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The top 5 Seattle sports villains: See the lists from 710 ESPN Seattle

Jan 29, 2019, 1:14 PM | Updated: 7:12 pm
Howard Schultz sold the Sonics to Clay Bennett, who moved them to Oklahoma City. (AP)...
Howard Schultz sold the Sonics to Clay Bennett, who moved them to Oklahoma City. (AP)
(AP)

As you may be aware, former Sonics owner Howard Schultz’s announcement that he is considering a run for president has reminded Seattle sports fans of the ire they hold for the man who sold Seattle’s NBA team to an ownership group that would later move the Sonics to Oklahoma City.

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Schultz has long been considered a Seattle sports villain, and it got us at 710 ESPN Seattle thinking about who we all consider the top five villains in Seattle sports history. So we put our own lists together, which as you can see below is quite wide-ranging.

Brock and Salk got things started in the morning with the conversation, which you can listen to throughout their Tuesday show, and it continued later in the day on Bob, Groz and Tom.

See what 710’s lists look like, and then let us know in the comments what your list of Seattle sports villains is.

Brock Huard – Brock & Salk

1. Former Sonics owner Howard Schultz
2. Former UW Huskies football coach Tyrone Willingham
3. Former UW Huskies athletic director Barbara Hedges
4. Former Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik
5. Former Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch

Mike Salk – Brock & Salk

1. Former Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell
2. Former Mariners utility player Chone Figgins
3. Jack Z
4. Former Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable
5. Current WSU men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent/former WSU football coach Paul Wulff

Dave “The Groz” Grosby – Bob, Groz & Tom

1. Howard Schultz
2. Former Mariners shortstop Alex Rodriguez
3. Former Utah Jazz forward Karl Malone
4. Former San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh
5. Former Denver Broncos QB John Elway

Bob Stelton – Bob, Groz & Tom

1. Howard Schultz
2. Jim Harbaugh
3. Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun
4. Former Utah Jazz duo of Karl Malone and John Stockton (They’re one evil entity)
5. Former Seahawks owner Ken Behring

Tom Wassell – Bob, Groz & Tom

1. Former Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman
2. People who defended former Mariners outfielder Seth Smith
3. Seattle City Council
4. Super Bowl XL referee Bill Leavy
5. The Mariners’ trident logo

Danny O’Neil – Danny, Dave & Moore

1. Howard Schultz
2. Former NBA commissioner David Stern
3. Bill Leavy
4. Former Mariners relief pitcher Bobby Ayala
5. Former Sonics center Jim McIlvaine

Curtis Rogers – Seattle Sports at Night

1. Howard Schultz
2. Bobby Ayala
3. Bill Leavy
4. Jim Harbaugh
5. Former New York Yankees outfielder Paul O’Neill

James “Boy Howdy” Osborn – 710 ESPN Seattle

1. Howard Schultz
2. Tyrone Willingham
3. Former Mariners general manager Bill Bavasi
4. Former UW Huskies guard Tony Wroten
5. Former Mariners outfielder Leonys Martin

Lydia Cruz – The Blitz at 6

1. Howard Schultz
2. Former UW Huskies football coach Rick Neuheisel
3. Jack Z
4. Former Seahawks owner Ken Behring
5. Brian “The Boz” Bosworth (A “villain” I actually love)
Honorable mention: Seattle Mariners teal

Stacy Rost – 710Sports.com

1. Howard Schultz (and former Sonics owner/current Oklahoma City Thunder owner Clay Bennett)
2. Alex Rodriguez
3. Ken Behring
4. New England Patriots QB Tom Brady
5. Bill Leavy

Brent Stecker – 710Sports.com

1. The 1990s Phoenix Suns – specifically Dan Majerle and Kevin Johnson
2. Former Mariners first baseman Richie Sexson
3. David Stern
4. Former Denver Nuggets center Dikembe Mutumbo
5. Attempted Seattle NBA owner Chris Hansen (For tricking people into thinking the NBA wants anything to do with him after he tried to steal the Sacramento Kings)

Kyle Brown – Brock & Salk producer

1. Howard Schultz
2. David Stern
3. The Mariners front office (under previous ownership)
4. Darrell Bevell
5. Ken Behring

Taylor Jacobs – 710 ESPN Seattle

1. Howard Schultz
2. Clay Bennett
3. Paul Wulff
4. Chone Figgins
5. Bill Bavasi

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The top 5 Seattle sports villains: See the lists from 710 ESPN Seattle