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Sonics argue team's economic impact nil

ID: 8774
Publication type: Newspaper
Author: Brunner, Jim
Article Title: Sonics argue team's economic impact nil
Publication Name: Seattle Times
Pages: B1, B4
Publication Date: 06/20/2008
Notes: "A sport economist hired by Sonics owners testified Thursday that the departure of the team would have 'no detectable economic impact' on the greater Seattle area. In a bizarre role reversal, the Sonics are arguing precisely the opposite of what professional sports teams usually want the public to believe--that they significantly boost the local economy."