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Old 05-24-2013, 05:21 AM   #1
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Default New Kings owner personally calls some people to sell tickets

Vivek Ranadive, software tycoon, turned into a basketball ticket salesman today.

The prospective new lead owner of the Sacramento Kings took a 15-minute turn inside the Kings' ticket office this afternoon, phoning season-ticket holders to ask them to renew for the upcoming season.

He made four sales, in one case persuading a fellow Hindi speaker to double his commitment to a total of $20,944.

"Thank you sir," he told the purchaser, "and I look forward to seeing you opening night."

He told another fan who agreed to renew his season tickets: "I know where your seat is, I'll come say hello."

-- Sacramento Bee
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