Oklahoma City Thunder is a professional team of basketball of the NBA based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It is the successor of Seattle SuperSonics and began playing in the Ford Center in the 2008-09 season in the NBA. On December 20th of 1966, the employer of Los Angeles Sam Shulman, along with Eugene V. Klein and a group of minority shareholders, they got a franchise in the league NBA for the city of Seattle.
They called the team the Jetsons because the contract that the city had managed to manufacture the Boeing 2707 , the first supersonic aircraft manufacturing American (ultimately canceled). It was the first professional franchise city in the state of Washington. They started playing in October 1967, coached by Al Bianchi, and counting on the team with the base all star Walt Hazzard and members of the Team of rookies Bob Rule and Al Tucker.
Despite this, his first season in the league was considered a failure at the end with 23 games won and 59 lost. The following season Hazzard was traded to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for future member of the Hall of Famer Lenny Wilkens. This player game reinforced the perimeter of the Sonics, averaging 22.4 points, 8.2 assists and 6.2 rebounds per game in the 1968-69 season. Rule, meanwhile, improved obviously his rookie statistics, getting 24 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. However, the Sonics won only 30 games all season and was replaced by Wilkens Bianchi on the bench at the end of it.