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1985-86 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 48%, Kings 100%

1986-87 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 50%, Kings 100%

1987-88 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 69%, Kings 100%

1988-89 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 74%, Kings 100%

1989-90 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 70%, Kings 100%

1990-91 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 71%, Kings 100%

1991-92 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 82%, Kings 100%

1992-93 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 89%, Kings 100%

1993-94 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 85%, Kings 100%

1994-95 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 90%, Kings 100%

1995-96 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 100%, Kings 100%

1996-97 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 100%, Kings 100%

1997-98 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 100%, Kings 85%

1998-99 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 100%, Kings 96%

1999-00 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 87%, Kings 100%

2000-01 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 91%, Kings 100%

2001-02 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 90%, Kings 100%

2002-03 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 91%, Kings 100%

2003-04 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 89%, Kings 100%

2004-05 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 96%, Kings 100%

2005-06 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 94%, Kings 100%

2006-07 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 93%, Kings 100%

2007-08 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 79%, Kings 81%

Not only does Sacramento have the best rate of attendance of all time of any city in the NBA, it is also highly more profitable for the revenue sharing stream for the league than the Seattle market. The league knows this, the NBA board of governors knows this. Only (some of) Washington wants to see the Kings move. 57% of Seattle residents polled by The Seattle Times said they would rather have no SuperSonics than have Chris Hansen take Sacramento's team. It doesn't matter, Burkle and Mastrov already have a better deal than Hansen's, David Stern has made it clear he is going with Burkle and keeping the Kings where they belong.

1986-87 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 50%, Kings 100%

1987-88 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 69%, Kings 100%

1988-89 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 74%, Kings 100%

1989-90 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 70%, Kings 100%

1990-91 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 71%, Kings 100%

1991-92 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 82%, Kings 100%

1992-93 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 89%, Kings 100%

1993-94 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 85%, Kings 100%

1994-95 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 90%, Kings 100%

1995-96 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 100%, Kings 100%

1996-97 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 100%, Kings 100%

1997-98 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 100%, Kings 85%

1998-99 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 100%, Kings 96%

1999-00 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 87%, Kings 100%

2000-01 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 91%, Kings 100%

2001-02 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 90%, Kings 100%

2002-03 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 91%, Kings 100%

2003-04 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 89%, Kings 100%

2004-05 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 96%, Kings 100%

2005-06 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 94%, Kings 100%

2006-07 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 93%, Kings 100%

2007-08 Percentage of Seats Sold: Sonics 79%, Kings 81%

Not only does Sacramento have the best rate of attendance of all time of any city in the NBA, it is also highly more profitable for the revenue sharing stream for the league than the Seattle market. The league knows this, the NBA board of governors knows this. Only (some of) Washington wants to see the Kings move. 57% of Seattle residents polled by The Seattle Times said they would rather have no SuperSonics than have Chris Hansen take Sacramento's team. It doesn't matter, Burkle and Mastrov already have a better deal than Hansen's, David Stern has made it clear he is going with Burkle and keeping the Kings where they belong.