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  1. Maloofs move significantly to meet Sac’s proposal, Kings fans provide political cover for arena deal to get done

    Feb 27, 2012, 2:55 PM EDT

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    In the end, it was about a city and its team, and the will to fight for what was theirs. Kevin Johnson did the heavy lifting and the heavy hitters moved the ball forward, but it was the Sacramento Kings fans that gave the local politicians the will and the way to see the Kings…

  2. There they stay: Framework in place to keep Kings in Sacramento

    Feb 27, 2012, 1:55 PM EDT

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    Much regarding the basketball future of the Sacramento Kings remains up in the air, but this particular Monday brought an unequaled security to the franchise, its city, and the Kings’ legions of ardent fans. According to Sam Amick of SI.com, the Monday meeting held to discuss arena funding plans in Sacramento has produced the “framework…

  3. Sacramento City Council takes unanimous step toward key arena vote

    Feb 15, 2012, 3:19 PM EDT

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    One vote down to bring a new arena to Sacramento, one more critical vote to go. Tuesday, the Sacramento City Council voted unanimously to continue finalizing proposals with private parking companies, who will in turn provide $200 million or more toward a new Entertainment and Sports Complex. For that money, the winning bidder will have…

  4. Sacramento one vote away from losing the Kings last night, but still in control of their destiny

    Feb 8, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

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    If you build it sticky-fingered shooting guards will come. And if Sacramento doesn’t approve an arena for the Kings quickly then Seattle has no problem playing Kevin Costner. And let’s not bury the lede here, Seattle almost got their wish Tuesday night as the Sacramento City Council narrowly voted 5-4 to bury a resolution that…

  5. Sacramento City Council votes 7-2 to go forward with next step in arena process

    Dec 14, 2011, 7:09 PM EDT

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    City council meetings can be dull, but the Sacramento City Council meeting on Tuesday to decide if the Kings should go forward with a key element of their plan to secure a new Entertainment and Sports Complex (ESC) was anything but. Alright, it was still pretty boring, but Tuesday’s meeting had everything you could ask…

  6. Would lost season increase chances Kings move to Anaheim?

    Nov 15, 2011, 2:03 PM EDT

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    You want to know why NBA owners were willing to cut off the Maloof brothers at the knees, block a Kings move to Anaheim and give Sacramento one more shot to keep its only major league sports franchise? Yesterday. The owners have understood from the start this was going to be a long and ugly…

  7. NBA doing the Maloofs’ talking for them

    Oct 6, 2011, 9:52 AM EDT

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    The Maloofs’ relationship with Sacramento is decidedly love-hate. When the Kings were winning and Joe and Gavin were plastered on TV during games, Sacramentans were ready to propose. But it’s funny how life works — the team started losing and (gulp) started asking the city of Sacramento for money, and everything has been downhill since.…

  8. Anaheim may never get an NBA team thanks to Lakers

    May 2, 2011, 3:33 PM EDT

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    Not to deflate the mood on what should be a day of celebration in Sacramento, but it is quite possible that a year from now Kings fans will lose their battle to keep the Kings in Sacramento. If efforts to get a new arena built fall short — and if public money is required it…

  9. Owners confirm Kings staying in Sacramento

    May 2, 2011, 1:04 PM EDT

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    UPDATE #2, 1:04 pm: Here is what George Maloof told the Associated Press. “The mayor of Sacramento has told the NBA relocation committee that he will have a plan for a new arena within a year,” Maloof said Monday. “If not, the team will be relocated to another city…. “I think it’s the fair thing…

  10. Sacramento gets to keep Kings for now, but new building key

    May 2, 2011, 12:52 PM EDT

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    Champaign corks should be popping. Horns should be honking in downtown as people in cars shout “here we stay.” There should be spontaneous parties in the street. Bloggers should hug mainstream newspaper writers. The Kings are staying in Sacramento. That is fantastic news — this is a market that has proven it will wholeheartedly supported…

  11. NBA tells Sacramento “show us the money” but where are Maloofs?

    Apr 26, 2011, 8:30 AM EDT

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    This week, another team of NBA officials showed up in Sacramento, to meet with Mayor Kevin Johnson and the sponsors he lined up to generate another $9 million in sponsorships if the Kings stay in town. Basically, the NBA is saying, “show us the money.” This isn’t a pledge drive, the NBA wants to see…

  12. Kings television deal could be reworked as part of Sacramento effort

    Apr 22, 2011, 11:40 AM EDT

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    If it’s all about the television deal, Sacramento still has hope. Comcast is willing to talk. One of the key reasons the Kings owners — the Maloof brothers — reportedly wanted out of Sacramento was a bad television deal, something they could do much better with in the massive Southern California market. But an official…

  13. Questions about television deal cast some doubt on Kings move

    Apr 21, 2011, 11:06 AM EDT

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    It’s still a long shot the Kings stay in Sacramento — in the end you are asking a bunch of entrepreneurial, rich capitalists to vote against one of their own moving his business to a place he can (theoretically) make more money. It’s hard to get them to vote no. But they may be getting…

  14. Billionaire makes last-minute run to keep Kings in Sacramento

    Apr 15, 2011, 9:07 AM EDT

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    It’s a Hail Mary. But if you’re going to call a Hail Mary, having a billionaire making the toss helps. That’s what happened in the saga of the Kings potential move out of Sacramento on Thursday. The Maloof brothers, the owners of the Kings, made their case for needing to pack up their franchise and…

  15. Kings owners ready to file for move, deaf to fans’ loud cheers

    Apr 12, 2011, 2:33 PM EDT

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    The atmosphere for the Kings loss to the Thunder Monday night was a throwback. Like about 10 years, when the Kings were contenders and then ARCO Arena was as great a home court advantage as the league had. Complete with cowbells. Kevin Durant said the feeling inside Power Balance Arena Monday reminded him of the…

  16. Kings fans not going down without a fight to keep team

    Apr 5, 2011, 3:37 PM EDT

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    The Kings move to Anaheim for next season is almost certain. There are details to be hammered out, approvals needed, but there is a lot of momentum. But the fans of Sacramento are not giving up. Through a twitter campaign — #herewebuild — started by local sports radio show host Carmichael Dave there are about…

  17. Sacramento mayor will make final pitch to NBA owners

    Apr 1, 2011, 10:11 AM EDT

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    It will be one final, desperate plea from Sacramento that will fall on deaf ears. But it’s going to happen. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has been granted the chance to speak to the NBA Board of Governors — made up of the NBA owners — when they meet April 14-15 in New York, he said…

  18. Kings’ relocation: Follow the television money to Anaheim

    Mar 31, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT

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    That lease deal the city of Anaheim approved and is now awaiting a Maloof signature is not a great one for the Kings. Not really close. They take on more debt — a $50 million loan — and don’t get all the luxury box money, and just a percentage of concessions, parking and other incomes.…

  19. Anaheim approves $75 million bond to lure Kings to city

    Mar 30, 2011, 2:01 AM EDT

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    The Maloof brothers now have done pretty much everything but drive the moving trucks up to the Kings offices. Tuesday night one of the final hurdles in the path of the Kings relocating to Anaheim was cleared when the Anaheim City Council unanimously approved a lease for an NBA tenant in the Honda Center and…

  20. Sacramento tells Anaheim to back off, Maloofs get ticked

    Mar 29, 2011, 10:11 AM EDT

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    As always, it’s about the money. It’s always about the money. The latest noise in the seemingly inevitable move of the Kings out of Sacramento to Anaheim is that the Sacramento City Manager sent a letter, vaguely threatening legal action, if Anaheim did not back off its efforts to lure the Kings. The Sacramento Bee…

  21. Prospective lease agreement between Kings, city of Anaheim released

    Mar 26, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

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    There’s a deal on the table to kill professional basketball in Sacramento. Anaheim city officials Friday released an unsigned lease proposal between the city and the Sacramento Kings involving owners the Maloof brothers, and Honda Center operator Henry Samueli. From SBNation.com: The centerpiece of the agreement is an upfront $50 million loan to the Maloofs,…

  22. Report: Lakers, Clippers lack votes to block Kings Anaheim move

    Mar 25, 2011, 2:34 PM EDT

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    The Honda Center in Anaheim is 34 miles away from Staples Center, which means it may take 30 minutes and it may take two-and-a-half hours to drive there on Los Angeles freeways. But it’s close enough that the Lakers and Clippers do not want the Kings moving to Anaheim. It just appears they can’t do…

  23. Anaheim mayor says city excited, “closer” to landing Kings

    Mar 23, 2011, 9:55 AM EDT

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    As expected, the Anaheim City Council postponed action Tuesday night on a plan to float bonds that would make upgrades to the Honda Center — redoing the locker rooms and building a practice facility among other things — to lure the Sacramento Kings to town. But for the first time an Anaheim city official spoke…

  24. Some Anaheim residents protest city spending money to get Kings

    Mar 22, 2011, 1:09 PM EDT

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    Anaheim is like virtually every other city in the nation right now — the recession has meant budget deficits and cuts. Specifically, Anaheim is running a $10-$11 million deficit and has depleted its financial reserves down from $45 million to about $11 million, the Orange County Register reports. On April 12, the Anaheim City Council…

  25. Kings move update: Anaheim may float bonds to upgrade arena

    Mar 19, 2011, 2:20 PM EDT

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    When the Maloof brothers asked the other NBA owners for more time to declare whether or not they were moving the Sacramento Kings this off-season, it was obviously to give them time to finish negotiations on the many facets of the deal still needing to be done. Like getting upgrades to the Honda Center in…

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