Originally written on Crossover Chronicles  |  Last updated 11/16/14

We are one step closer to a resolution in the Sacramento Kings/Seattle SuperSonics saga after the NBA's relocation committee made a unanimous recommendation to deny the request to relocate the team to Seattle, according to several reports. This does not totally rule out the chance for relocation, but it would be pretty odd to see the NBA Board of Governors decide against a unanimous decision from the relocation committee. The Board of Governors will meet May 13 to formally vote on the matter.  The reaction from Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson came quick on Twitter and was obviously one of excitement. That's what I'm talking about SACRAMENTO!!!!! WE DID IT!!!!! — Kevin Johnson (@KJ_MayorJohnson) April 29, 2013 I've never been prouder of this city. I thank the ownership group, city leaders, but most of all the BEST FANS IN THE NBA!!! — Kevin Johnson (@KJ_MayorJohnson) April 29, 2013 The next question is whether there will be any sort of legal action taken by either the Hansen/Ballmer Seattle group or the Maloofs themselves. However, I am sure David Stern and Adam Silver will be quick to tell Hansen and Ballmer that they want them to be part of the league and will look at them and Seattle very favorably the next time a team is for sale. One fan base's good news is another fan base's bad news. Seattle's fan base has been hungry for a franchise since the Sonics left for Oklahoma City in 2008. They were very close to getting one now with the Maloofs accepting the Hansen group's bid to buy the team. Seattle fans will have to keep waiting unfortunately. But for now it is time for celebration in Sacramento, where a one pro team city looks like it will remain that way for several years to come. [follow]

1 Comment:
  • Clay Bennet stole the Sonics from Seatlle after he "gave his word" that the team would NOT BE RELOCATED - now he supports a decision to deny Seattle of obtaining a team, when the Seattle fans have always shown HUGE support of the NBA. I think it is fair to say that Stern absolutely hates Seattle - or maybe the other owners are afraid of a younger entrepreneur who knows how to make sound business decisions?? The team owners (including Bennett and Stern) should be ashamed of making a poor business decision. Clay Bennett should have ZERO say in this decision, seeing that he deceived the Seattle fan base when he bought the Sonics and said he would not relocate the team. what a lying piece of ****!
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