Need to learn more about the various issues surrounding the efforts to build a new arena and return the SuperSonics franchise to Seattle and the NBA? A great new resource has you covered.
Jeff Shulman, associate professor in marketing at UW’s Foster School of Business, hosts a critically-acclaimed podcast exploring and discussing the economic and population growth of the city of Seattle. In its second season, the Seattle Growth Podcast will tackle the impact of a potential return of the Sonics on the city.
Shulman hopes to offer perspective on the team’s and arena’s effects on real estate, traffic, taxes, employment, and the overall community. He’ll be speaking in-depth with residents, business owners, academic experts, city leaders & officials, as well as former Sonics players and owners to help inform the discussion.
We’re happy to present each episode as they become available.
Episode 6: Sonics, Detlef Schrempf, & Seattle Residents in Need
The sixth episode talks about how the Sonics organization and the players as citizens can and have contributed to the community and residents of the city in need.
The focus is on the Detlef Schrempf Foundation. Featured guests are:
- NBA All-Star Detlef Schrempf on what motivated him to contribute to Seattle
- Nicole Morrison, executive director of the Detlef Schrempf Foundation
- Lauren Henry, a beneficiary of Schrempf’s contributions to the Rise ‘n Shine organization (now known as Inspire Youth Project)
Explore more from Episode 6: Sonics, Detlef Schrempf, & Seattle Residents in Need here.