Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson has worked feverishly to hold on to the Kings over the last few years and despite this weekend's agreement for the club to be sold to Seattle investors, Johnson is not ready to give up his fight. The mayor called a presser this afternoon to announce that he has put together a group of perspective owners and hopes to unfurl his plan in full soon, possibly by the end of the week, tweets David Aldridge of NBA.com.
Johnson originally hoped to line up three to five local owners for the Kings but in three days he has already found 19 people to commit at least $1MM to buying the team (Twitter link). There is a sense of urgency about the committee and Johnson says that he even 86'd plans to attend President Obama's inauguration to help put together the plan, Aldridge tweets.
You can check out the rest of today's news on the future of the Kings right here.