They have to pay taxes on capital gains, if any.
I won't give up until the deal is announced as done and the BoG approves it. Still. I don't have a good feeling. If the Maloofs had decided to sell, they apparently made sure that no buyer wanting to keep the team here knew about it. This deal did not come up over night. Obviously, talks have been ongoing. Maybe with prodding from Stern? I don't know what to think about that.
If Sacramento comes up with a buyer to keep the team here, who can match the net profit to the Maloofs and the league approves a sale to Seattle instead, then I am definitely through with the league. I hate both the Warriors and the Lakers, so that's not an alternative for me.
I can't really be mad at Sonics fans as they just want their Sonics back. Although, in their case it was the city not the league that cost them the Sonics. Having lost their team, I expect they have a lot more sympathy for us than we had when we took the Kings away from Kansas City.
I do hate the Maloofs. They are self-centered, egotistical, celebrity gawking juveniles. They are swindlers who couldn't hold onto anything their dad left to them, because chasing the shiny bauble of celebrity is more important than running a good, sound business. They are lying swindlers, at best.
Their actions have shown nothing but scorn for Sacramento for a long time now. A scorn the fans never deserved. I also think they have tarnished the league by creating such a horribly run franchise over the last 8 or 9 years.
If the world was actually fair, it would be them eating dirt and Sacramento fans keeping their beloved team.