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A group led by investor Chris Hansen has a deal to buy the team. Hansen hoped to move the franchise to Seattle and rename it the SuperSonics. The original Sonics were moved to Oklahoma City in 2008 and were renamed the Thunder.
The Kings are staying in Sacramento, and Seattle will have to wait for another NBA franchise.
If the NBA Board of Governors denies the pending sale and relocation of the Sacramento Kings, the Seattle group seeking to purchase the franchise has a backup deal with the Maloof family.
Here they stay, for now.
The recommendation has been made, the vote is set and the Sacramento Kings seem all but assured of staying in California's capital city.
Here they stay.
A recommendation on the Kings' sale and possible move to Seattle could be issued as soon as next week and a final decision made early next month, ending a process NBA Commissioner David Stern called the most "wrenching" of his career.
The future home of the Kings may not be settled this month after all.
The man who's trying to bring the NBA's Sacramento Kings to Seattle says fans have requested 44,000 season tickets in the event the team actually relocates.
Mayor Kevin Johnson says Sacramento is back in the ballgame after announcing that two investors want to buy the NBA's Kings and build a downtown arena to stop the proposed move of city's only major league sports team to Seattle.
No new details on Sacramento against Seattle, though the next All-Star decision might be New York versus New York.
The clock is ticking for Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson's efforts to keep the Kings from moving to Seattle.
With one more procedural move, the Sacramento Kings took another step toward Seattle.
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Nearly five years after their colors, banners and history were packed away into storage and their franchise relocated, the SuperSonics are one significant step closer to returning to Seattle.
He said the Seattle ownership group had bought all of the needed property, had 100 percent of the private financing "committed and in place" and added that the environmental review process was further along.
News of the backup offer came after Hansen and Ballmer already upped the stakes on Friday when they announced they had increased the valuation of the Kings from $550 million to $625 million in another attempt to sway NBA owners to allow him to buy the franchise and move it to Seattle.