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On this date: Ken Behring, Ken Hofmann complete purchase of Seahawks
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll joined psychologist Angela Duckworth at Seattle University on Thursday for a Seattle Town Hall talk about grit, and unlocking the secret to perseverance (Photos courtesy Chuck Kuo/Seattle University). View
1988: Ken Behring and minority partner Ken Hofmann complete their purchase of the team from the Nordstrom family. The Seahawks would win their first division title in that first season under Behring’s ownership, but post only one winning record (9-7 in 1990) in remaining next eight he owned the franchise.
1999: Fritz Shurmur dies of liver cancer before ever coaching a game as the Seahawks defensive coordinator. Shurmur had come to Seattle in January as part of Mike Holmgren’s staff, but was diagnosed with cancer in June.