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Sund and Hill Relieved

SEATTLE , Tuesday, April 24, 2007 – Seattle SuperSonics Head Coach Bob Hill will not return to the team next season and General Manager Rick Sund will serve the organization as a consultant during the remaining one year of his contract, it was announced today by Sonics Chairman Clay Bennett.

Bennett and Sonics Vice-Chairman Lenny Wilkens will lead the search for a new General Manager and Head Coach of the SuperSonics.

“Bob Hill and Rick Sund are fine individuals of excellent personal character and are basketball men through and through. They were both extremely helpful to us during this challenging year of transition. We are sincerely appreciative to them for their service and we wish them only the very best,” Bennett said.

“While there is uncertainty as to the future physical location of our franchise, our commitment to creating a culture of competitive excellence for this organization is unwavering. We absolutely aspire to win championships.”