January 15, 2013 at 11:37 AM
Sacramento mayor can propose Kings purchase offer directly to NBA
There are several new developments this morning regarding the potential sale of the Sacramento Kings to a group that would move them to Seattle.
First, Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson said he has received approval from the NBA to present directly to the league’s Board of Governors in April a counteroffer to the reported offer from the group led by Chris Hansen. The BOG has to approve any sale of a franchise.
The Sacramento Bee also reported this morning that entertainment company AEG remains interested in helping build an arena in Sacramento. That’s considered a key in the city’s efforts to build an arena, which would be a necessity for the city to keep the Kings under new ownership.
Also, USA Today’s Sam Amick reported today that the Board of Governors is thought “eager to approve” a move of the Kings to Seattle, but also details the confidence that Johnson feels in keeping the Kings in Sacramento.
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