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April 29, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Chris Hansen mum after ban of Clippers owner

Chris Hansen, through a spokesman, said this morning he doesn’t have a statement to make about the NBA’s banishment of Clippers owner Donald Sterling and league Commissioner Adam Silver’s vow to try to force Sterling to sell the franchise. Hansen has been trying to find a team to bring to Seattle since getting approval for…


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June 13, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Could Coyotes play in Seattle next season?

It’s unclear where the Phoenix Coyotes will play next season. During a press conference Wednesday before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said he hopes to have some clarity on the situation at its Board of Governors meeting on June 27. The league has owned the franchise since 2009 and several attempts…


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May 31, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Sacramento Kings sale complete

The sale of the Sacramento Kings has been finalized. Ownership of the team transferred from the Maloof family to a Bay Area group led by software magnate Vivek Ranadive. “We congratulate Vivek Ranadive and the entire Sacramento investor group for their willingness to come forward and purchase the franchise for the people of Sacramento,” George Maloof said…


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May 28, 2013 at 12:16 PM

NBA Board of Governors approves Sacramento Kings sale

The NBA Board of Governors unanimously approved the sale of the Sacramento Kings to an ownership group led by software mogul Vivek Ranadive. The transaction is expected to close shortly, the league announced today. Gaining approval from the 30 NBA owners was a formality after the board voted 22-8 against Chris Hansen’s bid to move the team…


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May 21, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Video: Phil Jackson had deal with Chris Hansen to run Sonics

If Chris Hansen had been able to buy the Sacramento Kings and relocate the team to Seattle, then Phil Jackson was going to have a prominent role in the organization. During an interview on the Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday morning, the NBA coaching legend with 11 championships said he had conversations with Hansen about returning…


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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 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 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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