Kings file for relocation. (21 Votes)
Kings sold to new owner. (15 Votes)
Kings decide to renovate PBP. (0 Votes)
Team and City "Kiss and Makeup" on Downtown Arena. (7 Votes)
No resolution - We'll still be getting jerked around. (27 Votes)
An emphatic thank you to the new owner and face of our franchise, Mr. Vivek Ranadive.
An extended thank you to the rest of the ownership group: The Jacobs Family, Mark Mastrov, Chris Kelly, Mark Friedman, Raj Bhathal, Katrina Garnett, Andy Miller and Arjun Gupta (I'm sorry if I missed anybody) who formed our Killer Whale Pod and the roughly 20 local Sacramento business owners who each chipped in a million dollars to save our Kings.
A special thanks goes out to Mr. Ron Burkle and by extension his associate Darius Anderson, who despite not being part of our final ownership group were instrumental in fending off the Anaheim threat and will continue to be vital in the redevelopment of downtown and the building of the new arena.
Thanks to the work of Senator Darrell Steinberg whose contribution cannot be over emphasized.
Of course a heartfelt thank you to our leaders in this process, Mayor Johnson, his staff, the Sacramento City Council and Commissioner Stern and the Board of Governors.
Thanks to Carmichael Dave and Mike Tavares - you represent the best of all of us.
And thank you Sacramento.
More than just the memories remain the property of the Sacramento Kings
The announcement came after a lot of us had thought it wouldn't happen until tomorrow at the earliest. But the official word is in. Vivek Ranadive and his group have finalized a deal with the Maloof family to purchase the Sacramento Kings.
It's been a long and arduous journey, Kings fans. But it's a new day and the best is in front of us.
We owe a debt of gratitude to a lot of people, but we owe the most to Mayor Kevin Johnson. If it were not for his dedication and devotion to keeping the Kings AND finding a way to revitalize downtown at the same time, we'd merely be sitting here watching our TVs with memories of the days when Sacramento had an NBA team.
We have a team. And we'll have it for a long time.
WE ARE SACRAMENTO!!
WE ARE THE KINGS!!
With a vote of 22-8, the NBA Board of Governors today rejected the request of the Maloofs to relocate the Sacramento Kings to Seattle. With that vote, the sale to Seattle's Hansen/Ballmer group was also negated.
David Stern, speaking after the vote, said it was always about Sacramento. He said when the pending sale to Seattle was announced, Mayor Kevin Johnson came to the NBA and asked them what Sacramento needed to do. Stern said they laid out all of the huddles a potential Sacramento ownership group would need to jump and that Johnson was able to get it done.
At this point, the Maloofs are still the owners of the Sacramento Kings. George Maloof has denied rumors that his family would not deal with Ranadive. Stern indicated that he believes an agreement between the Maloofs and Ranadive could come as soon as within the next 24 hours.
Word from Kevin Johnson is that the Ranadive group will be working with the Maloofs around the clock to get the sale completed.
At last, Kings fans can exhale.
Has it happened yet? I thought it was suppose to come on at 8:30.lwc Today, 06:38 PM
Yes, ma'm. I always tear up on all these videos even if I have seen them before.Glenn Today, 06:21 PM