Seattle Sonics fans were outraged when their team moved away back in 2008. However, with new developments in the sale of the Sacramento Kings franchise, we may see the Sonics name restored in the NBA once again.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Kings will change their name to the Sonics if the team is moved to Seattle. Officially they would be the SuperSonics, dating back to the original name from 1967.
When the Sonics franchise made the move to Oklahoma City, the name did not go along with the team. A settlement reached back in 2008 preserved the chances of a basketball team playing in Seattle in the future. With these actions taken, Seattle ensured the history of the Sonics would remain in its city.
A deal is in place for the Kings to be sold to a Seattle group, and the plan all along has been to change the name, pending an official deal. The Sonics history remains in Seattle, so if the move is made, their name will be restored.