Found May 17, 2013 on NESN.com:
PLAYERS: David Stern
TEAMS: Sacramento Kings
A person familiar with the deal says the Maloof family has reached an agreement with a Sacramento group headed by TIBCO software tycoon Vivek Ranadive to sell a 65 percent controlling interest in the Kings at a total franchise valuation of $535 million. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press late Thursday night because they weren’t authorized to talk publicly, said there are about 30 investors in the group put together by Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, a former All-Star guard. An official announcement is expected Friday. The NBA is expected to officially approve the agreement next week. The person said the agreement has to be closed by May 31. On Wednesday, the NBA board of governors rejected a bid from a Seattle group that wanted to buy and move the franchise to the Pacific Northwest. The 22-8 vote killed a deal that would have sold a 65 percent controlling interest at a total franchise valuation of $625 million to a Seattle group led by investor Ch...
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