Isn't the logical solution to this mess to let the Kings be sold and become the Sonics, while immediately awarding Sacramento an expansion team to become the Kings?
I know it's weird, but it is 100% in the league's power to do so. Blocking a sale and risking a massive legal battle (not to mention the PR nightmare of the NBA once again screwing Seattle) seems like a long shot. But what DOES NOT seem like a long shot is getting an ownership group, arena deal, and league support in Sacramento.
Lot's of people are saying block the move and award Seattle an expansion team, but this seems a lot cleaner, at least in terms of (1) not gambling on the BOG blocking a Seattle move and (2) not risking a protracted legal battle with the Seattle ownership group (because win or lose I think it would be a mess that everyone would rather avoid).