The Maloof family is asking NBA owners to approve the sale of the Kings to a Seattle group, saying there is “significant distance between us and the Sacramento group.”
With NBA owners debating whether to approve the franchise’s sale and relocation to Seattle, the ever-faithful fans of the Sacramento Kings pushed the uncertainty aside and rallied during a 112-108 loss in the regular-season finale against the Los Angeles Clippers.
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.
KING 5′s Chris Daniels reports NBA Commissioner David Stern has been quietly maneuvering behind the scenes to propel a Sacramento counter bid to Seattle’s offer to the Sacramento King’s owners.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has announced a new investor to help fill the role vacated by billionaire Ron Burkle in the city’s bid to keep the Kings from moving to Seattle.
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.
Hours before Sacramento officials made their case to the NBA to keep the Kings in town, a citizens’ group filed a “notice of intent” to sue the city to block the proposed downtown arena, according to the Sacramento Bee.
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.
Relocation discussions seem to be more prevalent among players and journalists in post-game interviews following Sacramento Kings games. On Sunday, NBA star Kobe Bryant offered his opinion on the Kings’ possible move to Sacramento.