This season of Seattle Growth Podcast has focused on bringing together diverse perspectives on how Seattle will emerge from these challenging times. Professor Jeff Shulman continues to share stories of personal and professional adaptations to the pandemic.
This week’s episode has a Supersonics theme. You will hear from NBA champion and former GM & CEO of the Seattle Supersonics, Wally Walker. Walker gives an update on his investment group’s quest to bring an NBA franchise to a SODO arena and shares his perspective on whether the pandemic makes it more or less likely that Seattle gets an NBA franchise.
You will also hear from longtime Seattle Growth Podcast listener and Sonics super fan, Josh Shea. Shea and his dog Payton were decked out in Sonics gear for the interview on the outdoor deck. Shea shares the changes he is seeing in his South Lake Union neighborhood and has a plea for the listeners. To learn more about the SODO arena effort mentioned by Shea and led by Walker, Chris Hansen, Erik and Pete Nodstrom, and Russell Wilson, visit www.sonicsarena.com.
Both guests share their outlook for the future of Seattle and answer Seattle trivia questions. Combined, these interviews share some positive aspects of life during a pandemic, offer distinct perspectives on the changes in Seattle, and paint a picture of what the future may hold for the city.
Are you a product manager? Seattle Growth Podcast host Jeff Shulman is building a community of current and aspiring product managers at UW Foster School of Business. Join the Foster the Product community on LinkedIn and attend events the first Thursday of every month. Both are open to the public.