Bennett says if he can't get a new arena built in the Seattle area he has to look at moving the team and Vegas would be an attractive market.

But Bennett also issued a statement Friday calling Oklahoma City ``remarkable'' and saying he's not giving up on Seattle year.

He made the comments about Vegas at a meeting of the Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Bennett has set an October 31st deadline for a new arena deal in the Seattle area. But the Washington Legislature declined to consider a tax proposal to help pay for the $500 million project.