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Commish calls Ballmer investment team ‘perfect prototype’ for NBA owners

Here’s what NBA commissioner David Stern thinks of the Chris Hansen/Steve Ballmer investment team: perfection. Appearing on PBS’ Charlie Rose Show Tuesday, Stern and Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver spoke briefly about how the NBA relocation committee unanimously voted Monday afternoon to block Seattle’s bid to buy the Sacramento Kings and bring the NBA back to the Emerald City. An… Read More

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How social media reacted to Sonics news that left Ballmer ‘horribly disappointed’

By now, you’ve probably heard how the NBA relocation committee unanimously voted Monday afternoon to block Seattle’s bid to buy the Sacramento Kings and bring the NBA back to the Emerald City. An investment group led by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and hedge fund manager Chris Hansen had already reached an agreement with the Maloof family (current… Read More

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California politician blasts Ballmer over NBA deal, seeks details on Microsoft’s state contracts

Nasty, angry, threatening — these are words that describe a letter sent on Tuesday from a California politician intending to vilify Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Ballmer is co-leading a Seattle investment group that is extremely close to purchasing the Sacramento Kings and moving the NBA team to the Emerald City for a reported $341 million…. Read More

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NBA returning to Seattle thanks to Steve Ballmer

We heard two weeks ago that the NBA might be back in Seattle. Now we have some confirmation and assurance. Several legitimate sources, including ESPN, Yahoo! Sports and The Seattle Times, were all out with stories late Sunday night that reported a done deal between the Maloof family and a Seattle investment group that is led… Read More

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Vantage looks to transform sports analytics for players, coaches and fans

Recording and studying statistics has always been a backbone of sports. Computers and technology, however, have revolutionized the way we can analyze exactly what’s happening on the field or court. Opinions on a player’s effectiveness and efficiency are subjective and up for debate. On the contrary, research-based objective numbers are impossible to argue with. Seattle-based… Read More

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Hoops helper: An iPhone app to organize pickup basketball

Your parents can no longer sign you up for youth basketball. That college gym ID has long expired. And setting up a portable driveway hoop just isn’t going to happen right now. So where in the world are you supposed to play organized basketball? InfiniteHoops wants to help. The Seattle-based company’s new iPhone app debuted… Read More