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May 20, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Hansen says “we will continue to press forward” in effort to lure NBA team

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…

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May 17, 2013 at 10:26 AM

SI report — Hansen offered deposit back, declines to take it

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…

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May 15, 2013 at 5:21 PM

Transcript of NBA press conference denying relocation of Sacramento Kings to Seattle

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.

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May 15, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Kings to stay in Sacramento: ‘Edge went to the incumbent’

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…

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