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 ... 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 ... More

LA Times reporting that Kings expected to stay in Sacramento.

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives....(key music) Things are about to get crazy here in Sacramento.  Mark Hailer and Lance Pugmire of the LA Times are reporting:   NBA officials now expect the Kings to play next season in Sacramento, league executives told ... More

An interesting evening.

After spending most of yesterday following Kings news as it flowed freely through twitter and updating you, the readers of Cowbell Kingdom, I decided to go out and blow off a little steam.  Ella, one of Sacramento's finest culinary establishments, decided to take part in yesterday's Here We ... More

Maloofs to meet with NBA officials in Sacramento.

According to our friend Sam Amick over at SI.com via twitter:   @sam_amick Sam Amick Being told the Maloofs will meet with the NBA team - OKC owner Clay Bennett and league counsel Harvey Benjamin - tomorrow morning in Sacto. Sacramento officials have done a great job changing ... More

More good news out of Sacramento.

Ryan Lillis and Tony Bizjak of the Sacramento Bee are reporting that the NBA will be back in Sacramento next week to further investigate the now $9.2 million in new corporate sponsorship money that Mayor Kevin Johnson is claiming to have in his back pocket. In a further indication that the NBA is ... More


KHTK 1140's Mark Kriedler via twitter is reporting that the group led by Rob Stutzman has the necessary signatures to block the City of Anaheim from issuing $75 million in bonds that were going to pay for $25 million in renovations to the Honda center as well as $50 million to the Maloof family ... More

The Sacramento Kings….of Sacramento?

Big props to the excellent reporting of SI.com's Sam Amick who has a couple of major tidbits to share about the Sacramento Kings' relocation situation.  First up, the Anaheim grass is not looking so green on the TV front. The plan as presented in New York included a possible partnership worth ... More

The calm before the storm.

Everyday has been a new adventure here in Sacramento.  Yesterday, news broke that Thunder Valley, one of Sacramento's largest Indian casinos, has pledged $1 million to Kevin Johnson's growing $8 million corporate war chest. Mayor Johnson seems prepped and ready for the task at hand, maybe even ... More

Show me the numbers.

Thanks to Street and Smiths Sports Business Journal Daily (SBJ) staff writers John Ourand and David Broughton, and the always thorough work of our friend Tom Ziller over at Sactown Royalty, we now have a better idea of what kind of television market the Sacramento area has to offer versus Anaheim... More