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Foot-in-mouth disease


It was one of those Mondays for Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon.   A member of the ownership group that purchased the Seattle Supersonics National Basketball Association and Seattle Storm Wome...

By OKG Webmonkeys August 15th, 2007

It was one of those Mondays for Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon.

 

A member of the ownership group that purchased the Seattle Supersonics National Basketball Association and Seattle Storm Women's National Basketball Association franchises, McClendon was quoted by the Associated Press via The Journal Record as saying he did not buy into the franchise for the team(s) to stay in Seattle.

 

Later in the day, Controlling Owner (that's his title, not his description) Clay Bennett issued a statement clarifying McClendon's comments were his own personal views and not those of the group.

 

The Professional Basketball Club issued this statement today in response to comments made in an interview with a local business journal by Sonics & Storm owner Aubrey McClendon.

 

"As the controlling owner, I admire my fellow owners and appreciate their support. While they are excited about the basketball operations and the future of the team on the court, they, like me, have been disheartened by the lack of progress we have made to secure a new arena for the Sonics and Storm. Aubrey expressed his personal thoughts and, in context of the story,was not speaking on behalf of the ownership group. It is my hope we will see a breakthrough in the next 60 days that will result in securing a new arena for the Sonics and Storm in the Greater Seattle area."

 

Open mouth, insert foot.

 

 
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