Found March 27, 2013 on NESN.com:
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — With the clock clicking down, the Sacramento City Council took its last shot at keeping the Kings in California’s capital by approving a public-private deal Tuesday to build a new 18,500-seat arena and retail center downtown. Approval of the arena was the last step in what has been a full court press by mayor Kevin Johnson to keep the city’s only major league sports team from bolting to Seattle, where a new ownership group and arena deal awaits. He now must convince NBA owners to block the Maloof family from initiating the move, a deal made public in January. Since then, the mayor, himself a former NBA All-Star, has scrambled to assemble a group to buy the team, convince commissioner David Stern to consider a counter-offer, and get approval for the financial deal that would build a $448 million arena on the site of a shopping mall — a development many say will revitalize a  problem area in its bustling city core. Next week, Johnson will present the arena plan an...
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