Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/13/12
Searching for a tenant to play in a proposed arena, the mayor of Virginia Beach, Va., said he recently met with representatives of an NBA team about moving their team his city. Mayor Will Sessions made the comments during a city council meeting Tuesday, but would neither name the team nor the officials he spoke with, according to the Sacramento Bee. Multiple news outlets in the Virginia Beach area reported the team was the Sacramento Kings, citing unnamed sources. Comcast-Spectacor is under discussions with the city council to build an arena in the Virginia Beach area. The Kings, who have not been able to get a new arena approved in the Sacramento area, have been tied to rumors of several potential new locations, including a proposed new arena in Seattle. A potential lease agreement between the franchise and Anaheim was reported in 2011. Sacramento mayor and former NBA star Kevin Johnson has worked diligently to keep the Kings in his city, but a proposed $391 million entertainment complex proposal fell apart in April and the relationship between the parties quickly soured. Johnson announced that there were "irreconcilable differences" over financing for the for the proposed downtown sports facility. Johnson said the Maloofs would not provide collateral to refinance their $67 million loan with the city and they would not agree to a 30-year lease at the new arena. Sessions said his meeting with team was preliminary. "The mayor said the team is interested, they think it is a good market," city spokesman Marc Davis said. But, he said, the mayor and team representatives have not discussed what it would take financially to move the team to Virginia Beach."
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

WATCH: Christian McCaffrey show early for Panthers against Packers

Bengals reportedly ‘caught off guard’ by news Marvin Lewis is leaving

Reports: Bengals would love to replace Marvin Lewis with Hue Jackson

Philip Rivers: Chargers 'kind of fell apart' against Chiefs

Report: Andrew Luck could have another surgery if he experiences pain

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Ezekiel Elliott filmed documentary while training in Mexico during suspension

Patriots' Kenny Britt expected to be active Sunday

Cardinals reportedly preparing for possibility of Bruce Arians retiring

Report: NFL taking over Richardson misconduct investigation

LeBron James isn’t letting age define him

Marvin Lewis reportedly planning to leave Bengals after season

Sports & Politics Intersect: Mr. Jones goes to Washington

The 'It's the most wonderful bowl of the year' quiz

NHL Weekender: Bolts keep striking, Preds on the hunt

Chargers are the AFC team no one wants to play in January

Donald Trump's quotes vs. the sports world in 2017

Five MLB teams that should trade for Manny Machado

The 'It's always chilly in Indiana' quiz

NFL puts safety entirely on players, again

Eight NFL teams who simply need to start over

Most important player on every team in each bowl matchup

NFL Week 15 Predictions

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Boogie, Z-Bo reach out and punch someone

Kings News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Sports & Politics Intersect: Mr. Jones goes to Washington

NHL Weekender: Bolts keep striking, Preds on the hunt

The 'It's the most wonderful bowl of the year' quiz

Donald Trump's quotes vs. the sports world in 2017

Chargers are the AFC team no one wants to play in January

The 'It's always chilly in Indiana' quiz

NFL puts safety entirely on players, again

Most important player on every team in each bowl matchup

NFL Week 15 Predictions

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Boogie, Z-Bo reach out and punch someone

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker