With the clock clicking down, Sacramento city officials took their last shot at keeping the NBA Kings in California’s capital by approving a public-private deal to build a new 18,500-seat arena and retail center downtown.
Sacramento Kings fans came out in full force Sunday with a surge of excitement on the heels of the mayor’s big announcement of a new arena deal.
Investor Chris Hansen is reportedly moving forward with ticket plans for an NBA franchise in Seattle next season by asking for people to sign up for a “Priority Ticket Waitlist” — a system organizing potential Sonics season ticket holders, according to sonicsarena.com.
Mayor Kevin Johnson may be the face of the effort to save the Kings, but Sacramento’s city manager is the man in charge of putting the dollars together for any arena deal. John Shirey is now pushing up the timetable to get an arena deal done to March 23.
Last month we told you about how former Seattle Sonics big man Robert Swift was refusing to leave his foreclosed home. Today, we’re told the Sonics’ 2004 first-round pick has finally vacated the property, but left quite a mess.
According to a report from The Sacramento Bee, the trustee overseeing the bankruptcy auction of a seven percent stake in the Sacramento Kings might make the sale happen sooner than anticipated.
According to CBS Sacramento, the NBA-endorsed arena financing plan the Maloofs walked away from last year is getting a new look with a new location, and possibly new landlords.
A Washington state judge rejected a union lawsuit Friday which aimed to block a deal for new Seattle basketball arena.
Former Seattle Sonics’ first-round pick Robert Swift is reportedly refusing to vacate an Eastside house he lost to foreclosure.
Questions are mounting at Sacramento’s city hall about how much the city could spend on a new downtown arena plan as a possible Kings investment group reportedly asked for more public funding.
Photos from game four of the 2015 NBA Finals
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