7 results for tag: Rob McAllister

Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 78: Rob McAllister on Kings bankruptcy hearing, Phil Oates on Mark Mastrov meeting

Dissecting the week's events in the Sacramento Kings relocation saga. More

Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 29: Arena Chat with Rob McAllister

KFBK reporter Rob McAllister provides an update on progress made in the entertainment and sports complex project. More

Arena: Sacramento hotels willing to kick in on project

The local hotel industry is offering its help to the Sacramento arena project. More

Why Be An NBA Coach?

Following the recent firing of Kings head coach Paul Westphal, CK contributor Rob McAllister wonders: is coaching in the NBA really worth the trouble? More

Free Doesn’t Mean Easy

Missed free throws drive fans crazy. More

With lockout almost over, Sacramento and NBA ramp up arena negotiations

Now that the five-month work stoppage is nearing an end, the NBA is fully reengaging itself in arena talks with the city.  From Rob McAllister of KFBK Radio: “We’d be only kidding ourselves, we knew the commissioner’s plate was full,” said Mayor Kevin Johnson on how talks had been going with the league. Now, ... More

Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 19: KFBK Report Rob McAllister on Nexus Report

KFBK reporter Rob McAllister joins us on this week's podcast and discusses Think Big Sacramento's unveiling of the Nexus Report. Highlights
  • Parking may play a major factor in paying for the proposed entertainment-and-sports complex. McAllister:  "It'll be interesting to see what kind of rate will be negotiated and what kind of company would want to take that on, knowing that they would have put up a big chunk of money up front.  And these days, are there are lot of parking operating companies that have that kind of cash?  I just don't know.  I think we'll have to wait and see who's in line to do that."
  • EB-5 is a creative and little-known option Think Big has put on the table.  But it's also controversial.  Why?  "During the late 90s and early 2000s, it was just a way for basically (immigrant) investors to get in (the country), they could kind of bypass a lot of things and these projects would fall apart.  They weren't managed correctly.  It was just really a lack of oversight."  McAllister adds "It's not a perfect system, but I think they've (the feds) gotten a little bit better handle on it in the last few years than the previous 20 that it was operating."
  • Out of all the funding options presented, McAllister thinks parking and land sales could be the top moneymakers.  But he also adds "...hopefully the (real estate) market rebounds.  Sacramento's real estate is very poor.  It's one of the worst in the state and the country.  This is not the time you want to be selling property.  This is the time you'd want to buy."
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