Statement from the Oklahoma City Thunder

March 22, 2011 -- The Oklahoma City Thunder honors the memory of former Seattle Supersonics owner Barry Ackerley, who died Monday. Ackerley owned the Sonics from 1983-2001.

Under his leadership, the team made 13 playoff appearances, won four division titles, one conference championship and appeared in the 1996 NBA Finals. The Thunder organization offers its condolences to the Ackerley family.