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
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.
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.