Apr 17, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings fans Peter Masih (left) and Bik Dosanjh (right) hold up signs before the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Sleep Train Arena. The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Sacramento Kings 112-108. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

NBA BOG To Vote On Fate Of Sacramento Kings On May 15th


Finally, the date is announced and it’s only 3 days short of when they were originally supposed to vote. This is finally something we’ve been waiting to hear on for awhile. Thanks to Dale Kasler of The Sacramento Bee for breaking the news. Just a reminder, the NBA Relocation Committee voted to deny the move, which is just a recommendation. Those 7 owners can still change their vote if they need to. Chris Hansen and Steve Ballmer are going to use every option they have at their disposal. They are continuing to try and convince NBA owners until the May 15th vote in Dallas. Nobody has reported where in Dallas they’ll meet, which comes as no surprise. The last thing people want is Reporters and Fans from both cities.

Bd of Governors will meet in person May 15 in Dallas to decide #NBAKings issue.

There is a report by the Sacramento Bee that says the Sacramento potential ownership group put down half of their bid in escrow, but a lawsuit may be coming. It remains to be seen if anything will come of the lawsuit. Just like the lawsuits in Seattle, i see no impact them and clearly the NBA isn’t worried.

http://www.sacbee.com/2013/05/03/5393349/sacramento-investors-make-deposit.html

The group that is suing Sacramento, due to the Arena plan says that they are withholding specific documents. The group’s lawyers, Patrick Soluri and Jeffrey Anderson, said the city ignored their request for documents under the Public Records Act. They say those documents will show that Mayor Kevin Johnson, City Manager John Shirey and other officials added secret giveaways that propel the subsidy well beyond $258 million.

Another huge piece of news is that The Sacramento group, led by software tycoon Vivek Ranadive, told the NBA it would accept fewer revenue-sharing dollars while the team was still playing at Sleep Train Arena. Once the team moves into the proposed downtown arena, the Kings would take no money at all. The arena is supposed to open in 2016.
Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/05/06/5398439/sacramento-kings-dallas-ranadive.html#storylink=cpy

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  • Carol Murray

    Why should the NBA be worried? The current group let a bunch of mid-Western sleezes steal the team from Seattle by mealy mouthing promises they never meant to keep. The same partial, prejudiced Commissioner who hates the NW, and let the Oklahoma group walk, is still in charge. Why evaluate the two offers fairly when you have the Commissioner in your pocket? The whole things is shameful, a slap in the face of every Seattle fan. Hopefully, the next time that jerk of a Commissioner comes to Seattle, he will be met with the rotten tomatoes that he truly deserves. So much for neutrality. And, of course, the fact that one City has to be sacrificed out of the greed by owners is just the icing on the cake.