Two NBA teams in Northern California will be closely watching the final days of this year’s legislative session, when state lawmakers will consider measures that would aid construction of new arenas for the franchises.
California’s campaign watchdog agency says Seattle billionaire Chris Hansen is behind a secretive effort to block Sacramento’s attempt to build a new downtown arena for the city’s professional basketball team.
A lease agreement between a prospective owner of the Phoenix Coyotes and the City of Glendale is still in doubt with a vote less than a week away.
It’s Thursday — and that means Sportspress Northwest’s Art Thiel is in-house to talk Seattle sports.
The NHL is reportedly nearing an agreement with a potential ownership to sell the Phoenix Coyotes, according to cbssports.com.
Investor Chris Hansen has vowed to “move forward with the transaction” he has with the Maloof family to buy the Kings and move the team toSeattle despite a unanimous recommendation from the NBA’s relocation committee for owners to reject the bid.
A committee of NBA owners voted unanimously Monday to deny the application of the Sacramento Kings to move to Seattle.
Proposed changes to California environmental protection law unveiled Wednesday could help Sacramento’s effort to keep its professional basketball team, according to the leader of the state Senate.
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.”
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn says a tentative deal has been reached to ready KeyArena for the NBA’s return.