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Old 10-26-2012, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Under a bridge
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Sports Illustrated is reporting that the NBA is trying to "pressure" the Maloof family into selling the team to the Seattle group trying to obtain a team. If the Maloofs do sell the team they should sell the team to one of the handful of groups that have come out (e.g. Ron Burkle) expressing interest in buying the team and KEEPING them in Sacramento. Why the family hasn't sold the team is beyond me. Are the Maloofs waiting for a bidding war? The Maloofs have wrecked the franchise completely. They are a lottery team every year and cannot compete in the NBA. They haven't gone to the playoffs for 6 or 7 seasons now. They have no stars and have had a long line of coaches the last 4 seasons. Their player trades have been awful. Why do the owners approve of this? The NBA had financing for the Maloofs for their part of the new Railyards arena construction. The Maloofs backed out because they said the deal was not good for the city of Sacramento. Many believe that the family backed out because they would have needed to show their personal finances to use the NBA financing and the books would have revealed that they are in financial trouble.

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Old 10-29-2012, 03:17 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Kansas City is move in ready.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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This would make a lot more since. lol.

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Old 10-30-2012, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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I hope not, but the sports business only cares about the next new shiny facility and increasing the value of their franchises by increasingly ridiculous sales sums. Sacto truly loves its team, so I hope they have someone local willing to pay the asking price.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:47 PM
 
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Seattle has next...so if any team is moving, it's moving here...
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:39 AM
 
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The Maloofs will not sell the team. Period. End of discussion. They're not selling; why would they? What would they do after they sell? Their whole identities revolve around being NBA owners.

They want a sugar daddy to front all arena cost for the team, rent free, let them keep all concession and parking fees for each game, and the city foot the bill for all maintenance and security cost. In other words, they want their cake and eat it too; and they want the city to bow and kiss their feet every Monday morning as gratitude for allowing a city to cherish in the greatness that is the Kings.

As long as Hansen insists on owning the team that moves to Seattle, that team will not be the Kings. On the other hand, if Hansen builds an arena and just hand the key over to the Maloofs and say, "Take it, it's all yours. Just send me the maintenance bill every month, I'll take care of it." The Kings will be there by Tuesday.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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If there was a fair sports god, the Kings would stay in Sacramento, the Thunder would still be the Seattle SuperSonics, and Oklahoma City's team would be called the Hornets (because they would have moved there from New Orleans, or more accurately the Hornets would have never moved to the undersized New Orleans market from Charlotte to begin with).
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