Special Sub-Topic: Are They Really Super?
|In what year was the Sonics first ever game played? |
1967. The Seattle Sonics played there first ever game against the San Francisco Warriors, and lost 144-116. They didnt win there first game until two nights later against San Diego, then proceeded to lose 12 of the next 13 games.
|In Seattle's first season of play, what was there final win-loss record?|
23-59. They finished with the second worst record in 1967-68 with San Diego taking the worst record that season of 15-67.
|Who was named player Coach of the team for the 1969-70 season?|
Lenny Wilkens. Lenny would also lead the Sonics to the 1979 NBA Championship.
|Before the 1970-71 season, which ABA star made the jump to the NBA and the Sonics in a landmark case for undergraduate players for years to come? |
Spencer Haywood. Spencer Haywood would give all undergrads the chance to come out early with the win in court. Haywood averaged 20.6 points per game in his first NBA season.
|In what two back-to-back seasons did the Sonics make it to the NBA finals?|
1977-78 and 1978-79. They faced the Washington Bullets in those two finals with the Bullets winning in 1977-78. The Sonics got the better of the Bullets in the rematch in 1978-79, winning 4 games to 2.
|In what season did the Sonics have their first winning season as a franchise? |
1971-72. This was 5 seasons after it became a franchise.
|In the middle of the 1992-93 season, the Sonics acquired Sam "big smooth" Perkins from the LA Lakers in a deal. The Sonics sent Doug Christie and who else to complete this trade? |
Benoit Benjamin. Although Benjamin would turn out to be a bust for the Lakers, and was later traded again. Christie would blossom in LA and be an effective player for the next decade, most noatably with the Sacremento Kings of the late 1990s and the early 2000s.
|When Gary Payton was traded to Milwaukee at the 2003 trading deadline along with Desmond Mason For Ray Allen, Kevin Ollie and which player was the "throw in" player? |
Ronald Murray. Murray helped the Sonics out when Allen went down with an injury the very next season, and had over 15ppg and 5apg in Allen's absence.
|With which team did Sonics legend Lenny Wilkens get his third chance to be a coach?|
Atlanta Hawks. He also became the most winningest coach with Atlanta, along with the most losses. His first two were Seattle SuperSonics, Portland Trail Blazers and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Toronto Raptors was his fourth coaching position.
|To which team was Vin Baker traded to prior to the 2003 season?|
Boston Celtics. He was traded for Vitaly Potepanko, Kenny Anderson, and Joe Forte.
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