Kings Staffers Author Novels

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SACRAMENTO – Darrin May and and Devin Blankenship work behind the scenes for the Sacramento Kings’ Media Relations Department. Among the various aspects of their communicative positions, they both have to deal with local and national media outlets as well as tend to the needs and personalities of professional basketball players. But for the last […]

Public Forums Set to Discuss Arena Financing Plans

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SACRAMENTO – Three public forums are scheduled to discuss the downtown arena financing plans. The first is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 21 at City Hall. The arena is the second part of the equation to convince the NBA Board of Governers to keep the Sacramento Kings in the place they have […]

Mayor Johnson Names Names for Kings During State of the City Address

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SACRAMENTO – Ending weeks of widespread speculation and rumors, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson told The OBSERVER that billionaire Ron Burkle and Mark Mastrov, the founder of 24-Hour Fitness, are the majority equity partners who will make a bid for the Sacramento Kings. “Yes, they are,” Johnson told The OBSERVER when asked if Burkle and Mastrov […]

Stern says Seattle Group Has Filed For Relocation For The Kings

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NEW YORK – With one more procedural move, the Sacramento Kings took another step toward Seattle. NBA Commissioner David Stern said Wednesday night that the Seattle group led by Chris Hansen and Steve Ballmer, which recently reached an agreement to purchase the Kings, has formally filed for relocation with the league. Stern spoke in Minneapolis […]

KJ Introduces Local Ownership Group Interested In Buying The Kings

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SACRAMENTO – Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson warned the citizens of Seattle not to celebrate too early over the recent news that the Sacramento Kings have been sold to play in their city. Johnson assembled a group of 20 local business leaders — including African American physician Dr. Nate Allen — who are committed to keeping […]

Maloofs Agree to Sell The Kings to Seattle Group

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SEATTLE — Nearly five years after their colors, banners and history were packed away into storage and their franchise relocated, the SuperSonics are one significant step closer to returning to Seattle. And the Kings are on the edge of leaving Sacramento. All that appears to stand in the way now is approval by NBA owners. […]

Kings Are For Sale. But Relocation Far From Certain

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SACRAMENTO – With rumors flying around that an investor has inquired about purchasing the Sacramento Kings and moving the team out of the city, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said mid-week, that he is putting together a group to also make a bid for the team that’s been in Sacramento for the last 27 years. Swirling […]

Bye Bye Power Balance. Sleep Train Arena is the New Home of the Kings

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SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Kings and Sleep Train Mattress Centers today announced a new, multi-year strategic marketing partnership to include venue naming rights for the Sacramento Kings home arena, host to hundreds of events annually—headlined by NBA basketball, high-profile concerts, family-themed shows and cultural experiences. “On behalf of the entire Sacramento Kings organization, we are […]

Arena Approved: Kings to Stay in Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO – One week after city of Sacramento officials and the owners of the Sacramento Kings agreed to finance a new entertainment and sports complex in the downtown railyards, the City Council voted 7-2 in favor of non-binding funding model to move the project forward. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and council members Steve Cohn, Angelique […]

DeMarcus Cousins To Join Other “Rising Stars” At NBA All-Star Weekend

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NEW YORK – Sacramento’s own DeMacus Cousins will join All-Star Blake Griffin and rookie guards Kyrie Irving and Ricky Rubio to headline the list of 18 players chosen for the Rising Stars Challenge to be held during All-Star weekend. In this year’s new format, first- and second-year players will be mixed in the game on […]