Found April 11, 2013 on Crossover Chronicles:
The potential move of the Sacramento Kings has been a long, winding process that has now involved fans in Sacramento, Anaheim, Seattle and, for a hot minute, Virginia Beach. Presumably it will come to a resolution next week when the NBA Board of Governors decides whether to approve the Kings move to Seattle. The Kings' current owners, the Maloof family, have stayed out of the fight for the team, letting the Seattle and Sacramento groups sweeten the deal ever so slightly. Now, according to various sources including the Sacramento Business Daily and ESPN, the Maloofs are asking for some non-refundable money from the Sacramento group led by Vivek Ranadive. $30 million to be exact. The same $30 million they reportedly got from the Seattle group led by Steve Hansen. If they do not, the Maloofs will not negotiate with the Ranadive group says the reports. The Maloofs can say whatever they like, but they lost their leverage in these negotiations when they agreed to sell to Han...
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