In January, the Sonics took over a franchise that had been in Minnesota for two decades.
Now, after years of development and a trade, the team hopes to get back into the playoffs, but they’ve struggled to make much of a difference.
And, as the team has learned, if you don’t want to be the first to jump ship to get a chance to play in the NBA, the Raptors are the best way to do it.
The Sonics, a group of businessmen from St. Paul, bought the Raptors in 2013 for $50 million.
That was an ambitious purchase because the team had just won the NBA championship.
But it was also a big gamble because the Sonic owner, Brett Kavanaugh, had also been the victim of sexual assault and was under federal investigation.
Since the team moved to Seattle, the NBA has become an increasingly violent place for athletes.
In 2014, the league was hit with a lawsuit by former players, including Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, who said they were subject to “unprecedented, systematic, and persistent acts of racial, gender, and religious discrimination.”
The lawsuit was settled for $2.4 billion.
Now the NBA is looking for a new owner.
One of the potential owners could be the Sonichaus, the Minneapolis-based group that owns the NBA team.
A spokesperson for the Sonica franchise told the AP that the group “is looking to expand our global presence with a team in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and other cities in the Americas and Europe.”
The spokesperson said that the Sonicas are currently “in the process of evaluating potential potential investors.”
One thing is for sure: The Sonic franchise in Minneapolis has never been better than it is now.
With the NBA on its way out, there are plenty of new opportunities for the franchise.
And now, the franchise is in a unique position: It owns the team that played in the most recent NBA Finals, when the Sonicans won a title in 2014.
Now if only the Raptors could get a hold of the team.
This story has been updated to clarify that the Toronto Raptors are in the midst of a search for a replacement for owner Brett Kavanaugh.