Sonics coach focusing on defense, not Oklahoma City

Friday, September 29th 2006, 4:34 am
By: News On 6

SEATTLE (AP) Seattle SuperSonics coach Bob Hill says defense will be the focus in training camp.

Seattle ranked last in the NBA last season, giving up nearly 106 points per game. Hill would like to get that down to 101 or 102. He's counting on the Sonics uptempo offense to score more points.

The Sonics have their top 8 players back from last year, including All-Stars Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis. They hope to improve on last year's 35-47 record.

Hill says he's not going to worry about whether the Sonics' new owner will move the team. He says he's confident Oklahoma businessman Clay Bennett is doing everything he can to keep the Sonics in Seattle.