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 […]

Mayor To Unveil New Renderings for Entertainment Sports Complex

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SACRAMENTO – Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will join Mayor Johnson to discuss the significant investments being made in job-creating infrastructure projects in Sacramento and around the country. Secretary LaHood will discuss high-speed rail in California and how President Obama’s commitment to high-speed rail is spurring American innovation and creating quality American jobs. Following […]