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- Sacramento parking spaces and garages have emerged as a potential game-changer in the battle to build a new arena. However, new findings reported by the Sacramento Bee's Ryan Lillis, Dale Kasler and Tony Bizjak suggest they may not be as valuable as the city originally hoped. "But with a pivotal City Council decision on the deal scheduled in less than two weeks, city officials say those parking spots may not be as valuable as originally hoped. City Manager John Shirey told The Bee on Thursday that the assessed value of the city's parking facilities is lower than officials' early 'hopes or expectations.' The recent estimates came from financial consultants at Bank of America. Multiple sources familiar with the details of the project told The Bee this week that the city may be able get $200 million – or slightly more – in upfront cash by leasing its parking operations to a private company. That would include 7,200 spaces in garages, 5,500 on-street spaces and parking citation revenue. Shirey would not confirm that figure, but he said the new estimates are lower than originally believed. Officials have never said publicly what their early estimates were."
Kings.com provides video of the media session after the jump. But before that, here are a few highlights.
- Garcia said he kept in touch with his teammates during the lockout. He said he believes Tyreke Evans and Jason Thompson will be back in Sacramento on Monday and thinks DeMarcus Cousins will be back Tuesday. Garcia also spoke to Samuel Dalembert today and would like to see the Haitian center back in a Kings uniform this year.
- Garcia was in the Dominican Republic for most of the lockout. He did attend one the union meetings in New York.
- Garcia on being the first King to return. "It's been a long time. Actually, it feels like a couple years since we've been back."
Donté Greene this afternoon for his take on the tentative end of the NBA lockout. Thoughts on what's transpired over the last 24 hours? I'm happy, pleased. Looks like we have a fair deal in place. So just looking to get back out there and be playing and hanging with my teammates. Have you received any messages from the leadership of the dissolved players unions? Nah, no emails or phone calls quite yet. I don't think it's a done deal for sure. Nothing has been signed to my knowledge. But I believe they're happy with the agreement in place and probably are looking to sign and definitely going to sign. ... More
Jason Thompson and picked his brain earlier today on the good news. Your initial reaction to the news. It's a good relief that we're not unemployed and that we got our jobs back and what better day to start than on Christmas. They say it's tentative right now, but obviously it's good to have hope. It's going to be good to be around teammates and things like that (again). How did you first hear the news? I mean just like I was telling people. I heard it through ESPN and stuff like that. I was out to eat and then I just saw it on the news. ... More
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Is it true The lockout over ?
The lockout OVER no more peanut better n jelly sandwiches n Ramen noodlleeee