Sonics & Storm Ownership Group Consists of
Variety of Successful Entrepreneurs
October 14, 2006
The Professional Basketball Club (PBC) LLC, prospective owner of the Seattle SuperSonics and Storm, unveiled today the full roster of its existing ownership group, which is comprised of successful business professionals from a broad range of disciplines.

“This is a dynamic group of accomplished business people.” said Clayton I. Bennett, PBC’s Chairman and Managing Partner. “They bring business insight from a variety of demanding market categories including finance, banking, real estate, insurance, automotive, telecommunications, energy and investment management.”

The original partners are all from Oklahoma City and include Bennett, President of Dorchester Capital, a private investment firm; Aubrey K. McClendon, Chairman and CEO, Chesapeake Energy Corporation; G. Jeffrey Records, Jr., President and CEO, MidFirst Bank; and Tom L. Ward, Chairman and CEO, SandRidge Energy, Inc., formerly Riata Energy.

Others joining in the ownership group are William M. Cameron, Chairman, President and CEO American Fidelity Assurance Company; and Bob Howard, President, Bob Howard Auto Group. Additional partners are Everett Dobson, Executive Chairman, Dobson Communications Corporation; and Jay Scaramucci, President, Balon Corporation.