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Viewpoints: Arena consultant contracts and development team approved by city council

Sacramento City Council voted 7-2 in favor of paying consultants to explore funding options for a new entertainment-and-sports complex.  They also tabbed David Taylor and the ICON Venue Group to be the arena's official development team.  Below are a few takes on last night's meeting and perhaps on where the city goes from ... More

AEG confirms interest in Sacramento arena

Anschutz Entertainment Group has been in the conversation for quite some time as a potential operator of the proposed entertainment-and-sports complex.  Now its interest is no longer speculation.  From the Sacramento Bee: "We have made the mayor aware that … any assistance he would like to ask us for, we would be interes... More

Sacramento proposes to spend half-million on arena consultants

Multiple news outlets have reported that the city of Sacramento will have to spend $555,000 over the next six months on consultants advising the funding process for a new entertainment-and-sports complex.  The Sacramento Bee tells us where the money is coming from: The funding would come from the city's parking division ... More

Jimmer Fredette’s All-Star exhibition tips off at 6 pm PST

From BYU TV: Basketball fans across the country are gearing up for the Jimmer's All-Stars Presented by Zions Bank exhibition game being played Thursday, September 22. The game will air live on BYUtv at 7pm MT. You can also watch the game online at http://byutv.org/watch/livetv. The game will take place at the Marriott ... More

Marcus Thornton discredits Maccabi rumor, dissects Kings pre-lockout deals

I caught up with Marcus Thornton for SLAM today.  He says he has no idea where the report of him declining a lucrative Maccabi Tel Aviv offer came from.  But he is considering overseas options and has received some offers in China and Spain.  Thornton and his agent continue to watch what progress is or isn't made in lockout ... More

Derek Fisher addresses latest labor talk hearsay

Following Tuesday's meeting between the players union and NBA officials, CBA negotiations seemed to take a turn for the worst.  However, union president Derek Fisher wants to set the record straight.  So in a letter obtained by Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick,  the Laker guard addressed each member of the NBPA on the direct... More

News aplenty: Vegas League attendance dwindles, lockout reigns and arena plan moves forward

Lots of news on the lockout and arena fronts from the past two days... Las Vegas fall league opens Despite the hype from Phoenix Suns swingman Jared Dudley, the crowds so far haven't shown up for the Impact Competitive Training Series.  Here's an image from yesterday before game 1 at the Impact Training Facility (via Ben ... More

Isaiah Thomas speaks on lockout from Las Vegas League

Life as a rookie during the NBA lockout.  From ESPN: On the other end is Isaiah Thomas, the rookie from the University of Washington. He's still waiting for his first NBA game -- and first NBA paycheck. He's here, but it's not like he hasn't played with NBA players before; he regularly hoops with locals such as Jason ... More

Updated Las Vegas league competitors list includes Isaiah Thomas

Looks like two of the newest Kings, J.J. Hickson and Isaiah Thomas will start building chemistry together in Las Vegas.  Here's an updated list of players participating in the Impact Basketball Competitive Training Series. Chauncey Billups Al Harrington Kyle Lowry Dahntay Jones James Anderson Marreese Speights M... More

Kings release statement on Think Big Sacramento’s latest arena report

This is reaction from the organization in general, via press release: "The Kings organization views The Nexus Report as a very positive step toward the goal of a new entertainment and sports complex that will bring substantial economic benefits to the entire region and we hope will enable the team to continue playing in ... More