Chris Hansen Seattle arena

Sports with Art Thiel
5:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Will The NHL Beat The NBA Back To Seattle?

Seattle Metropolitans logo
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Could Seattle get a professional hockey team before professional men’s basketball returns to the city? Speculation has ramped up recently, and KPLU sports commentator says there are reasons for that.

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NBA in Seattle
12:23 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

With NBA's final decision looming, Hansen ups bid

Chris Hansen is seen in this photo.
sonicsarena.com

With Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson already celebrating his city’s victory in the bid to keep the Kings in town, Chris Hansen and his Seattle-based investment group upped the ante on Friday.

Hansen said his group has raised the proposed purchase price for the franchise by $75 million, bringing the total to $625 million “in an effort to further demonstrate the extent of our commitment to bring basketball back.” The group also guaranteed to the league that the franchise would be a revenue sharing payer, Hansen said.

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NBA in Seattle
5:38 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Hansen: Arena will have balconies, court-side suites

sonicsarena.com

Chris Hansen and his group of investors have released preliminary design renderings of Seattle’s next basketball arena.

The plan features “non-traditional elements” including three stacked balconies in lieu of top rows above the seating bowl, Hansen’s group said on sonicsarena.com.

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Sports with Art Thiel
5:00 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Top 5 sports stories of 2012

Nathan Adrian bringing home the gold
AP Photo

What do a swimmer, a rookie quarterback, a perfect pitcher and a hedge fund manager have in common?

They're all on KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel's list of the top 5 sports stories of 2012.

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