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Sonics best bet to land in Oklahoma City

Though neither franchise can publicly admit its desire, Marc Stein gives Seattle the edge over the Hornets in the race of two teams that desperately want to land in Oklahoma City.

Updated: July 19, 2006, 3:08 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

This early in the process, only one thing is clear about the sale of the Seattle SuperSonics:

Oklahoma City, rather suddenly, is an NBA promised land.

That's because little OKC, as of Tuesday, has two teams that desperately want to play there.

Seattle and New Orleans, sadly, might not be able to claim even one team that feels that way.

Combined.

The Hornets never can admit this publicly, of course, with New Orleans still in the early ...

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