The Kings owners, the Maloof family AKA the MaGoofs, said yes with a bit TV event and all the smiles possible. Just months later they said “No” leaving Sacramento upset, fans unhappy and a very pissed off NBA Commissioner , David Stern!
A lot of people believe the answer to that question is yes.
Aside from the owner of the Sacramento Bee, who also owns the Pittsburg Pirates and the MLB team just down the road looking for a place to play other than the Oakland area and unable to go South of San Francisco because the Giants say “no”….
“Sacramento must seize control of its own future,” Johnson said. “We cannot rely on others, or wait for something to come along….”
It is definitely complicated, but Sacramento could keep the Kings and attract a baseball team down the road. I believe that having a stadium here could make the Maloofs change their mind about leaving town…if that is what they want to do.