Chris Hansen, leader of the group that attempted to buy the Sacramento Kings and move them to Seattle, did not talk to reporters after today’s decision not to allow the team to relocate. However, he released a statement a few minutes through his sonicsarena.com web site and said he is still interested in joining the Maloofs as limited partners in the team.
Here’s his statement:
While we are obviously extremely disappointed with today’s relocation vote and truly believe we put forth both a significantly better offer and Arena plan, we do thank the league and the owners for their time and consideration and look forward to hearing back on our agreement to join the Maloofs as Limited Partners in the Kings.
But most of all I would like to thank everyone in Seattle who has been a part of our effort and supported our cause. Words simply can’t express how much your support has meant to me personally and to our City. I truly believe we did everything possible to put our best foot forward in this process and you all should be proud and hold your heads high today.
Our day will come…and when it does it will just be that much sweeter for the struggle.
I love you Seattle!