Found January 28, 2013 on
Oregon Sports News:
It appears that a deal has been inked to return basketball to Seattle (where it rightly belongs), leaving even fewer reasons to visit Sacramento. The Maloof family, owners of the Sacramento Kings, struck a deal to offload the franchise for $525 million to a group of investors led by Seattle-based hedge fund manager Chris Hansen and Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer.
This would be an apt time for the financially beleaguered Maloofs to toss the Kings north to Seattle. Not only are the Maloofs looking to bolster their cash flow due to poor investments and mismanagement; according to the ESPN 2012 Ultimate Team Rankings, in just 9 years, the Sacramento Kings, under ownership of the Maloofs, have dropped from #4 to #121 out of 122 sports franchises based on a number of categories including Ownership (ranking dead last), Stadium Experience and Fan Relations. Maybe a contributing factor to the fledgling Kings was the fact that the Kings play in an arena called “Sleep T...
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Since 2008, scorned Sonics fans have been routinely spotted at various Oklahoma City Thunder games, providing constant reminders of the franchise’s previous existence. Fast forward five years, and the seemingly perpetually-in-limbo Sacramento Kings are facing a similar fate of the old Sonics, as Bay Area hedge fund manager Chris Hansen recently struck an agreement with the Maloof...
kings 96 wizards 94
1/28/2013 - Verizon Center, Washington, DC
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(Photo by Ned Dishman)
This is a no brainer, It has to be Emeka Okafor. The dude once again was lights out. 23 points and 15 rebounds on 9/13 shooting. Considering how dominant he was in the first quarter, I’m a little surprised that Wittman and the...
Isaiah Thomas made a floater with a second to play, capping a seesaw finish as the Sacramento Kings broke a four-game losing streak with a 96-94 win over the Washington Wizards on Monday night.
Thomas dribbled down the clock after the Wizards tied the game on Martell Webster's short jumper with 7.9 seconds to play, then drove down the middle and put the ball in with a soft touch...
WASHINGTON -- With defenders unable to slow down the shortest player on the floor late in the game, logic dictated Isaiah Thomas would help the Sacramento Kings crown the Wizards once again. Recognizing a one-on-one matchup in his favor with the score tied, the 5-foot-9 guard did exactly that. Thomas scored 10 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and made the winning floater...
With the game tied at 94, Kings point guard Isaiah Thomas sunk a game-winning floater to give Sacramento a 96-94 victory over the Wizards: