Arena: Kevin Johnson meets with George Maloof in Las Vegas

As first reported by the Sacramento Bee, Mayor Kevin Johnson flew to Las Vegas today to meet with Kings’ co-owner George Maloof in an attempt to revive talks on the proposed downtown arena deal.

Maloof Family spokesperson Eric Rose issued the following the statement:

This afternoon Mayor Kevin Johnson had a meeting at the Palms Hotel and meet with George Maloof for nearly an hour.  The meeting was cordial; however, nothing definitive resulted from the meeting.  The Maloof family will not have any further comments on the meeting.

According to the Bee, Johnson and Maloof had been exchanging texts the past few days, attempting to coordinate their schedules for a meeting.

Johnson is expected to be back in Sacramento to attend tonight’s Kings’ game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.  The franchise is honoring the 50th anniversary of hall of fame guard Oscar Robertson’s triple-double season.


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