First of all there was a local ownership group ready to step up and buy the team. That is nothing more than revisionist history from Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.
The part about maturity really got me at the end. This is the guy who got butt hurt when Gary Payton wouldn’t be buddies with him and would pout at games when his team wasn’t doing so well.
Howard Schultz is Ken Behring reborn. Howie, you are the worst sports owner in Seattle history.