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The Daily's Hot Reads For Thursday: Giving You Back Your Name?

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Under the header, " Bring Back The NBA To Seattle, But Don't Call Them The Sonics ," the SEATTLE TIMES' Don Shelton writes, " Clay Bennett and the NBA (ever sympathetic toward loyal fans) left the SuperSonics name behind. Understandably, everyone assumes that any new Seattle franchise will be calle...

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