Chris Hansen, who led the attempt to buy the Sacramento Kings and relocate them to Seattle, had been silent since releasing a short statement Wednesday after the NBA voted against allowing the Kings to move. Today, though, Hansen released another statement through his sonicsarena.com website in which he said he will “press forward” with the…More
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Chris Mannix of SI.com is reporting today that the NBA offered the Seattle ownership group to pay back the $30 million deposit it gave to the Maloof family, but has declined: League sources say owners offered to pay Hansen-Ballmer group the $30 million non-refundable deposit they paid the Maloofs. They declined — Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) May…More
Here’s tonight’s Seattle Times poll, asking readers who is most responsible for Seattle not having an NBA team: Take Our PollMore
Here’s some rough video of Sacramento Kings owner George Maloof talking to reporters after the decision by the NBA Board of Governors Wednesday in Dallas, killing the deal to sell the team to a Seattle group. Maloof discusses his feelings about the Seattle group and what may come next:More
If you want to watch the video of today’s NBA press conference on the decision not to allow the Sacramento Kings to relocate to Seattle, you can find it here.More
Here is the official transcript of the interview today with NBA commissioner David Stern and deputy commissioner Adam Silver after the league’s Board of Governors voted 22-8 to not allow the Sacramento Kings to relocate to Seattle:
THE MODERATOR: We’ll start off with an opening statement from the Commissioner and then take your questions.
COMMISSIONER STERN: This is going to be short for me. I have a game to get to in Oklahoma City. But I am able and we’re able to report to you that the NBA Board of Governors voted to reject the relocation of the Sacramento Kings to Seattle. The vote was 22 against relocation and 8 for, and if you’d like to know who the teams were, you can ask them.More
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…More
DALLAS — The NBA’s Board of Governors voted today to keep the Kings in Sacramento, denying a request for relocation to Seattle, NBA commissioner David Stern said in a press conference late Wednesday afternoon. The vote came at the end of a roughly four-hour meeting here at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, and means that the…More
Here’s some video of a few Sonics fans in the lobby of the hotel where the NBA Board of Governors is meeting today:More
Here’s a little video of the scene prior to the NBA Board of Governors meetings today:More