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As was mentioned earlier this morning in our Daily Weekly Q&A with Kris "Sonics Guy" Brannon, today is scheduled to be a big day in

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PHOTOS: A Timeline of Sonics Arena Announcements, Votes, Rallies and Parties

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As was mentioned earlier this morning in our Daily Weekly Q&A with Kris "Sonics Guy" Brannon, today is scheduled to be a big day in Seattle's quest to bring NBA basketball back to town. Both the Seattle City Council and the King County Council are expected to finalize an agreement with Chris Hansen that sets the stage for an arena to be built and an NBA team to be acquired - a milestone that many fans have waited a long time to see.

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Since hedge-fund manager Chris Hansen emerged on the scene late last year with his bags full of money, drive to bring NBA basketball back to Seattle, and slightly hung-over appearance, the action has been fast and furious - with a number of key votes, rallies, and parties along the way.

Here's a look back at some of the action.

In February King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn announce the arena proposal.

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In April, Chris Hansen announces he'll foot the bill for a traffic study on in SoDo.

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City of Seattle

In May an agreement with Chris Hansen on the details of an arena plan are announced, sending the plans to the King County Council and Seattle City Council for approval.

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City of Seattle

During the 2012 NBA Finals - which featured Seattle's stolen team, now known as the Oklahoma City Thunder, Jason Reid and Colin Baxter, the Sonicsgate guys, took their message to the masses.

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In June Sonics fans and Sonics legends rallied in Occidental Park.

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Mike Stolp-Smith

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Mike Stolp-Smith

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Mike Stolp-Smith

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Mike Stolp-Smith

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Mike Stolp-Smith

In September, with a tentative arena agreement in place, Chris Hansen bought Seattle a beer at FX McRory's.

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Kyle Houk

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Kyle Houk

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Kyle Houk

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