Murray talks with sports leagues
at 3:22pm by Joe Copeland
Mayor Ed Murray says he met with representatives of pro basketball and hockey in New York City on Monday, on his way to a U.S. Conference of Mayors gathering that is taking place in D.C. In a very brief statement, Murray reported that — no surprise — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told him that there are no expansion plans (Nice to see you, Seattle! Great memories, huh? I'll give you a call sometime when I've got nothing else to do.) In contrast, Murray's few words about meeting with NHL boss Gary Bettman were intriguing: "We are very keen on bringing an NHL team here, and the commissioner recognizes the value we would bring as home to a future franchise. We will continue to work toward that shared vision." Is a second Seattle sports story brewing. — J.C.