Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sacramento Kings owner says Kansas City return unlikely

Posted By on Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 11:00 AM

click to enlarge The NBA's Kings won't be balling in KC again.
  • The NBA's Kings won't be balling in KC again.

The owners of the Sacramento Kings are exploring their options, including moving their pro basketball franchise to a city with a new arena, according to Sports Illustrated.

Hey! We have a 3-year-old arena without a home team. How about it, Kings owner?


SI suggested Kansas City and the Sprint Center as a relocation option to Kings owner George

Maloof, who didn't waste any time shooting down the suggestion.

"Some

of it is the proximity. We live in Southern California and Las Vegas.

To fly to Kansas City is a little longer, a little further," Maloof

said. "Here is the thing. We have not given up on an arena in

Sacramento. The NBA is involved. They are going to get to a point and

they are going to let us know what the results are. At that point we are

going to decide whether to continue on to try to get a new arena or

continue on with what we have. It is all about timing. We are trying to

pull out of this crazy recession. That is how we look at it now."


It's really too bad because the Kings are building a

good, young team. Tyreke

Evans is going to be a superstar, and rookie center DeMarcus

Cousins out of Kentucky looks like a beast in the post.

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