For the second time in three years, the Sacramento Kings will host their regular-season finale with the franchise’s future uncertain. Hours before the Kings tipoff against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night, NBA owners will gather in a New York boardroom to begin deliberating where the team will be located next season.
With owners facing a difficult choice between a move to Seattle or the team staying put in Sacramento, NBA Commissioner David Stern said Wednesday the expected vote in two weeks may be delayed.
The group trying to bring NBA basketball back to Seattle has completed its pitch to NBA owners, and that’s the one the Kings owners want to deal with in the future.
The moment will be seared into the minds of long-suffering Sacramento Kings fans forever. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and Kings owners Joe and Gavin Maloof standing together at center court, holding hands and raising their arms in triumph after both sides agreed to an arena financing plan to keep the NBA team in town for at least another 30 years.
A new report from CBS Sports says two new buyers have emerged with the intent to keep the Phoenix Coyotes in Gelndale, Arizona. The news comes as the NHL prepares to make a decision whether a relocation plan for the franchise should go forward.