February 16, 2013 at 5:06 PM
Stern presser over
David Stern’s press conference has ended.
I’ll have a full report later — I’ll attempt to post each of the questions and answers related to Seattle and Sacramento.
As expected, there was no real “news,” but Stern did talk more in-depth on some issues than he has in the past.
Stern did elaborate on why he does not see expansion happening now, saying there is a majority of owners who do not want to split the financial pie any more by adding an additional team.
He also said he does not see the “right of first refusal” issue being “a defining one” appearing to indicate it wouldn’t get in the way of the sale of the Kings to the Seattle group led by Chris Hansen.
He also said he has met with Seattle mayor Mike McGinn but has not met with Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson.
And he also said that at the moment, he does not know which way the owners are leaning, in part because at the moment there is no Sacramento offer to compare to that of Seattle’s.