Goodbye Sonics

The Sonics are out of here. Good riddance. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

In anticipation of the team’s arrival, Oklahoma City voters last month approved a $121 million sales-tax package to renovate the city’s Ford Center arena and build an NBA practice facility.

The Oklahoma Legislature sweetened the pot for the NBA on Thursday, approving a payroll-tax rebate for the Sonics worth an estimated $60 million over 15 years. The state House approved the measure 67-32 and sent it to Gov. Brad Henry, who swiftly signed it into law.

Good for them. Better for us.