Think Democrats across the country about the possible independent presidential candidacy former CEO of Starbucks Howard Schultz, who are restless and funded third opponent could bleed votes from Democratic candidate and ease path Donald Trump for a second term? Their concern is not a cup of coffee, holding the former Seattle SuperSonics fans. Schultz bought the beloved former NBA team in 2001, then with reference to the franchise as a “public trust” in the city of Seattle. Five years later, Schultz – exasperated by his inability to secure public funding for a new arena for the player Sonics and NBA, died as paid too much and disengaged – sold the team to an interesting result for a group led by Oklahoma City businessman Clay Bennett . Yes, Bennett, Schultz does not, then moved the franchise from Seattle to Oklahoma City after a couple of years. But many Sonics fans still planted Schultz blame for the loss of their team. “The number one bad guy on our list are Howard Schultz,” says Jason Reid, director of the documentary Sonic Gate: Requiem for a team. “He had the power to keep forever, the Sonics in Seattle.” Reid is not a fan of Donald Trump, but it will never support Schultz against him. “This is my worst nightmare,” says Reid. “But in practice every Schultz. He will never get my vote.” These complaints of angry basketball fans who can not get over not just leave the team a decade ago, they are easy to dismiss. After all, Schultz Body Starbucks in a society of $25 billion with more than 28,000 stores in 76 countries. This experience is certainly more valuable on a resume of the candidate, as a bad title to an NBA team for five years, is not it? The teams change hands all the time. Moving is not that uncommon. Perhaps here to give a little Schultz ‘a ride? No way, say the Sonics fans. First of all, if you have a coffee company or a basketball team or the United States to run, you want to know that your can trusted leader. As you can see fans of Seattle, the Sonics have called a public trust in the Pacific Northwest, they then sold to a bidder out-of-town. “People need to know, he is not only honest and full of rhetoric,” says Reid. Schultz was in really bad policy that hurts the case of someone in the running for the highest office in the land. He collided with the player beliebtestenen on the team, Gary Payton, and the team of the future Hall of Famer negotiated; It is not the way to play your base. “Gary has absolutely nothing to say about this man,” said a representative Payton. Schultz failed to build a coalition of city and state government officials on trade finance arena and keep the Sonics in Seattle. It failed to read the political winds. Yes, the Seattle Mariners and Seattle Seahawks had to build new public funds will receive new houses. But rather than fatigue taxpayer acquiring, Schultz felt the Sonics their payday were justified. He also made the mistake of publicly denounced the situation his team in early 2006, just days before the Seahawks played their first Super Bowl in franchise history. Gripe during what should have been a joyous time for Seattle sports fans, did not endear him to anyone. Schultz also alienated government officials. State House Speaker Frank Chopp, for refusing to bend. “A great read flag to me that he did not understand the chaotic game of politics,” says Jeremy Repanich, a former Sonics employees during the era Schultz restaurants and current editor for the Robb Report. “He was no match for Frank Chopp. How will he cut off Nancy Pelosi?” Schultz Stewardship Sonics also showed a preference for short-term thinking. If he had stuck out of the leasing team not conducive to Key Arena for a few years, a tolerant public has adopted a financial compromise, especially with a little ‘more than distance between a Sonics Deal potential and public subsidies for the Mariners and Seahawks. He negotiated more favorable terms and integrate public-private coalition to build a new home for the Sonics. One year after the sale, Seattle landed a future superstar Kevin Durant in the project. Short packaged together before the franchise to Oklahoma City, the Sonics drafted another future NBA MVP, Russell Westbrook, in 2008. The following year, he chose the Thunder to a third MVP, James Harden. Imagine if these super-Being flourish for the Sonics, into an arena for a new or renewed enthusiastic, rich fan base in a market that serves as a gateway to the Pacific and its millions of basketball fans. The NBA franchise values have skyrocketed in this decade. The Houston Rockets, for example, went to $2.2 billion in 2017. And ‘likely that Schultz could have sold the Sonics to a multiple of $350 million (led him and his group of investors in 2006 by Bennett Schultz Group for $200 million team bought 2001) a representative for Schultz did not return TIME immediately available for comment. During the election campaign, trying to find candidates due to errors. Do Schultz critics believe that he can learn the lessons of its debacle Sonics, and his political career? “The biggest tell me that is not going to go in the primaries,” says Repanich who shared in a Deadspin piece in 2012 about his life on an employee of Sonic, a pungent anecdote: Schultz once gave employees Sonics $3.50 Starbucks gift cards as a Christmas present. Although Schultz is described as a “Democrat for life”, he believes that the party has moved too far left. Schultz plans to run as an independent centrist. “In presidential politics, the party will be folded the person’s de facto leader,” says Repanich. “He is not willing to do this work. He jumps steps. This is what I saw it does get a new arena in lobbying. He wants a different set of rules for themselves.” During an interview in 2013 with a Canadian television series, called the experience of Schultz Sonics to own “nightmare.” For years he put the blame for the debacle Sonics on things such as the authorization of the rich young players entering. “I just thought that the culture of professional sports and athletes, made so much money with my ability to type Age mindset was just incompatible,” he said in an interview. “I think if you are 18, 19, 20, and are making millions of dollars and do not have the right support staff around you, there are people who take advantage in a test or another, it is very difficult to understand to come. most people are not mature enough to handle it. and at the same time they are trying to win games and sometimes the motivation is not to win. it just was not. “When a new book and possible presidential campaign begins with my system of values of advertising, Schultz will now have his Sonics errors. Given the time of his mea culpa, his critics find it disingenuous. Of the 335 pages “from scratch: a trip to Reimagine The Promise of America”, dedicated Schultz half past four of them on his property the Sonics. He argues that Bennett was part of a marketing strategy to keep the team in the Pacific Northwest. “Someone from outside Seattle, I thought, might have a better chance of a new arena to negotiate much because the threat could be missed by the team, URGE city officials come to the table with more favorable conditions”, says Schultz. In other words, Schultz thought was in a better position than other taxpayers Bennett squeeze. “In hindsight, this was not a city of fair position to impose,” says Schultz. Schultz does not deny any fan of Payton, Shawn Kemp, Slick Watts, Jack Sikma and green and gold Sonics their continued anger against him. Schultz saves the words Sonics fans have been waiting to hear the end of his short tract on the team – although it might not be worth much at this point. “I will always,” writes, “very sad”.
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