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Sacramento City Council passes most important vote to keep Kings in town

I interviewed Carmichael Dave, the person most synonymous with Sacramento’s grassroots effort to keep their basketball team, way back on April 5, 2011. The Kings were all-but gone by most accounts, and I asked Dave what he thought the Kings’ chances of leaving were. 901 more words

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Maloofs move significantly to meet Sac's proposal, Kings fans provide political cover for arena deal to get done

In the end, it was about a city and its team, and the will to fight for what was theirs.

Kevin Johnson did the heavy lifting and the heavy hitters moved the ball forward, but it was the Sacramento Kings fans that gave the local politicians the will and the way to see the Kings arena deal to fruition. 684 more words

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Sacramento City Council votes 7-2 to go forward with next step in arena process

City council meetings can be dull, but the Sacramento City Council meeting on Tuesday to decide if the Kings should go forward with a key element of their plan to secure a new Entertainment and Sports Complex (ESC) was anything but. 1,527 more words

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Mayor Kevin Johnson releases arena funding report, will the Maloofs and NBA bite?

The plight of Kings fans, who came within an inch of losing their only major professional sports team, may be coming to a crossroads today, when the Think Big Sacramento coalition led by mayor Kevin Johnson releases their arena funding proposal to the public. 655 more words

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Study shows Sacramento arena would bring billions to surrounding area

While the NBA stumbles all over itself trying to divide up a multi-billion dollar pie, the folks in Sacramento are making moves to put their own pie into the oven. 475 more words

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Sacramento gets to keep Kings for now, but new building key

Champaign corks should be popping. Horns should be honking in downtown as people in cars shout “here we stay.” There should be spontaneous parties in the street. 696 more words

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Owners confirm Kings staying in Sacramento

UPDATE #2, 1:04 pm: Here is what George Maloof told the Associated Press.

“The mayor of Sacramento has told the NBA relocation committee that he will have a plan for a new arena within a year,” Maloof said Monday.

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