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Elise and Jerry Pregame: Coming up on the show from 10 a.m.-noon Friday ...
-- Both NBA commissioner David Stern and future commish Adam Silver commented on the possibility of expansion on Thursday.
Said Stern: "It wouldn't surprise me if Commissioner Silver was looking at strong applications from Las Vegas and Seattle in the coming years, and I'm going to enjoy watching it."
Said Silver, diplomatically: "I have no doubt that down the road we'll return to those discussions in (Seattle) and Las Vegas and, who knows, other markets potentially as well. But right now, we're very focused on health of the 30 franchises."
There's no news. There are no substantial conversations to report. But the NBA sent out a public feeler of sorts Thursday, and that bodes well for Seattle to at least have an opportunity to state its expansion case.
-- On the Dave "Softy" Mahler Show on Thursday, Washington athletic director Scott Woodward said that the punishment for Austin Seferian-Jenkins, including any possible suspension of game time, will continue to be kept private (click here for the podcast). Are the Huskies making a mistake by prolonging a story that could go away with one transparent statement?
--The Mariners (43-52) open the second half of the season Friday in Houston. Will they make a legitimate push toward .500?
-- We'll keep track of the British Open throughout the show.
Plus, more anticipation of the Seahawks training camp opening next Thursday, a much heavier A-Rod is about to return to Major League Baseball and more.