Editorial: Yakama Nation shocks community

"When you have a team that wins five championships in 13 years, including two in the past three years, and attendance at games is consistently the best in the Continental Basketball League, you have to wonder what it takes to make it a successful business enterprise.

That must have been on the collective mind of a shocked community when the Yakama Nation -- owners of the Yakama Sun Kings for the past three seasons -- announced Thursday they had pulled the plug and shut down operations.

But this team has been down and almost out before, so we hold out hope that it won't just fade away this time, either.

Are there any options for keeping the popular franchise in town?"

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Editorial: Are there options for keeping Sun Kings? (The Yakima Herald-Republic 4/13)

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