Kings end bid to move to Anaheim, will stay in Sacramento for 2011-12
Despite months of negotiations with Anaheim arena officials that pushed the Sacramento Kings to the brink of relocating in Anaheim, the Maloof family has at least temporarily abandoned its plans to move to Orange County because of opposition to the move by the NBA.
Officials from Anaheim Arena Management, which had been in relocation negotiations with the Maloofs since September, were told of the family's decision early Monday morning.
The NBA is expected to issue a statement Monday morning announcing that the franchise will remain in Sacramento and not submit an application to move by Monday's twice-delayed relocation deadline. A statement from the Kings is expected to follow.
Re: Kings end bid to move to Anaheim, will stay in Sacramento for 2011-12
Originally Posted by Rake2204
For those in that area, what are your faults with Arco Arena? I ask this out of curiosity of course, not skepticism.
It's a run down arena, the NCAA didn't even want to host games here during the tourney because it's a POS.
good move by the maloofs. they would not have found a welcome home here in SoCal and I think they realized that.
The Maloof wanted to move but had to pulled out in the final minute because of the disapproval by the NBA and they knew they wouldn't have enough votes. They came out looking bad in this, and it's going to take a while to repair their image with Sacramento.