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NBA commish says arena issues could hold up new Seattle team

Updated: July 2, 2008, 11:46 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- With the SuperSonics on their way out, Seattle needs to act fast if it wants a new NBA team soon.

Commissioner David Stern sent the city a warning Wednesday, saying officials have less than 18 months to come up with a funding plan for a KeyArena renovation if there's hope of an NBA return within five years.

A settlement reached Wednesday between the SuperSonics and the city terminates the current lease and allows owner Clay Bennett to move the team to Oklahoma City for the ...

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