Interesting info this morning from David Aldridge of NBA.com in his regular Monday “Morning Tip” column on the Seattle/
Sacramento battle over the Kings — it’s in the second item.
Aldridge states that a couple of items could be key:
— Which city can show it will get its arena built more quickly;
— Whether Sacramento will actually match the $30 million non-refundable deposit made by the Chris Hansen group to the Maloofs;
— And how much importance the owners put into the fact that Sacramento is likely to remain a franchise that would receive money from the NBA’s enhanced revenue sharing program while Seattle would likely be a franchise that would pay into it — meaning more money for the other owners.
And as the story notes, as of yet there is still no definitive word on Sacramento’s new offer.