NWSB Insider Dave B brings us another Northwest Athlete Profile of a hometown hero in Victoria. Eli Pasquale was a leader and a champion for Canada and the Univerisity of Victoria Vikings. At the height of just 6’1” tall, Eli Pasquale is the University of Victoria’s All-Time leading scorer; he was inducted to the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003 and to the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.
NWSB insider Jared Galde brings us his intimate feelings about the Seattle Supersonics rally at Occidental Park on Thursday. With the hero’s of Seattle’s past, and some of the biggest names in the Seattle music scene, the crowd of nearly 6,000 hung on every word. New found savior Chris Hansen stood at the mic and said this can happen, and will happen with the support of Seattle sports fans.
NWSB Editor Q brings us an update on the Seattle Arena Proposal by Chris Hansen and his team of investors. This week we learned that Mayor Mike McGinn visited with David Stern in New York. Today we’re hearing via tweets from Former Sonics player Detlef Schrempf that there is good news on the way for Seattle NBA fans. Mitch in the morning on KJR had Hansen on and we learned…
NWSB insider Jared Galde brings us an update on the Seattle Arena Proposal by Chris Hansen and his team of investors. He tells us there is five really good reasons to love Chris Hansen, and the SonicsArena group. Chris Hansen is one of us, literally. Hansen has faced every bit of opposition carefully, methodically and with patience. He’s a hero, a saint and a visionary. The Sonics will rise again.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Supersonics blogger Clinton Bell tells us why the death threats for the Oklahoma City Thunder t-shirts are alright in his book. With the theft of the Sonics by Clay Bennett and company, the fans of Seattle should be outraged at this kind of mockery to their brand. Not only do they steal our team, but then they use our logo to snidely rip us after our former team is on the verge of a possible NBA Championship.
NWSB insider Brandon Choate brings us an update on the Seattle Arena Proposal by Chris Hansen and his team of investors. The Mayor and Executive have approved of the plan to build an arena in Seattle to bring the NBA back and hopefully the NHL. The proposal now moves onto the Seattle City and King County councils to be voted on.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Sonics blogger Steve Lee tells us another story in our Moments in time series about the legendary Sonics radio voice Kevin Calabro. Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Calabro dabbled in local minor league sports before catching his big break, one granted by future Supersonic GM, Bob Whitsitt. Before moving over to be the voice of the Sonics, Calabro called the action for the Kansas City Kings in 1983.
Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Past Seattle Supersonics and current Portland Trailblazers bench boss Nate McMillan. Steve Lee one of our northwest hoops bloggers points out with a little luck on his side, chances are, the Trail Blazers and McMillan will soon reap the rewards of all their efforts and hard work.
Washington Huskies insider Brandon Choate brings you a comparison of great magnitude from the UW Hoops program. With the debate ongoing about whether current Dawgs Tony Wroten and Terrence Ross will go pro after the conclusion of this season, he brings comparison to two ex-Huskies who were in similar situations. Detlef Schrempf and Nate Robinson were both chosen in the first round of the NBA Draft.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Supersonics blogger Brandon Choate tells us the five players that make up his all time starting team in the next chapter of our Moments In Time series on Northwest sports teams. The players mentioned on this list include: Nate McMillan, Jack Sikma, Fred Brown, Shawn Kemp, and Gary Payton. That sounds like a dream team to me!
Seattle Washington blogger Clinton Bell tells us to all keep our fingers crossed, and mark your calendars for March 1st. There will be green and gold in Seattle once again! Christopher Hanson, a San Francisco businessman and Seattle native, has recently purchased a lot just south of Safeco Field in Seattle. Plans are to build an arena to attract a NBA franchise and NHL franchise to the city of Seattle.
Q breaks down the five best Seattle Supersonics coaches over their team history. Thru the years the Sonics had some legendary teams. Let’s not forget as well that they have 1 NBA title, and have had a ton of solid players. Lenny Wilkins leads the pack, George Karl, Bill Russell, Nate McMillan, and Paul Westphal make the list too.