Report: Former Sen. Gorton to join effort to keep Sonics, Storm in Seattle

Updated: September 13, 2007, 11:55 AM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- The mayor has enlisted former U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton to help keep the Seattle SuperSonics and Storm in town.

Gorton, a Republican who represented Washington for 18 years, has experience with this sort of thing: He sued the American League to land the Mariners and later brokered an ownership change to keep them here.

It's not clear exactly what role he'll play, and he hasn't been formally hired, Deputy Mayor Tim Ceis told The Seattle Times for a report published Thursday. ...

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