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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 13, 2013 at 1:51 PM

No new vote from NBA Relocation/Finance Committee

The NBA’s relocation and finance committee met today via conference call to discuss new developments in the battle for the Sacramento Kings. ESPN reported that the 12-person panel did not change its recommendation made two weeks ago against moving the Kings to Seattle. The NBA had no comment on today’s meeting. The NBA’s relocation committee voted…


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March 31, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Could the Maloofs just keep the Kings if Seattle bid is denied?

A question throughout the Sacramento/Seattle/Kings saga that has been hard to answer definitively is what happens to the Kings if the purchase agreement by the Chris Hansen-led Seattle group is denied. The assumption is that the current controlling owners, the Maloof family, will sell then team to the ownership group being assembled in Sacramento as long…


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