Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving and the Day After

On behalf of the entire Sonics & Storm organization, I hope everyone out there had a great Thanksgiving.

After Wednesday's practice, Sonics Head Coach P.J. Carlesimo was asked what he's thankful for this time of year.

"A million things," he said. "My family's health. The fact that I'm here coaching in Seattle.

"We all make a very good living doing something we really like to do, so if anybody has reason to be thankful, it's our group - the players and the coaches - for sure."

Tomorrow brings a Sonics tradition - a home game on the Friday after Thanksgiving. It's a great chance to see the lights newly decorating the Seattle Center campus and downtown and then take in a game.

The first one of those I remember attending was a full 11 years ago, when the Sonics beat a Phoenix Suns team that had started the season 0-13 and had just won its first game under new Head Coach Danny Ainge the day before Thanksgiving. Those two teams would end up meeting in a great first-round playoff series. I'm not sure any of that is interesting, but I remember it all (with a little assist from on Phoenix's record) anyway.