Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Former Sonics Co-Owner Dies In Car Crash

The KIRO radio web site, reports the death of Aubrey McLendon, the former part owner of the Seattle Super Sonics.  McLendon was found to be complaisant in principal owner Clay Bennett's plan to move  the NBA team from Seattle to Oklahoma City.  The emails became public as the city of Seattle went into a court battle over whether the Sonics could be held to their lease.  The city in a controversial move, decided to allow the team to break the lease in a settlement which allowed the move.  The team is now known as the Oklahoma City Thunder. 
McClendon, the former CEO of the Chesapeake Energy Corporation was just indicted for orchestrating a scheme between two unnamed energy companies.