44K sign up for Sonics season tickets as investors, Seattle officials make their NBA pitch

When investor Chris Hansen makes his pitch to NBA owners Wednesday in New York to buy the Sacramento Kings, he'll be armed with a little extra ammo: requests to buy over 44,000 season tickets if the Sonics return.

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Oklahoma City Thunder owner Clay Bennett, chairman of the NBA relocation committee, arrives for an NBA owners meetings regarding the the possible relocation of the Sacramento Kings team to Seattle, in New York, Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Hedge fund manager Chris Hansen and Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer have agreed to buy a majority stake in the Kings from the Maloof family for $341 million, but the deal needs league approval. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Photo by Richard Drew
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Josh Kerns, MyNorthwest.com
Josh Kerns is an award winning reporter/anchor and host of KIRO Radio's Seattle Sounds (Sunday afternoons 5-6p) and a digital content producer for MyNorthwest.com.

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