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Adam Silver to visit Sacramento next month

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Yep, he's kicking off his tenure as NBA Commissioner in Sac Town.

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NBA Commissioner David Stern is handing the keys to the league over to Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver on Feb. 1 and Sacramento will be one of the incoming commissioner’s first stops.

Sactown Royalty can confirm News 10’s Nick Monacelli’s report Thursday that Silver will be in attendance at the Feb. 5 Kings v. Raptors game.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>BREAKING: Future NBA Commish Adam Silver coming to Sac for Kings game on 2/5. Told it&#39;s a progress report &amp; guidance visit. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NBAKings&amp;src=hash">#NBAKings</a></p>&mdash; Nick Monacelli (@nickmonacelli) <a href="https://twitter.com/nickmonacelli/statuses/424041903781191680">January 17, 2014</a></blockquote>

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We had heard rumblings of this the last couple of days.

Silver was reportedly a key advocate for the Kings remaining in Sacramento during the relocation meetings with NBA owners last year. Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis went so far as to say Silver "changed the conversation."

Kings fans were happy to welcome/thank Stern at the season opener. I would imagine the new commish will get the same treatment.