Work in Sports
Sonics owner undergoes procedure
Posted: Friday April 28, 2000 08:53 PM
SEATTLE (AP) -- Barry Ackerley, owner of the Seattle SuperSonics for 17 seasons, underwent an unspecified cardiac procedure Friday at a Seattle-area hospital, a spokesman said.
Ackerley, 65, had two heart attacks in 1991 and underwent quintuple bypass surgery, spokesman Chad Mizee said.
Ackerley is CEO and chairman of the Ackerley Group, a Seattle-based media and entertainment company that owns 17 television stations, five radio stations and 6,200 billboards throughout the nation.
His condition is not life-threatening, Mizee said, refusing to provide any more information on the procedure.
Ackerley purchased the Sonics from Sam Schulman in October 1983.
He and his wife, Ginger, also have a new WNBA franchise, the Seattle Storm, which begins play next month.