It looks like Seattle will get NBA basketball again.
We are happy to announce that we have entered into a binding agreement with the Maloofs to purchase a controlling interest in the Sacramento Kings NBA franchise. The sale is obviously subject to approval by the NBA Board of Governors, and we look forward to working with the League in the coming months to consummate the transaction.
I’m glad for the city, and will probably go to a few games. And while I appreciate the potential problems with the location, there’s something magical about it being in walking distance of Downtown. I absolutely love walking or biking to Mariners games, and while the Sonics will play when it’s colder, it’s still a good brisk walk. The arena deal is about as good as we’re likely to get. So yes, it’s lovely that this happened.
But it’s also tough for Kings fans. We all know it’s tough to have your team taken away. So when you’re celebrating this, just remember the people who had to lose for us to gain.