On this date: Ken Behring completes purchase of franchise

Posted Aug 30, 2013

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Aug. 30.

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.