S2 Ep. 5: Seattle’s Children and a Sonics Return by Seattle Growth Podcast published on 2017-03-07T08:44:45Z How would the children of Seattle be affected by the presence of the NBA? To explore this question, this episode features: Legendary Sonics player Slick Watts, who has helped cultivate future NBA talent such as Jason Terry and Jamal Crawford while coaching youth basketball in Seattle for decades. He describes how his playing days influenced his contributions to the community. Colin Davenport, a youth coach who grew up in Seattle while the Sonics were here. He describes how the Sonics shaped his life. Pat Dobel, a professor at the University of Washington and the writer of the popular sports blog Point of the Game. Having worked closely with collegiate athletes, Professor Dobel shares what he saw firsthand as the impact of sports on personal development and cautions against expecting too much from a return of the NBA. You will also hear from your fellow listeners as UW Foster professor Jeff Shulman reads tweets from local Sonics fans. As decisions are being made at the city level that could pave the way for a return of the Sonics, this episode gives a better understanding of how these decisions would affect you and your children.