So we didn't have to wait until 5pm to get the announcement. Chris Daniels broke the story early and Chris Hansen is setting up a priority ticket wait list for the 2013-2014 NBA season to show the NBA how serious we are about getting the NBA back in Seattle.
You'll be able to sign up for the wait list on Thursday morning at 10am on sonicsarena.com
You can take this however you like, but we finally have a silence break from Chris and company. This doesn't show this is a done deal, but it does show a little bit of confidence from the Hansen/Ballmer camp.
I'm going to be signing up. No way I'm going to miss out on a chance to get tickets for next year!
Update: Directly sign up here on Thursday morning.