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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 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…

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

    Feb 15, 2012, 3:19 PM EST

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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…

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

    Feb 8, 2012, 7:30 PM EST

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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…

  4. Maloofs say that they will be flexible with March 1 arena deadline

    Dec 15, 2011, 10:20 PM EST

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    We expect the Sacramento Kings arena news to pick up now that we’re about three months away from the March 1 deadline for the city to have funding in place. That deadline has put Kevin Johnson and his Think Big Sacramento effort on a tight, tight schedule, but so far they appear to be on…

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

    Dec 14, 2011, 7:09 PM EST

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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. 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.…

  7. Sac City Council members tip their hands on arena vote

    Sep 28, 2011, 8:59 AM EST

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    Sometimes you need to see the look in somebody’s eyes when they’re forced to make a decision before you truly know how they feel. We got to see that on Tuesday night when the Sacramento City Council voted 7-2 to approve $550,000 to secure consultants, lawyers, and parking experts to start formalizing a funding proposal…

  8. AEG acknowledges interest in Sacramento Entertainment and Sports Complex

    Sep 27, 2011, 8:28 AM EST

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    It wasn’t a matter of if, it was when. Anschutz Entertainment Group, known better as the stadium and arena operations giant AEG, acknowledged for the first time Friday that they might provide “assistance” to Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson and the Think Big Sacramento coalition in their quest for an arena, according to the Sac Bee.…

  9. Maloofs give up part of casino to erase debt, is that good for Sacramento?

    Jun 15, 2011, 12:27 PM EST

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    The conventional wisdom has been that part of the reason the Maloof brothers worked so hard to move their Sacramento Kings to Anaheim was to deal with debt problems — they were so overrun with debt in other areas of their lives they needed to moved the Kings to a higher-revenue place. That may not…

  10. Kings owners talk to NBA officials, told they should stay put

    Apr 28, 2011, 10:12 AM EST

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    Do the Sacramento Kings owners want to put the other owners resolve to the test? That’s what it comes down to. The NBA has been on a fact-finding mission and collected pledges on nearly $10 million in new sponsorship money in the Kings stay in Sacramento. The NBA has heard of the new plans for…

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

    Apr 26, 2011, 8:30 AM EST

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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. Report: Kings to stay in Sacramento next season; owners say no decision yet

    Apr 22, 2011, 8:03 PM EST

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    UPDATE: 8:03 pm: The Maloof brothers, the owners of the Kings, are denying the report. Sort of. Co-owner Joe Maloof spoke with the Associated Press and said they are still thinking about it. Maloof told The Associated Press that no decision has been made and he’s “as anxious as anybody” to find out if Sacramento…

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

    Apr 22, 2011, 11:40 AM EST

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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…

  14. NBA owners call timeout on Kings move, deadline pushed back

    Apr 15, 2011, 2:49 PM EST

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    The NBA owners have called a timeout on the Kings efforts to move out of Sacramento and to Anaheim. It likely still will happen, especially after the NBA took the ludicrous step of naming Clay Bennett — you remember him, the guy that bought the Sonics and put in a non-existent effort to get a…

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

    Apr 12, 2011, 2:33 PM EST

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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’ relocation: Follow the television money to Anaheim

    Mar 31, 2011, 4:35 PM EST

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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.…

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

    Mar 23, 2011, 9:55 AM EST

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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…

  18. How does “Anaheim Royals” sound? Maloofs file name papers.

    Mar 16, 2011, 11:18 PM EST

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    Every day it seems the Sacramento move to Anaheim is looking more and more likely. Sadly. The attorney for the Maloof brothers – the owners of the Kings — filed trademark papers for a number of potential names, according to the Sacramento Bee. “Anaheim Royals,” “Anaheim Royals of Southern California” and “Orange County Royals” all…

  19. Will Lakers, Clippers oppose Kings relocation to Anaheim?

    Mar 7, 2011, 9:46 AM EST

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    Does the greater Los Angeles area really need more NBA teams than New Yorks has, and will have even after the Nets move to Brooklyn? More than Chicago? The Sacramento Kings are serious about a move to Anaheim and negotiations are ongoing. But according to Mitch Lawrence at the New York Post (via Eye On…

  20. Sacramento mayor, Maloof brothers meet, talk relocation

    Mar 3, 2011, 11:55 AM EST

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    Not sure how much it can really help at this point, but finally the people of Sacramento and their elected representative have gotten to make their case to the Maloof brothers. Wednesday night the King’s owners, Joe and Gavin Maloof, sat down with Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson, according to Sam Amick at the new NBA…

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