July 03, 2008
As has been reported, part of the restitution the Sonics' ownership must pay to the city of Seattle is that the SuperSonics name and team colors must stay with the city (possibly in case of future expansion?). So that leads to the inevitable question of what to call the new outfit in Oklahoma City.
No doubt the ownership's already employing an ad agency, public relations firm, brand manager, and local point person to start coming up with names, but here are a few that could work:
What will probably happen is one of three things:
1. The team chooses an historically-important team name
2. The team chooses a word in Choctaw that has something to do with the force of nature
3. The team chooses a name like Eagles
I'm hoping they go for Kevin Durant and the Singing Cowboys.