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Joe Maloof

  1. NBA owners forced to choose between Maloofs and Sacramento in remake of Major League

    Dec 5, 2012, 7:55 AM EST

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    Every good story needs a villain, but the NBA probably doesn’t want to remake the movie Major League in order to sell its product. Indeed, George Maloof and his brothers have done their best Rachel Phelps impression, complete with bottom-four payrolls over the past four seasons and little-to-no improvement to the franchise whatsoever. In the…

  2. Will Seattle billionaire Chris Hansen drastically overpay for the Sacramento Kings?

    Sep 11, 2012, 5:26 PM EST

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    News of billionaire Chris Hansen striking a deal with the Seattle City Council hit the wire late Monday night, as the sides have agreed to a framework on an arena deal that moves them a few smaller hurdles away from becoming an NBA-ready city (courtesy of Chris Daniels of King 5 in Seattle). In a…

  3. 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 EST

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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…

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

    Feb 27, 2012, 1:55 PM EST

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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…

  5. Kings deny GM Geoff Petrie’s job in danger. Of course.

    Jan 31, 2012, 7:59 PM EST

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    This is the cycle of things. First comes the report yesterday that the Kings — or at least part of the Kings management — has started to look at potential replacements for general manager Geoff Petrie. Now, comes the routine denial. From co-owner Joe Maloof via the Sacramento Bee. “No, this is not true,” Maloof…

  6. Kings GM, owner say no plans to trade DeMarcus Cousins

    Jan 2, 2012, 8:08 AM EST

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    The Sacramento Kings are creating a textbook case of “how not to handle an unhappy player.” DeMarcus Cousins and coach Paul Westphal got into another in a long series of arguments after Saturday night’s Kings loss to the Knicks. Sunday, the coach released a statement saying Cousins had demanded a trade and was not going…

  7. NBA doing the Maloofs’ talking for them

    Oct 6, 2011, 9:52 AM EST

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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. NBA negotiating Sacramento arena deal, Maloofs not there

    Oct 5, 2011, 4:09 PM EST

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    This should tell you all you need to know about how things are shaking out with the Sacramento arena proposal. There is a big meeting on the issue Wednesday in Dallas, where powerhouse arena operator AEG will meet with Sacramento city leaders and NBA league officials — led by Thunder owner Clay Bennett — to…

  9. Kings’ owners send attorney to reporter’s home in attempt to obtain evidence of Phil Jackson’s comments

    Apr 29, 2011, 7:52 PM EST

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    UPDATE: May 5, 4:30 p.m.: Well, this is interesting. The original article was amended the evening of May 3, and it turns out that the attorney didn’t show up to the reporter’s home unannounced, as was originally stated. The reporter had made an appointment with the attorney to meet at her home, but left this…

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

    Apr 15, 2011, 9:07 AM EST

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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…

  11. The NBA’s Anaheim Kings? Come, connect the dots with us.

    Jan 10, 2011, 7:16 PM EST

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    With the latest stadium deal now dead in Sacramento, it doesn’t take much to get people in certain other markets dreaming of the NBA in their home town. Pictures of DeMarcus Cousins dominating in the paint and Tyreke Evans getting treatment for plantar fasciitis in their city fill the minds of young children with NBA…

  12. Joe Maloof offers Geoff Petrie and Paul Westphal a bit of breathing room

    Dec 25, 2010, 1:30 PM EST

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    The 5-22 Kings, owners of the worst record in the entire league despite having some talented young pieces, are a genuine disappointment on a number of levels. As Sacramento’s season has spiraled further and further into the abyss, rumors and reports of the seemingly inevitable firing of Paul Westphal have begun to surface. Indications that…

  13. Sacramento is just a train wreck

    Dec 24, 2010, 10:10 AM EST

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    DeMarcus Cousins — the guy who lost his starting job after coach Paul Westphal called him unprofessional — was coming off the court in the fourth quarter and was offered a high five by Westphal Thursday night. Cousins declined it. Westphal grabbed is arm and they had words. Again. And that may have been third…

  14. Joe Maloof and the catch-22 of the small-market franchise

    Aug 27, 2010, 2:58 PM EST

    It takes money to win in the NBA. It’s not an accident that every team that went deep into the playoffs was paying the luxury tax last season. Put in a salary cap and a luxury tax and whatever you want, so long as there is a soft cap there is no true parity because…

  15. Quote of the day: Joe Maloof on cutbacks in Sacramento

    Aug 24, 2010, 8:12 PM EST

    Like everyone else in the country, we’ve taken a hard look at our business and found out that you can’t do business today like we did three years ago. We had some major cuts throughout the organization. We’re very lean now. We’re trim. We have no fat. Our goal is to get more fans into…

  16. Maloofs reportedly meet about moving team to Seattle, which won't happen but is just one option

    Jul 19, 2010, 4:53 PM EST

    When asked about having spoken to a Las Vegas group trying to get an arena built last week, Joe Maloof said he didn’t know anything about it. Maybe not, but the Maloof brothers and owners of the Sacramento Kings are apparently keeping their options open about whether the team stays in Sacramento. The Maloofs met…

  17. Sacramento Kings not playing your big free agent games

    Jun 1, 2010, 12:00 PM EST

    The Sacramento Kings have a boatload of cap space. Nobody ever really mentions this, you don’t hear the Kings come up in the LeBron sweepstakes talk, but the money is there. Two of the worst contracts in the NBA — Larry Hughes and Kenny Thomas — come off the books, so the Kings are about…

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