Latest On Sacramento Arena Plan

The Maloof family is expected to address the NBA's Board of Governors at about 1:00pm Sacramento time today, outlining their dissatisfaction with the "term sheet" that was approved by the city of Sacramento in March, reports Dale Kasler of the Sacramento Bee. As the Kings' owners prepare to present their case, here are the latest links on the Sacramento arena deal:

  • Fox40 Sacramento sports director Jim Crandell reports (via Twitter) that Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson is expected to fly to New York to join the meetings between the Maloofs and the NBA.
  • 25 Sacramento business people have formed a group to push for new owners to replace the Maloofs, according to a Sacramento Bee report. The group, which includes developers, restaurant owners, and downtown business owners, will send a letter to the NBA today, asking the league to consider new ownership for the Kings.
  • Ailene Voisin of the Bee says that when the Maloofs make their argument today, their fellow owners need to contribute, commissioner David Stern needs to "table his temper," and the Kings' owners need to be receptive.
  • Tom Ziller of wonders how Stern and the NBA will solve the mess that the Kings' arena deal has become.

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