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.
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.
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.
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.
The effort to keep the Sacramento Kings from moving to Seattle got a boost from a Silicon Valley software tycoon who stepped forward as lead investor.
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.
Despite having their lawsuit rejected last month, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union isn’t giving up on their effort to block the construction of a arena in the SODO neighborhood.