The franchise had many greats, but from their final years in Seattle there is only one iconic Sonic.
Gary Payton played 14 stellar seasons with the Sonics prior to be traded to Milwaukee along with Desmond Mason for Ray Allen, Ronald “Flip” Murray, Kevin Ollie and a first-round pick that was used to select Luke Ridnour.
Payton’s skills on defense were nearly matched by his oral feats. Before his recent appearance at the Sports Star of the Year Award event, The Glove sat down with Sportspress Northwest’s Art Thiel to talk about life post-ball, and his surprising ambition to next season to coach.
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