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Topic - Joe Maloof
A new owner is in place. A new coach is on the way. And for the first time in 14 years, Sacramento Kings fans can celebrate a new era.
Skateboarders from around the globe rolled into Washington on Sunday to compete for one of the sport's biggest cash prizes and properly scuff up the city's newest skate park.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson accomplished the seemingly impossible, persuading the NBA and the Kings to stay in his city for at least one more year.
Kings co-owner Joe Maloof told The Associated Press that the NBA club will remain in Sacramento for at least one more season to give Mayor Kevin Johnson a chance to follow through on his promise for a new arena.
The Kings and the NBA gave Sacramento one last chance to prove it deserves to be an NBA city.
Sacramento Kings owner Joe Maloof made his first public comment about his franchise's possible relocation to Anaheim on Monday night, criticizing a letter sent between the cities' governments.
"The success of the Sacramento Kings has been due largely in part to the dedication and enthusiasm of our team members, coaches, players, and fans," Joe Maloof said. "Since our family has owned the franchise, the people of Sacramento have warmly brought the Kings into their hearts and for that we will always be grateful. As we look forward to an exciting new chapter in our family business enterprise, we will never forget the people of Sacramento and everything they have done for the Kings organization."
"We're able to connect with cities because we leave something of great value to the kids," he said. "Next year we'll refurbish it and add more obstacles. This park gives them a place to go."