Reported in the New York Times, Former Seattle Supersonics Assistant Trainer, and current Phoenix Suns' President and Chief Executive, Rick Welts, is gay (not that there is anything wrong with that).
Seattle will embrace the news, as will Phoenix. But it is still a brave thing to say in many businesses, more so in the business of men's professional sports.
If only Sherman Alexie was still writing about the Sonics Death Watch at The Stranger. then I would have something far better to read than my own writing.
Now there is a part of the franchises "shared history" that might be hard for some Thunder fans to, uh, accept.