Found June 02, 2013 on That NBA Lottery Pick:

After officially selling the Sacramento Kings on Friday night, the long saga of the Maloof family and the Sacramento Kings finally came to an end. In probably an attempt to smooth things over with the local fan base, the Maloof family created the below full page advertisement thanking the fans of Sacramento for their continued support over the last fifteen years:   Clearly, any ill will can be solved by the creation of a full page newspaper advertisement. *** Maloofs posts full page advertisement [@EricWRose]


Sacramento Could Lose Kings If Arena Doesn't Open By 2017

The NBA has set "a series of benchmarks" for a new arena that the Sacramento Kings' new ownership group must meet in order to keep their team. The NBA has the option of pulling the Kings out of Sacramento and to arrange a sale to new owners if the deadlines are not met. The Ranadive group agreed to the deadlines in writing, David Stern said. Stern said that he expects...

Chris Wallace Likely To Be Hired By Kings For GM Job

The Sacramento Kings are likely to hire Chris Wallace as their next general manager. Wallace was perceived as the favorite for the job and his candidacy was apparently strengthened over the weekend. Travis Schlenk of the Golden State Warriors has also been a candidate, while Larry Bird, R.C. Buford and others apparently rebuked the Kings' interest. Wallace, who is still a member...

A new era is upon us. Where do the Kings go from here with the roster?

I've been looking forward to this post for awhile. (Not really.) Where do the Kings go from here? With the news of Michael Malone being hired yesterday (or presumed to start the process of Malone being hired within the next few days), and with the news of the sale officially closing, and with the news of Vivek Ranadive purchasing the 7% stake that Chris Hansen declined to follow...

Kings Considering Mullin, Dunleavy For GM Job As Search Opens

The Sacramento Kings have opened up their general manager search to Chris Mullin, according to sources. The Kings have already interviewed Chris Wallace, Travis Schlenk and Mike Dunleavy. League sources say there is hesitation from the Kings' ownership group to hire too many transplants from the Golden State Warriors following the decision to hire Mike Malone as head coach...

Geoff Petrie Maintaining Key Role Up To Draft

Until the Sacramento Kings hire a new general manager, Geoff Petrie will maintain a key role in directing the franchise leading up to the NBA draft. The Kings officially hired Mike Malone on Monday. "I just told (Petrie) how much I appreciate him sticking around because he knows the draft a lot better than I do," Malone said. "He's been studying these guys ....

Maloofs Had Previously Entertained Offer From Las Vegas Group

The Maloofs previously entertained an offer to sell the Sacramento Kings to a group seeking to relocate the franchise to Las Vegas. The other two serious offers were from a buyer promising to keep the team in Sacramento and the Hansen-Ballmer group. The only firm offer was from Hansen-Ballmer. The Vivek Ranadive-led group only came together after a deal was in place with the group...

Jerry West Refutes Notion Of Advising Kings

Jerry West is refuting the notion that he is advising the Sacramento Kings in their search for a new general manager. West is a highly paid advisor to the Golden State Warriors, the team that Vivek Ranadive previously co-owned. "For some reason, I've gotten two or three calls from people (wanting the job) saying that (they) want to get in front of him and could you help...

Kings of Deception

David Stern is all about leverage. (Credit) I’ve never been to Sacramento. I’ve never been further north in California than San Diego. I have no beef with the city; I’ve never even met anyone from it. I just know that Sacramento shouldn’t have an NBA team. If they did, they might also have an NFL or MLB team. Hell, an NHL team would suffice. There’s a reason no other...
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