Seattle, looks like you might be getting a basketball team

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  1. dirtypumpkin

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    By selling their controlling interest in the Sacramento Kings for $340 million, the Maloofs today triggered a lengthy review process by the NBA that puts the onus on Sacramento officials to come up with a counter offer to keep the team in town.

    This morning, the Maloof family announced that it had signed a binding agreement to sell the team to a Seattle investment group led by hedge fund manager Chris Hansen. In a brief statement, the Kings owners expressed appreciation for Sacramento fans, but offered no details on the proposed move to Seattle.

    "We have always appreciated and treasured our ownership of the Kings and have had a great admiration for the fans and our team members," Gavin Maloof said in a prepared statement. "We would also like to thank Chris Hansen for his professionalism during our negotiation. Chris will be a great steward for the franchise."

    Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson had not commented on the news as of mid-morning. He has been working to assemble a rival ownership group that could buy the team and keep it here.


    Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/01/21/5128586/seattle-deal-for-kings-reported.html#storylink=cpy
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  2. Tman66

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    Should they be the Sonics? Or a new name?

    The Urban Hipsters? :dunno

    The Tall Machiattos?
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    I was living in Sac around 2003 when the Kings were making playoff runs, nothing quite as thrilling as a home game at Arco. Sad to see them go. What makes Seattle think they can support a team if they just lost one three or four years back?
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    My ill informed understanding is the team has support. What didn't have public support was the usual Billionaire support system of using public money to build an arena.

    That may (?) have changed.
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    Didn't mighty Bill Walton play in Seattle?
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