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Audio: Arena financing Q&A, including Mayor Kevin Johnson on Maloofs involvement

At the conclusion of Think Big Sacramento's presentation of the Nexus Report at today's Sacramento Press Club luncheon, speakers took questions.  Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson was asked by Press Club President Rich Ehisen on the Maloofs' involvement in the process. I think that...I have to be very fair to the Maloofs.  I ... More

100-day arena study concludes with unveiling of Nexus Plan

The Think Big Sacramento Committee just wrapped up their presentation of the Nexus Report to the Sacramento Press Club.  You can read the entire report here (PDF format).  In summation, the report suggests that the development costs be divvied up three ways between private entities (the NBA, the Kings and an arena operator), ... More

J.J. Hickson only King expected to play in Vegas “Competitive Training Series”

Updated 2:00 pm with some new info from ProBasketball Talk. According to both Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld and Phoenix Suns swingman Jared Dudley, via a report from Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic, J.J. Hickson appears to be the only King participating in Impact Basketball's two-week long "Competitive Training Series". ... More

SI’s Sam Amick on Impact Basketball’s Vegas League

In case you missed it, last week we conducted a round-table panel with Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated and Aaron Bruski of NBC Sports on the Cowbell Kingdom Podcast.  Before we jumped into opinionated discussion, I asked Sam if there were any new developments in next week's Impact Basketball Las Vegas League. It's coming ... More

Arena Chat: Johnson, Steinberg and Lehane Q&As with USA Today

As the 100-day study period nears its end, Think Big Sacramento is ramping up publicity for Thursday's unveiling of arena financing options.  Yesterday, Mayor Kevin Johnson wrote a guest piece for NBA.com's Morning Tip with David Aldridge.  And in today's USA Today, the mayor, Senator Daryl Steinberg and Think Big Executive ... More

Mayor Kevin Johnson talks arena on David Aldridge’s Morning Tip

Outside of ESPN's Kings-focused 5-on-5 roundtable, the relocation/arena efforts haven't garnered much national attention since the team's decision to stay in May.  With some help from Turner Sports' David Aldridge, Mayor Kevin Johnson took some time to update the region's efforts to build a new entertainment-and-sports complex ... More

Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 17: Alex Kennedy, Hoopsworld

Reports surfaced this week that a number NBA players will descend upon Las Vegas in a few weeks to play in a pro-only summer league.  Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld broke the news first and he joins us on the Cowbell Kingdom podcast today. Highlights
  • Kennedy says they're still assembling the rosters and ironing out some of the final details.  They're not quite sure who will be participating yet.  But you can expect Kings big man J.J. Hickson to play, since he's been training in Las Vegas this entire offseason.
  • Who came up with the idea for this league?  Kennedy believes Joe Abunassar, head trainer at the Impact Training Facility in Las Vegas.  Jared Dudley of the Phoenix Suns also has played a role in organizing this early September basketball league.
  • Will players will be paid to play?  "They've come to the understanding that they're not going to make any money off this," says Kennedy.
Join Alex in his weekly Hoopsworld chat today at 12 pm PST.
  Listen after the jump... ... More

Isaiah Thomas, J.J. Hickson and Tyreke Evans to participate in Vegas league?

The lockout has put the NBA offseason calendar on hold.  But it hasn't stopped basketball from being played.  Last weekend, DeMarcus Cousins put in work in the Drew League vs. Goodman League showdown.  And just yesterday, Jimmer Fredette announced a two-game exhibition showcase in Utah featuring some of his fellow 2011 ... More

ESPN 5-on-5: Previewing the Sacramento Kings

The ESPN 5-on-5 roundtable has been rolling out individual team previews lately and today it was Kings turn to hit the circuit.  Here is a snippet. 4. Fact or Fiction: Sacramento's pre-lockout trades were smart moves. Joe Gerrity, Hornets 24/7: Fiction. Acquiring Hickson for Casspi was a positive move, but the rest of ... More

Video: DeMarcus Cousins thinks more players will head overseas if lockout extends

Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins made the following remark in a video featuring press conference footage and game highlights from last weekend's Kentucky vs. Dominican Republic exhibition. "You gotta take advantage of it. More time to work on your game. I mean, as of right now, a lot of us are just waiting it out. But I mean the ... More