Things have been pretty quiet on the "Bring the NBA Back to Seattle" front for a while. That's probably in large part due to the fact that the NBA doesn't want to come to Seattle anytime soon. A group from New Mexico is hoping they know the answer to making the city more attractive for a Sonic re-boom with plans to renovate KeyArena for the modern era. M.T. Phoenix vice president Christopher Brozovich sent a letter to Seattle Mayor Ed Murray in July outlining a $285 million plan to overhaul the 53-year-old stadium and make it compliant for current NBA and NHL standards. The city and Chris Hansen have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding his SoDo arena concept but that plan faces opposition from the Port of Seattle and other challenges. Still, that deal prohibits the city from negotiating other arena deals in "bad faith" and Seattle is now seeking legal advice about whether or not that applies to KeyArena renovations. Stay tuned.
· Group wants to overhaul KeyArena for NBA, NHL, but Seattle mayor hasn't responded [ST]
· New Mexico group wants to renovate KeyArena for NBA, NHL team [PSBJ]
· NBA to Seattle: We're Not Coming Anytime Soon [CS]