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  1. With Sacramento arena deal all but dead, Stern says league has done all it can

    Apr 13, 2012, 4:15 PM EDT

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    David Stern’s press conference Friday afternoon sounded a whole lot like a eulogy for the Kings in Sacramento. Stern said Friday afternoon following the two-day NBA Board of Governor’s meeting that a handshake deal reached All-Star Weekend to get a new arena built in Sacramento was basically dead. While he would not use that exact…

  2. David Stern comments about Kings arena situation with typical coded message

    Apr 4, 2012, 9:47 PM EDT

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    David Stern took a moment to address the Kings arena situation in Utah before Wednesday’s game against the Suns. Brian Smith of the Salt Lake Tribune has been a great resource for the Kings arena information and he brought this quote to print: Stern on how he feels about the Kings staying in Sacramento, compared…

  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 City Council has votes for arena if reachable criteria is met

    Feb 14, 2012, 10:45 AM EDT

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    The Sacramento Kings and their fans will hold their breath on Tuesday night, as the Sacramento City Council holds the first of at least two critical votes that will determine whether or not the team leaves town. Let me be the first to tell you that tonight’s vote will pass.  Sources close to the situation…

  5. Kings Arena Update: Critical Sac City Council meeting postponed at last minute

    Jan 25, 2012, 8:45 AM EDT

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    It’s been a while since we checked into the Sacramento Kings’ arena situation, which almost faced another crucial moment on Tuesday when the Sac City Council meeting was set to turn into a shootout at the Cowbell Corral. On one side, arena opponent and council member Sandy Sheedy was ready to force debate on whether…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. NBA doing the Maloofs’ talking for them

    Oct 6, 2011, 9:52 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Sacramento Kings

    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.…

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

    Sep 28, 2011, 8:59 AM EDT

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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…

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

    Jun 15, 2011, 12:27 PM EDT

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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…

  11. 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…

  12. Anaheim billionaire throws more money to push Kings move

    Apr 29, 2011, 10:43 AM EDT

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    Sacramento has all the momentum — reportedly the NBA and its relocation committee have told the Kings owners, the Maloof brothers, to stay put and not move their team this summer. But the folks in Anaheim are not giving up, stepping in at the last minute to sweeten the deal to move the Kings south,…

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

    Apr 28, 2011, 10:12 AM EDT

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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…

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

    Apr 22, 2011, 8:03 PM EDT

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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…

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

    Apr 15, 2011, 2:49 PM EDT

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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…

  16. 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…

  17. Bang the drum slowly: Tonight may be last game in Sacramento

    Apr 13, 2011, 3:47 PM EDT

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    Ron Artest reacted like a lot of people — he didn’t really want to believe it could happen. When the former Kings star was asked about he and the Lakers heading up to Sacramento for what may well be the final game ever for the Kings in Sacramento, Artest kept saying the move was not…

  18. PBT Thursday morning one liners

    Apr 7, 2011, 10:41 AM EDT

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    The Kings likely final game in Sacramento is nearly a sellout. Scottie Pippen gets his bust inside the United Center tonight. In his blog, Wizards owner Ted Leonsis said that “A new big three has announced its arrival – Wall, Crawford and Blatche.” He got one third of that right. (Tom Ziller pretty much hit…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. Still hope in Sacramento, so fans keep fighting

    Mar 17, 2011, 9:33 PM EDT

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    The Sacramento Kings are close to becoming the Anaheim Royals. It’s about money. It’s always about money. It’s luxury boxes and television markets and ways to pay off debts. It’s not about the fans — the fans in Sacramento that have been loyal to this team and are about to be screwed over. But those…

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

    Mar 16, 2011, 11:18 PM EDT

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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…

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