"Really, the Seattle situation is a microcosm of the health of the NBA's economy overall," Brown said. "We just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, and we were the ones who had to be kind of the martyrs, if you will, for fans, to show that this business model is screwed up. And it's really unfortunate that that perfect storm happened here. And next year, they're going to figure it all out. They're going to reduce player salaries, whatever. They're going to make it better on smaller markets. It's going to get fixed. But we were the casualty of all that."