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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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Sonics update: It’s turning into a Silicon Valley vs. Seattle investor showdown

By now, you’ve likely either read or had a discussion about the Seattle vs. Silicon Valley entrepreneurial debate. Heck, the good folks over at Killer Infographics even designed the badass poster you see above that artistically describes the different characteristics of each region’s geeks. Now that discussion is moving to the basketball court. For a while, it seemed as though… 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