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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 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 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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May 14, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Sac Bee report — Sacramento lawsuit alleges city is undervaluing its contribution to arena

In what is becoming a rather busy day-before the critical NBA Board of Governors vote on the Seattle/Sacramento battle over the Kings, the Sacramento Bee is reporting that a lawsuit has been filed alleging that the city of Sacramento is undervaluing its contribution to the arena deal. Here’s the story with details. Here are the first…

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May 14, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Sacramento group says it will launch ballot initiative to stop arena funding

A Sacramento group today announced it taking formal steps to launch a ballot initiative to stop the funding for a new arena in that city. Here’s the release: SACRAMENTO – Taxpayers for Safer Neighborhoods PAC has joined with Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork (STOP) to announce the first phase of a campaign to end the financially irresponsible…

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May 14, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Sacramento mayor Johnson confident as he leaves for NBA meetings

Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson said this morning that the city of Sacramento is “holding our breath,” in anticipation of the NBA Board of Governors meeting Wednesday in Dallas. But in an impromptu press conference shortly before he boarded his flight he also expressed confidence, saying “we are hoping the outcome will be positive. So we are…

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May 13, 2013 at 6:57 AM

Is this the week the Kings saga finally ends?

Is this the week the saga over the fate of the Sacramento Kings finally ends? If not,  then we’ll really have chaos on our hands, as the NBA’s Board of Governors will meet Wednesday in Dallas to make a final vote on whether the same stays, or goes to Seattle. Here’s my story for today’s paper…

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