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Seattle Growth Podcast: Impact of a Sonics Return - Episode 5

What kind of impact would the Sonics return have on Seattle’s youth?

Jeff Shulman (Seattle Growth Podcast)
Seattle Growth Podcast

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 5: The Sonics and Seattle’s Children

The fifth episode asks what kind of impact a return of the NBA’s SuperSonics would have on the youth in Seattle.

Featured guests are:

  • Sonics legend Slick Watts talks about community contribution as a player and years dedicated to youth coaching and development of Seattle’s exceptional basketball talent
  • Colin Davenport, Seattle native youth coach on how the Sonics shaped his life
  • Pat Dobel, UW professor and creator of the one-time sports blog Point of the Game about sports, ethics, and culture

Also, tweets from Sonics fans and SGP listeners!

Explore more from Episode 5: The Sonics and Seattle’s Children here.