By Sports Radio KJR
Great conversation on Wednesday in our weekly conversation with Mike Holmgren and Ian Furness and Jason Puckett , in regards to building a championship team.
Holmgren said that the key ingredient in building a championship type team is the quarterback. He said if you don't have an elite quarterback it's awfully hard to win a championship. Now, Holmgren noted that there are some exceptions, but for the most part, if you are going to win a championship, you must have the quarterback.
It was interesting to hear Holmgren talk about whether it's better to begin building a team with offense or defense first through the draft.
Holmgren said a few years ago, in an interview on our station, that if he had to do it all over again in building the Seahawks, he would have built the team on defense first, rather than offense. His reason being that you can get better more quickly with defense than offense, because it's easier to learn that side of the ball.
By Sports Radio KJR
On Monday, Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal reported that Sacramento group who intends on keeping the Kings in town, made one key promise to the NBA.
The group, led by Vivek Ranadive, promised the NBA, under a signed agrreement, that they would not take any supplemental revenue from the league once they moved into their new building. In addition, as long as they stay at Sleep Train Arena, they would accept fewer revenue sharing dollars.
You can check out the full story at Sacramento Bee, because the Sports Businees site has a pay wall.
Kaplan, who wrote the original story, joined Ian Furness and Jason Puckett on Monday.
Kaplan noted that the, "Seattle market is a better market than Sacramento," however, the pledge by the Sacramento group is significant.
In addition, Kaplan said it's probably time for Chris Hansen to step aside and understand the the NBA has made their choice.
"The NBA has spoken, the team is staying in Sacramento."
Kaplan went on further, "I would certainly advise Chris Hansen to go diplomatically at this point and thank the NBA."
Kaplan also noted, which apparently had reported two weeks ago by Sports Business Journal, that the NBA has received a committment from the Sacramento group to repay Hansen the $30 million dollars that he gave the Maloofs as a non-refundable deposit.
Ian Furness and Jason Puckett took a number of phone calls from listeners, who extended gratitude toward Chris Hansen, Steve Ballamer and Erik and Pete Nordstrom, in their pursuit of bringing the NBA back to Seattle.
The calls were emotional and the central theme was for the group to keep fighting and bring the Sonics back.