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February 10, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Would a potential NBA and/or NHL team in Seattle affect the Sounders?

hanauer mug.jpgI have an afternoon appointment, so I won’t be able to update much on the blog for the next couple hours. Be sure to check out my Twitter page for a lot of updates from the day.

One thing that stood out that I wanted to post quickly was general manager and owner Adrian Hanauer talking about how the possibility of a changing Seattle sports scene might affect the Sounders:

(Would adding an NBA and/or NHL team hurt the Sounders?) “I don’t know. Thankfully it’s not in my hands. Generally as a Seattle guy, anything that improves the quality of life in the region, development in the city, I’m in favor of. If there’s competition, we just have to rise to the occasion and be good competitors and good partners.”

(Has the organization thought about that potential impact?) “No. I’m sure everyone individually has thought about it. This latest news flying around is still a little bit new and we certainly haven’t gotten together. Quite frankly within our organization there’s the Seahawks, there’s Vulcan Sports and Entertainment, there’s the Sounders, there’s the stadium — all of those opinions may not necessarily be the same. But generally (I assume) everybody wants development and quality in own community.”

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