27 results for month: 04/2011

Maloofs meet with Burkle…free money if the Kings stay?

Fox40's Jim Crandell had some rather intriguing things to share during Thursday night's 10 o'clock news.  Follow this link and find out more about a meeting that took place on Thursday between Ron Burkle and the Maloof family as well as the private finance firm that is ready to match any offer made by Henry Samueli if it means ... More

Samueli offers to buy minority stake in Kings.

According to Randy Youngman of the OC Register, in a last ditch effort to lure the Maloof family and their NBA team to Anaheim, Henry Samueli is not only pledging to increase his $50 million personal loan to $75 million, but he is also offering to purchase a minority stake in the club. The NBA relocation committee has ... More

The news keeps coming- Maloofs told to stay put.

Tony Bizjak, Ryan Lillis and Dale Kasler of the Sacramento Bee continued their fine reporting, dropping this little tid bit on our door step this morning: The Kings owners expressed appreciation for local businesses that have pledged $10 million in sponsorship support for next year, but also shared concerns about whether ... More

Is Burkle still an option?

Over the last few weeks, we have seen so many twists and turns in the Sacramento Kings relocation saga that you can only wonder what is next.  Often the most interesting parts, as this story has unfolded, has been the value of small details.  Thrown into yesterday's story regarding the meeting between Sacramento business ... More

It’s Anaheim’s turn…to answer the call?

Randy Youngman of the OC Register is reporting this morning that a conference call is set for today between Clay Bennett, owner of the Oklahoma City Thunder and chairman of the NBA's relocation committee, the Maloof family who own majority interest in the Sacramento Kings, and Henri Samueli's Anaheim Arena Management company ... More

Steinberg relocation bill passes first obstacle.

Thanks to the Sacramento Bee, we have learned that California Senate President Pro Tem, Darrell Steinberg, received the necessary three votes to get his "Kings Bill" or Senate Bill 652 through its first political hoop today.  Clearly intended to complicate the Sacramento Kings' move to Anaheim, the bill would force a Califor... More

Sacramento businesses sign on the dotted line.

The ground swell in Sacramento continued today as local business leaders met with Mayor Kevin Johnson, Matt Mahood, the President and CEO of the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce, and the NBA's Team Marketing and Business Operations (TMBO), a group led by NBA official Chris Granger.  Granger is known as the NBA's marketing ... More

NBA coming back tomorrow…they want commitments.

As first reported by News 10's Ryan Yamamoto, the NBA will be back in Sacramento tomorrow, they want to meet the 30+ new sponsors that Mayor Kevin Johnson has lined up ... and they want them to bring their check books.  Members from the NBA's "team marketing and business operations department" (thanks, Sam Amick) are looking ... More

Will the Maloof’s be welcomed back?

While fans wait for confirmation of yesterday's LA Times article that the Sacramento Kings will indeed be back next season, a new question is being tossed around - will the fans welcome back the Maloof family or has that ship sailed? The Associated Press quoted Joe Maloof as saying, “We’ve tried and tried again, in ... More

Kings/KJ respond to the LA Times report.

The Sacramento Kings have released an official media statement, refuting the LA Times report that a decision has been made about their relocation plans. SACRAMENTO, CA, April 22, 2011 -- “We await the results of the fact-finding visit that the NBA made to Sacramento the past two days. We have not made a decision with ... More