Dec 21, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT
The very public meeting with Jackson was leverage to help get Karl to lower his asking price.
Jun 30, 2014, 11:28 PM EDT
Restricted free agent Isaiah Thomas is drawing interest around the NBA.
May 21, 2014, 1:38 AM EDT
Sacramento’s City Council approval was the last hurdle for an arena approval in Sacramento. The Kings are staying put for a long time.
May 9, 2014, 6:56 PM EDT
Did Vogel find the answer? Maybe not, but he found an answer.
Apr 27, 2014, 9:14 PM EDT
There have been calls for Johnson to take the job, but he has other goals.
Apr 25, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT
Is it time to have Howard cover Aldridge?
Apr 23, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT
Frank Vogel resisted the urge to do anything dramatic and trusted his team to make little changes. It worked.
Dec 16, 2013, 3:59 PM EDT
Bucks fans will spend the next 2-3 years looking over their shoulders at Seattle, and that’s because they’re in jeopardy of losing their basketball team should owner Herb Kohl fail at securing a new NBA-approved arena. For small and mid-markets, having a state-of-the-art arena to maximize revenues is a requirement and any city that isn’t…
Nov 15, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT
It’s not every day that an NBA basketball game becomes the site of Guinness World Record testing, and as you might have heard Sacramento Kings fans are wasting no time putting their grassroots organizations to work by attempting to break the indoor sound record of 106.6 dBA previously set by the fans of the Bucks…
Sep 24, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT
It sounds strange to anybody that followed the Kings and Lakers rivalry over the last decade, but the “Shaqramento” era took off on Tuesday in Sacramento, where minority owner and team consultant Shaquille O’Neal introduced himself to the media. As quotatious and loquacious as ever, Shaq sounded less like the sometimes tongue-tied analyst we see…
Sep 22, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT
ESPN caused a stink in Sacramento recently when ESPN the Magazine released its franchise rankings across the four major sports. The cover contains the headline, “#1: The Memphis Grizzlies are the best franchise in sports” followed by “No. 122: The Sacramento Kings are not.” While this rating could have been somewhat explainable if the hapless…
May 14, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT
It has been said throughout the Sacramento Kings saga that the presence of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in Seattle’s ownership team has been a big plus as they seek to buy and relocate the team. Worth $15 billion according to Forbes and ranked No. 51 on its billionaire list, he and Chris Hansen were called…
Apr 3, 2013, 2:01 PM EDT
While Sacramento’s fight to keep their Kings could extend all the way to the NBA’s Board of Governors meeting on April 18-19, this week will prove pivotal as both Sacramento and Seattle are set to give their best pitch to the BOG’s joint committees tasked with reviewing the matter today in New York. League insiders…
Mar 9, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT
We’ve discussed the issues that will determine whether or not the Sacramento Kings stay in California’s capitol or go to Seattle, including the impact of public subsidy support in both cities, the race between the two cities for an arena deal, and what lawsuits pending in Seattle mean to the process. Next we take a…
Mar 4, 2013, 11:37 PM EDT
As Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has been advertising for the past month, we did indeed get confirmation of the identity of his ‘whales’ at his State of the City address on Thursday. Reiterating parts of his four-part plan that included bringing together a local ownership group, finding big equity investors (whales), putting together a downtown…
Feb 22, 2013, 4:08 PM EDT
The question of which city, Sacramento or Seattle, is ahead in the race to bring the NBA a brand new arena attached to a shiny new public subsidy is unclear at this time, but sources with intimate knowledge of the situation tell PBT that so long as Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson delivers on his promises…
Feb 20, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT
It’s no secret that public funds for arenas make the NBA world go round. Seattle lost their Sonics because politicians did not want to play ball, right or wrong, and to top matters off they openly admonished David Stern and the NBA during the critical days and months that determined the Sonics’ fate. The past…
Feb 19, 2013, 5:44 PM EDT
There is a lot to understand when it comes to the potential sale of Sacramento Kings. As NBA commissioner David Stern laid out Saturday, the 29 owners deciding the Kings’ future home face a complex story involving a great ownership group in Seattle and a compelling story out of Sacramento. Seattle’s ownership group already has…
Feb 4, 2013, 11:43 PM EDT
CORRECTION: February 8, 2013 An earlier version of this post incorrectly referred to a May 2003 document as an addendum to the Kings’ 1992 ownership agreement. The May 2003 document is self-described as a proposal, which, if approved, would constitute a basis for an amendment of the Kings’ partnership agreement. The version of the May…
Jan 22, 2013, 11:50 PM EDT
There aren’t a lot of people willing to give Sacramento much of a fighting chance to hold on to the Kings, but they’re not going down without a big money fight. Sources familiar with the situation tell ProBasketballTalk that “mega whales” Ron Burkle and Mark Mastrov are in serious talks with the city of Sacramento…
Jan 20, 2013, 10:26 PM EDT
While Sacramento will get a final shot to convince NBA owners that this is not something they want to approve, sources have told ProBasketballTalk that Seattle’s Chris Hansen is ready to announce a tentative agreement to purchase the Sacramento Kings in the coming days. Following this come reports other teams have been notified of a…
Jan 15, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT
With reports swirling that the Kings’ move to Seattle is a mere formality at this point, the story on the ground in Sacramento is much, much different. In the end, this story comes down to three things: 1. Can Seattle’s Chris Hansen close a deal with the Maloofs to buy the Kings? (According to reports,…
Jan 14, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT
Remember hearing the stories about Kings fans and concerned Sacramento citizens trying to raise money for an arena when the Maloofs first announced their intention to move to Anaheim? If not, go check out the award-winning documentary Small Market, Big Heart and soak up the story of the many different grassroots efforts that popped up…
Jan 13, 2013, 10:02 AM EDT
It has been a whirlwind of a week for Kings fans and the Sacramento Kings relocation story in general. We reported first in this saga that ‘Kings to Seattle’ was not a done deal, as sources close to negotiations told us there were many hurdles for the deal to clear, and that Sacramento had multiple,…
Jan 10, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT
There are plenty of people that are writing off the Kings’ future in Sacramento, but sources in Sacramento close to the situation have told PBT consistently that California’s capitol city will have the opportunity to make an offer to keep the team. Whether or not that ultimately happens remains to be seen, but for now…
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