50 years ago today, the Sonics played their first game. Here’s a look back.

Illustration by Rich Boudet from 1967 SuperSonics team photo. (For what it’s worth, the frame is from an MCT photo in MediaGrid).

The original credit reads:
TEAM PHOTO: 1967-68 Seattle SuperSonics (Inaugural Sonics team) with Bob Weiss.
FRONT ROW (from left): Business manager Dick Vertlieb, trainer Jack Curran, head coach Al Bianchi, general manager Don Richman
 BACK ROW (from left): Walt Hazzard, Bob Weiss, Tom Meschery, George Wilson, Dorie Murrey, Henry Akin, Bob Rule, Bud Olsen, Al Tucker, Tommy Kron, Plummer Lott, and Rod Thorn.

Now a relic of Seattle sports history, still awaiting a second life, the Sonics are all but a memory. Here's a look back at the day the team got took the hardwood for the first time.

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