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Now that the Kings are staying in Sacramento, the Bee was able to reveal some of the information hiding behind the various smokescreens of the Sacramento-Seattle saga.
The Maloof Family closed escrow on a deal to sell the Kings to Vivek Ranadivé today. The deal is based on an NBA record franchise valuation of $534 million.
Let the new era begin!
It's time to celebrate!
Embarking on the new era of the Sacramento Kings together.
There was a clause in the Maloofs' deal with Chris Hansen that made the two payouts to the family similar.
KJ has called a 10 a.m. press conference.
Sacramento's dawn wouldn't have happened without a spark.
This story is one of a city coming together to fight for itself.
The Sacramento Bee has broken the news that the Maloofs have agreed to sell their majority share of the team to the Sacramento group led by Vivek Ranadivé for $535 million. The official announcement will come tomorrow.
The next owner of the Sacramento Kings expects to reach a deal in the next few days. Lawyers for the two sides exchanged documents on Wednesday.
The threat of the Kings leaving for Seattle is seemingly over as the NBA Board of Governors voted down the proposed relocation to Seattle by a 22 to 8 margin.
How we hope this is the final BOG open thread we ever need.
Are Hansen and Ballmer seeing the light of the Maloofian sun?
George Maloof gives one of his longest interviews in the past year to Bryan May, and two anti-arena groups reveal their plans to try to stop the development of a downtown Entertainment and Sports Complex.
The Bee's Ryan Lillis went on the Carmichael Dave Show today and introduced a fascinating bit of news, straight from an NBA memo...
Ballmer has slowly taken control of Seattle's messaging and strategy, according to Aaron Bruski. That's probably not good for anyone.
Despite recent efforts by the Hansen-Ballmer group to sweeten their offer, the NBA's relocation committee stood by their original recommendation to keep the Kings in Sacramento.
If the NBA rejects Seattle's pleas, the Maloofs have not ruled out selling the Kings to Vivek Ranadive.
A day after the Seattle group led by Chris Hansen raised their bid in a last second attempt to change the NBA's mind on approving the sale, the Maloofs reportedly play their own cards.
The argument is that the Kings going for a higher price raises all boats in the NBA. But there's a different consideration to make for some owners.
The Seattle Group makes a big play leading up to the Board of Governors Meeting on May 15th.
Micky Arison, the owner of the Heat and CEO of Carnival Cruises, engaged with a Seattle fan through Twitter Direct Messages, apparently. And Arison defended his vote in favor of keeping the Kings in Sacramento.
The Sacramento Bee is reporting that the Sacramento group led by Vivek Ranadivé is being encouraged by the NBA to place the full $341 million into escrow in order to persuade the Maloof family to sign a deal with them.
Some in Seattle are trumping up the fact that while the relocation committee voted 7-0 to reject a Kings move, the NBA finance committee did not vote on Chris Hansen's purchase. But there's a twist.
A new report by the Sports Business Journals details the substantial lengths the potential Sacramento Kings ownership group has gone to in order to prevent the Kings from moving to Seattle.
As was expected based on reports earlier this week, Vivek Ranadivé and his partners have put 50% of the purchase price of the Kings into escrow, according to The Bee's Dale Kasler.
One of the lingering threats to the Sacramento arena plan is that of a voter referendum. It's an expensive proposition for opponents.
Reuters reports that Seattle may take a page out of Oklahoma City's playbook in their continued fight for the Kings.
Sacramento's investor group is hoping to present a finalized deal to the NBA Board of Governors when they convene on May 15th, but there are still many uncertainties ahead.
An interesting note on Hansen's movements.
Chris Hansen and pals intend to press their case to the full NBA Board of Governors.
David Aldridge of NBA.com reports that legal action from Chris Hansen has never been on the table.
David Stern said on Monday that the NBA Board of Governors will get together in two weeks to formally vote on the future of the Sacramento Kings.
The NBA relocation committee voted to reject the application to move the Kings to Seattle. Now how does the NBA extract the Maloofs from the league and get the franchise into the hands of Vivek Ranadive?
After months of worry and angst, the saga is coming to an end as owners reject relocation once more.
If the NBA relocation/finance supercommittee makes a recommendation on the fate of the Sacramento Kings on Monday, we should know. And chances are it will determine where the Kings will play next season.
Just because the NBA rejects Seattle doesn't mean a deal with Sacramento is necessarily done.
The fate of the Sacramento Kings could very well be decided by 12 owners on a conference call on Monday.
A Northern California sports talk radio host reports via sources that expansion is on the table.
The Sacramento Bee has posted six new renderings of the proposed Downtown Arena done by AECOM.
Ailene Voisin reports, among other things, that staff for the Sacramento Kings have been told to plan for season tickets and promotions while the fate of the franchise is decided.
Kevin Johnson does not represent or advocate on behalf of Seattle. He owes them literally nothing. So please stop suggesting otherwise.
In which we take exception to accusations of not reporting bad news.
Ken Berger talked to unnamed owners about the fate of the Sacramento Kings. One calls it a 50-50 proposition.
The Maloofs' war on good PR continues.
The two day Board of Governors meetings concluded today and while the Sacramento Kings were a topic of discussion, an answer on the future of the Kings still appears to be a while away. Also, despite a letter by the Maloofs urging NBA approval of their deal with Seattle, it was reiterated that this is in the NBA's hands now.
As the first day of full meetings for the NBA Board of Governors wrap up, the Bee reports that the Maloof Family continues to prefer Seattle's offer for the Kings.
The Seattle native makes a strong case for keeping the team in Sacramento.
The NBA super-committee in charge of deciding whether or not the Sacramento Kings should be sold and relocated to Seattle or not held a meeting today before the end of season Board of Governor's meetings. Both Peter Holt and David Stern said after the meeting that a vote was not close.
Carmichael Dave and his crew are traveling the country in a large smelly RV. They're calling it the Playing to Win Tour, and they've tried they're hardest to give all of us in Sacramento a glimpse of their life on the road. This is their 6th episode.
Don't panic! The NBA delayed its vote on the Kings' future ... because of procedure outlined in its bylaws.
We're all going to read into the NBA's announcement a vote on the future of the Kings won't be held this week based on what our psyches want or fear. So let's just put it all out there.
The fate of the Kings will not be decided this week, as the NBA confirmed to The Bee's Dale Kasler that there will be no vote at this week's Board of Governors meeting.
The Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau will run this 30-second spot on our city's fight in Times Square this week as the Board of Governors decides the fate of the Kings.
The Sacramento Bee reports that two more investors have joined Sacramento's group: Naren Gupta and Andy Miller. The Bee also details Vivek Ranadivé's plans to make the Sacramento Kings a global brand.
In his latest piece for NBA.com, David Aldridge has a rundown of what he believes the three most important factors will be in the decision on whether or not to let the Sacramento Kings be sold to the Hansen-Ballmer group.
I would venture to say that what happens this week is a complete and total mystery.
Chris Hansen upped his bid for the Kings. Sacramento didn't flinch.
A recent article by SI's Ian Thomsen lays out the case the Seattle group made against Sacramento in their presentation last week. Aykis lays out Sacramento's defense.
Has a city ever had to do as much as Sacramento is being asked to keep an NBA team?
The Bee's Tony Bizjak reports that the Hansen-Ballmer is contemplating increasing their bid for the Sacramento Kings by $25 million after the Sacramento group led by Vivek Ranadivé indicated they would match Seattle's offer. Chris Hansen later confirms he has increased the bid.
In a change in strategy, Sam Amick reports that Sacramento will not match Chris Hansen's bid on Bob Cook's 7% minority ownership. Since the minority share sale will still require BOG approval, it is not viewed as critical by Kevin Johnson and crew.
The Sacramento Bee reports that former Facebook executive Chris Kelly has joined Sacramento's group. Mayor Johnson, Vivek Ranadive and Kelly himself all confirmed the report on Twitter.
Ailene Voisin has another bombshell: the Maloofs want the Kings issue resolved so they can buy a National Hockey League or Major League Baseball team.
In his latest piece for USA Today, Sam Amick writes that Sacramento is expected to fully match Seattle's offer for the Kings. He also sheds some light on why the Maloof Family has set a deadline and whether or not Seattle can up their bid should Sacramento match.
Sports Business Daily reports that the NBA has requested Vivek Ranadivé's group to refund the $30 million down payment made by Chris Hansen's group if the Kings stay in Sacramento.
Chris Daniels reports that Sacramento and Seattle each have proponents at the league, and that the final showdown has pitted David Stern against NBA owners.
The Bee's Tony Bizjak reports that the Maloof Family is giving Sacramento a deadline of 5 P.M. on Friday to submit an offer that is equal to Seattle's in order to be considered should the NBA deny their sale to Seattle.
In the first definitive statement about Sacramento's counter-bid to keep the Kings, CA State Sen. Darrell Steinberg says that Sacramento has matched Seattle's offer dollar-for-dollar. However, he later backtracked saying it was merely "fully competitive".
Following yesterday's departure of Ron Burkle, local developer Mark Friedman has joined Sacramento's bid to keep the Kings and build a new arena in downtown Sacramento. Friedman calls his commitment "substantial".
The Board of Governors may vote on the sale and relocation of the Kings at its meeting next week after all.
Monday was a weird day as Ron Burkle stepped aside in Sacramento's bid to keep the Kings. Then the Jacobs family stepped up. Like I said, weird day.
A report today indicates that Ron Burkle has decided to focus solely on development around arena while another report indicates that the Sacramento group is planning to be much less leveraged than Seattle.
Carmichael Dave is traveling throughout the country on his Playing to Win Tour. Today he and his team released their fourth video from the tour.
While the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors has not formally approved its contribution to the downtown arena, a report suggests it won't be a problem.
On what it means to say "I'm from Sacramento."
A state judge has ruled sections of AB900 to be unconstitutional. AB900 is the state legislation that allowed projects like the proposed Kings arena to have an expedited environmental review. We attempt to understand what the ruling means for Sacramento's bid to keep the team.
Three months ago, all we could ask for was a comprehensive review and time. We're getting just that.
Delegations from both Seattle and Sacramento made presentations to the NBA today in New York. Little was revealed in the press conferences afterwards, but it's clear that the central issue has now become both cities arena deals.
Talk about any ongoing reports from the NBA committee meeting here. The meeting begins at 6:30 a.m. PT.
Bob Cook's 7 percent stake in the Kings tied up in bankruptcy court will remain in Sacramento's hands.
We've gotten a few details about the Wednesday meeting of the NBA Board of Governors' supercommittee meeting.
Carmichael Dave is traveling throughout the country on his Playing to Win Tour. Today he and his team released their third video from the tour.
In a rollicking piece on the Kings fight, CBS Sports' Ken Berger reports that current minority owners will match Chris Hansen's bid for Bob Cook's 7 percent of the team.
Should the NBA approve the sale and relocation of the Kings, it will likely be the final chapter of professional basketball in California's capital. The same would not be true for Seattle should the Kings stay.
The L.A. Times' George Skelton is one of the deans of the Capitol bureau. He had a partial season ticket to the Kings ... until the arena fell into disrepair. Thanks, Maloofs!
Meet the members of the supercommittee that could very well decide the fate of the Sacramento Kings this week.
Carmichael Dave is traveling throughout the country on his Playing to Win Tour. Today he and his team released their second video from the tour.
In the homestretch we're kicking it up a notch with one spot to find all of our photos and videos from the Here We Stay movement. Post your stuff!
How important is Vivek Ranadivé's Indian heritage and desire to expand the sport there?
There is a brewing sentiment that Sacramentans actually oppose arena subsidies. It's unsubstantiated.
In preparation of the city's April 3rd presentation to the NBA, Mayor Kevin Johnson has unveiled his list of Corporate Sponsors who he says have pledged $50 million over five years. The Mayor also has set a goal of trying to get 10,000 season ticket pledges via HereWeBuy.org.
News10's Nick Monacelli reports that Bob Cook's bankruptcy lawyers have wrapped up negotiations with Seattle's Chris Hansen to sell his 7% of the team for $15.1 million.
Tuesday was a historic night in Sacramento, and not just because Sacramento's City Council voted 7-2 in favor of the proposed arena term sheet. And, it wasn't just because Sacramento's City Council voted overwhelmingly in favor of progress. And, not just because Sacramento's City Council took a giant step towards becoming a world class city. Tuesday was a historic night in Sacramento, because they did all of those things…AGAIN.
ESPN's Marc Stein reports that Sacramento's bid to keep the Kings is gaining momentum.
The Sacramento City Council voted today in favor of approving a term sheet for a new downtown arena. Council members McCarty and Fong were the only no votes.
Carmichael Dave is traveling throughout the country on his Playing to Win Tour. Today he and his team released their first video from the tour.
In his first interview with the Sacramento media, Vivek Ranadivé talks about the opportunity to become the majority owner of Sacramento Kings and to turn the Kings into a global brand.
Here We Stay would like you to attend the city council meeting tomorrow and also let your city council member know how you feel about having new entertainment and sports complex.
Following the news of Vivek Ranadivé joining Sacramento's investor's group, Paul Jacobs, the CEO of San Diego based Qualcomm, has joined the bid to keep the Kings in Sacramento.
Steve Hansen represents downtown on the City Council. There are so many reasons for him to support this deal.
The Sacramento Kings take on the Philadelphia 76ers Sunday at 6 p.m. Be there and BE LOUD.
The best way to help Sacramento right now is to focus on Sacramento.
A quick comparison of the two deals to build a new entertainment and sports complex in downtown Sacramento.
Mayor Kevin Johnson tweeted today that an agreement has been reached between the city of Sacramento and the Burkle/Mastrov/Ranadivé group on an arena term sheet. The arena will cost $448 million with the city putting in $258 million and the private investors contribution $190 million.
There is a real lack of opposition to the Sacramento Kings arena plan.
Here We Buy Night 2 is Sunday, so get prepared and print out your chant flyers.
More on Vivek Ranadivé, possibly the future Greatest Owner of All Time.
It's disappointing that the term sheet wasn't released on Thursday. But it's not that big a deal so long as it gets done fairly soon.
Sacramento has landed another proverbial whale as Golden State Warriors minority owner Vivek Ranadivé has agreed to join forces with Mark Mastrov and Ron Burkle in a bid to buy the Sacramento Kings.
The next six days are going to be an epic sprint for Sacramento Kings fans.
Friend of StR Carmichael Dave is undertaking a massive, slick project.
You can be optimistic about Sacramento chances to keep the Kings. You can be pessimistic. It's okay.
This is not the NCAA Tournament selection process or a boxing match. The NBA Board of Governors is not going to decide between saving the Sacramento Kings and reintroducing the Seattle SuperSonics based on points.
The city will (hopefully) unveil its term sheet with Mark Mastrov and Ron Burkle on Thursday, then hold three public workshops on the plan before the City Council votes on March 26.
John Kehriotis, who intends to buy the Kings and build an arena in Natomas at no or low cost to the public, says he's still working on his bid.
City manager John Shirey updated the Sacramento City Council on Kings arena progress on Tuesday.
The city of Sacramento is looking for fan input on design of the proposed new downtown arena.
David Stern stated in a press conference that there is a substantial variance between Sacramento's bid and Seattle's, and that the Sacramento bid must improve to be considered by the Board of Governors. However, Stern did add that there's still time for Sacramento to close the gap.
As the Sacramento/Seattle saga heads down the stretch, efforts are mounting up in both cities to push forward on new arenas.
According to The Bee, Sacramento city officials expect to bring the term sheet with Ron Burkle on a new downtown arena back to the Council in early April.
David Aldridge of NBA.com has a new take on the Sacramento situation that says while Kevin Johnson has greatly increased the chances of the Kings remaining in Sacramento, ultimately it will be up to the Maloofs to decide who they will sell their team to.
If Mark Mastrov's bid to buy the Sacramento Kings is successful, what will he bring to the franchise as owner?
Sacramentans have always believed in their city and its people. The reckoning comes when the rest of the world comes to terms with what this city truly can become.
The man who will lead the way on developing a new arena in downtown Sacramento spoke with the NBA commissioner just before the mayor's speech.
Reports following Kevin Johnson's State of the City address said that while Ron Burkle is taking the lead on the arena project, he will also contribute to the bid for the team.
The Mayor revealed his "whales" today as Mark Mastrov and Ron Burkle. He also said an arena would be built at the Downtown Plaza site and that the Sacramento corporate community has pledged over $50 million in sponsorships at a new arena.
We're on Whale Watch.
The investors lined up in a bid to keep the Kings in Sacramento will reportedly be announced on Thursday.
The Bee wrote on John Kehriotis' offer to buy the Kings, which is being framed as a back-up in case Seattle falls through.
A new report from David Baumann of SportsTalk Florida offers information from a league source that says the Kings future in Sacramento is now "Sacramento's to lose". The source also says that KJ's bid is in the ballpark of $580 million and that Chris Hansen did NOT deliver the $30 million down payment to the Maloofs.
The Sacramento City Council on Tuesday approved preliminary negotiations with potential investors looking to buy the Kings and build an arena downtown.
In preparation for Tuesday's City Council meeting in which the Council will be asked to authorize formal negotiations with an investment partner for a new arena, the City Manager's office has released a staff report detailing the process.
The Bee reports that City Manager John Shirey will ask for approval from City Council on Tuesday to begin formal negotiations on a new Downtown Arena with a large equity investment group.
A union lawsuit against the city of Seattle and King County was thrown out on Friday because a judge was convinced there is not technically an arena deal in place in the Emerald City.
Reports out of Seattle indicate that the lawsuit filed by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union could be ruled on today. The city, county and the Hansen group are seeking for the suit to be dismissed.
Tuesday's vote was largely symbolic, but it shows that support for a public subsidy for a new downtown arena is still there.
Seattle TV reporter asked for feedback on a Sacramento Press article on the city's debt. This is that feedback.
Seattle could very well win the battle over the Sacramento Kings. I hope they don't, but I won't be angry at the city's fans if it happens.
Kevin Johnson held a press conference Saturday night. He continued to press that Sacramento has a strong case and said he doesn't believe NBA owners want any team to move if it can be avoided.
David Stern commented on the Kings' situation during his press conference on All-Star Saturday. There wasn't much if anything new ... but some positive commentary.
Kevin Johnson met with multiple unnamed NBA executives on Friday. Talks are called positive. We know little else.
The tea leaf reading has commenced. After saying that expansion won't be the solution in the Sacramento-Seattle, David Stern told reporters it will be a "very difficult" decision for the Board of Governors if Sacramento produces an offer.
David Stern made some interesting comments to reporters Thursday, including comments on Sacramento, Seattle, and expansion.
Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson held a press conference today to update the status of Sacramento's bid to keep the Kings. While no whales were announced, KJ did unveil a plan to seek corporate sponsors to demonstrate Sacramento's support.
Dale Kasler of the Bee reports that the Maloofs have sent over records of their sale to Hansen-Ballmer to the Bankrupty Trustee overseeing the 7% of the team up for auction.
David Stern came out and confirmed how the NBA Board of Governors will determine whether to approve the sale and relocation of the Kings. And it gives Sacramento the best chance possible.
In a completely expected move, the Hansen-Ballmer group that has a pending sale agreement for the Sacramento Kings has officially filed for relocation to Seattle.
Here We Buy Night is Saturday. Do you have tickets yet? If you're going, here are the chant flyers to spread around.
A land deal in Henderson, Nev., has imploded. Court documents show that the Maloofs -- who were negotiating a move or sale of the team to the Las Vegas suburb -- may be the reason.
The Sacramento City Council discussed progress on developing a pitch to keep the Kings in town at its Tuesday meeting.
Aaron Bruski and James Ham release language from two controlling documents in the Sacramento Kings partnership. Doubts about the right of first refusal for minority owners are all but erased.
How to buy tickets for Kings fans wanting to attend Here We Buy Night or donate tickets to young fans.
The fight is nearly over. Let's finish strong.
The city manager has rehired an arena consultant and begun work to prepare a feasibility study on a new Kings arena at the Downtown Plaza site.
The committee that will review the sale of the Sacramento Kings to Chris Hansen includes 10 NBA owners. Four are from small markets.
The trustee handling Bob Cook's bankruptcy, which includes a 7 percent stake in the Sacramento Kings, has asked a judge to expand the contract law firm working on behalf of him to include potential claims related to the proposed sale of the team.
The Bee reports that the NBA finance committee will begin vetting the Sacramento plan to keep the Kings before Kevin Johnson's April presentation.
Tuesday brought potential delays in the bankruptcy case of Bob Cook's 7 percent of the Sacramento Kings franchise. That could be a blessing ... or not.
Ryan Lillis reports that the 24 Hour Fitness founder met with the 21 local investors who have pledged $1 million each to the Kings today in Sacramento.
If the sale of the Kings is consummated and the team moves to Seattle, there are concerns that Chris Hansen will default on the $64 million loan to the city and simply forfeit a stake in the team and Sleep Train Arena.
USA Today's Sam Amick reports that prospective Kings equity partner Ron Burkle met Thursday with NBA Commissioner David Stern. Burkle has been widely reported to have interest in the Kings since 2011.
A sports law expert has seen a minority partner's contract with the Maloofs and confirms that there is a "right to match" clause. Anyone know a lawyer?
The Sacramento Bee reports that Bob Cook, former minority owner of the Kings, has brokered a meeting for Mayor Kevin Johnson with Larry Ellison, the third richest man in the United States.
The Sacramento Bee reports on a possible snag in the deal between the Maloof Family and the Hansen-Ballmer group. A Bankruptcy Attorney overseeing Robert Cook's 7% share claims that a first right of refusal exists in the partnership agreement.
A number of writers from outside of Sacramento have Hot Sports Takes on the fate of our Kings. Line 'em up, Charlie.
The city doesn't have a copy of Chris Hansen's Kings purchase agreement. They should.
The big partners were not revealed today, although the mayor says that there has been "considerable progress" on that front and that he hopes to reveal them next week.
A day after revealing 19 local investors, Mayor Johnson has called another press conference, this time to discuss the "whale".
For anyone who missed Kevin Johnson's press conference on Tuesday, here's the amazing Phil Oates in all of his glory. Thanks to Fippin for passing it along.
Someone put together a great video illustration of Sacramento's attendance vs Seattle's year over year from 1985 to 2008. There are a lot of things you could say about Sacramento, but no one can accuse us of not supporting our team. How do we stack up against the great Emerald City? Check out the video.
Sam Amick reports that Ron Burkle and Mark Mastrov may join forces as the large equity partners the city of Sacramento has been looking for to finance a bid for the Kings and a new arena.
Mayor Kevin Johnson held a press conference in which he unveiled 19 local investors who would partner with a large equity "whale" to try to keep the Kings in Sacramento. The 19 investors have each pledged $1 million.
California Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg makes the fight political by targeting Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in a letter to the California Department of General Services.
Mayor Kevin Johnson is holding a press conference at 2 p.m. at Sacramento City Hall. Reportedly on the docket: an announcement of local investors in a potential purchase of the Sacramento Kings.
TNT discussed the Seattle news Monday night. Chris Webber, Kenny Smith and Shaq all stood by Sacramento.
You guys have it all wrong: the Maloofs are awesome at what they do!
Chris Hansen put a non-refundable $30 million deposit down on the Sacramento Kings, according to reports. Was that meant to be a chilling factor on further Sacramento efforts to keep the Kings?
Gavin Maloof has finally spoken about the sale of the Sacramento Kings.
The NBA confirms it has received a sale agreement from the Maloofs and Chris Hansen.
After news of the Sacramento Kings sale to the Seattle group broke (again), Kevin Johnson tweeted out words of encouragement.
Various reports are confirming that the Maloofs have agreed to terms with the Seattle-based Hansen-Ballmer group to sell the Sacramento Kings. Details are still emerging.
One of the items that will likely need to go back up for a vote is Sacramento's involvement in a potential Kings arena deal. There shouldn't be any problems at the City Council.
Jeff Dorso of Think Big Sacramento told The Bee that the local investors who will part of the city's pitch to keep the Kings will be unveiled next week.
In a press conference in London, NBA commissioner David Stern speaks a little bit about the Sacramento situation.
In 2009, five journalists and filmmakers in Seattle got together to make Sonicsgate: Requiem for a Team, a documentary film that told the story of how the SuperSonics left Seattle. In 2013, the producers got together and tried to "New Dad" Sacramento Kings fans. Naw.
Tim Leiweke, the head of mammoth arena operator AEG, confirms his firm is still engaged on a potential downtown Sacramento arena deal if it will keep the Kings from moving.
Prior to Kevin Johnson addressing the media Tuesday morning, Sam Amick published an informative look at Kevin Johnson gearing up for another fight and the seemingly logic-defying confidence in Sacramento.
At the State Of Downtown Breakfast, Kevin Johnson addressed the media and the current state of Sacramento's efforts to keep the Kings. The biggest news was the confirmation that Sacramento will be allowed present to the NBA's Board of Governors.
We're going to fill up Sleep Train Arena on February 9, and we need your help. Let's do it for Sacramento.
Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the details of the Kings proposed sale to the Seattle-based Hansen-Ballmer group have been revealed to the NBA relocation committee in a call last week.
David Aldridge reports that it appears that the Kings are headed to Seattle despite Sacramento's best efforts. To David Aldridge I say, you haven't seen Sacramento's best efforts yet.
Details on a proposed new Sacramento Kings arena on K Street are coming out.
Scott Howard-Cooper reports that there are strong indications that a handshake deal between the Maloofs and Seattle's group has not happened and further that the Maloofs have not stopped talking to other potential buyers.
Carmichael Dave reports that Gavin Maloof is clearing out his home in Sacramento.
The Sacramento Bee reports that a group that includes the recent buyers of the Downtown Plaza wants to buy the team and build a $400 million arena on the site.
Ric Bucher (I know, I know) reports that the Maloofs want to retain a management voice in any deal to sell the Kings, and will try to resurrect the Anaheim deal if it doesn't happen.
In an interview with USA Today, Mayor Kevin Johnson says that he is going to request to speak with the NBA Board of Governors and has rounded up local and outside money for a competitive offer in the $425 to $450 million range.
Ken Berger of CBS Sports reports that Mark Mastrov, the founder of 24-Hour Fitness, is interested in buying the Sacramento Kings and more importantly, keeping them in Sacramento. League sources say he has made a formal offer.
Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area NBA analyst Matt Steinmetz is reporting that the sale to Seattle is complete. We'll treat these details with a healthy dose of skepticism for now.
The Bee reports that the Maloofs and the Seattle group haven't spoken in weeks.
A small collection of USA Today Sports photos of fan signs from Kings vs. Mavericks.
Charles Barkley blasts the Maloofs on Inside The NBA and says that David Stern should force the family to sell the Kings.
USAToday's Jeff Zillgitt provided some quotes from David Stern about the Sacramento-Seattle situation today.
The Seattle Times reports that one hang-up in a potential Kings to Seattle deal is the fact that the Maloofs want to have a say in how the team is run.
News10 got a hold of George Maloof who said that a deal to sell the team to the Hansen/Ballmer group is not close.
We will not stop fighting until the Kings are in Sacramento permanently.
What do you know? Greg Van Dusen said he has meetings scheduled with Maloof Sports officials on his plan to renovate Sleep Train Arena without public funds.
Just how much do the Maloofs owe various parties?
The Bee is sticking with its reports that the news of the Kings' sale is premature.
Mayor Kevin Johnson held a press conference today amid swirling rumors of the Maloofs selling the Sacramento Kings to the Seattle based Hansen-Ballmer group. Johnson noted that it was a "significant day" and that Sacramento would do its part to come up with its own ownership group to try to keep the team here.
Use this thread to discuss Kevin Johnson's press conference.
The Sacramento Bee reports that while a deal is not finalized yet, both Seattle and the Maloofs are engaged in talks of a possible sale.
Steven Large of CBS 13 says the Maloofs have rejected Seattle's offer.
NBA Commissioner David Stern: Allow a Sacramento buyer to match any offer on the Sacramento Kings and give Seattle an expansion team.
Aaron Bruski reports that the sale of the Sacramento Kings to Seattle may not be a done deal, and that Sacramento bidders could come into play.
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