A recent study by American City Business Journals based on income levels and found that Seattle was ready for a NBA team but could not support a WHL team also. They take account all the money generated in a market and figure out how much is already spent existing sports to figure the amount the could support a new team. they found that Seattle had the financial means to support one but not both, and that support would be stronger for an NBA team.

They are trying to get in writing that even though a NBA team would take longer to get in Seattle, it would take precedent over a WHL team even if they want to move in first. I personally think it is the right move, because tons of people I know miss the Sonics and are always talking about bringing them back. Nobody talks about bringing hockey...but what do I know, I am a Seahawks fan!