S2 Ep. 6: Sonics, Detlef Schrempf, & Seattle Residents in Need by Seattle Growth Podcast published on 2017-03-14T00:15:27Z Though Seattle’s economy has grown dramatically, there are still many residents in need. This episode explores what a return of the Sonics could mean to the less fortunate residents of Seattle. To explore this question, this episode gives you an inside look into the work of one of Seattle’s star athletes. While any basketball fan in the mid-90s recognizes the contributions Detlef Schrempf made on the court, this episode gives unique insights into the lives he changed off the court. Recognized as a 3-time NBA All-star, the first german born player to lead a team to the NBA finals, and the player of choice for video game fans who played NBA jam, Detlef Schrempf left an indelible mark as a player for the Sonics. As a citizen in our community, his reach extends well beyond basketball enthusiasts. The episode features in-depth interviews with: Detlef Schrempf: Three-time NBA All-Star and two time Sixth Man of the Year. Nicole Morrison: Executive Director of the Detlef Schrempf Foundation Lauren Henry: A beneficiary of Detlef Schrempf’s contributions to Rise N’ Shine. You will learn what Detlef Schrempf has accomplished with his foundation and what motivated him to make the contributions here in Seattle. 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 the interwoven fabric of people who call Seattle home.