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Old 05-02-2011, 12:21 PM   #1
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Default 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.

Source: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/a...arena-nba.html

If not already posted, its official.... thank goodness!




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Old 05-02-2011, 12:41 PM   #2
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Now all they need is a new arena.
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Old 05-02-2011, 12:47 PM   #3
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Good, didn't need another franchise in so cal.
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Old 05-02-2011, 12:55 PM   #4
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Old 05-02-2011, 01:05 PM   #5
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Old 05-02-2011, 01:07 PM   #6
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good move by the maloofs. they would not have found a welcome home here in SoCal and I think they realized that.

Stay in sacto, where the fans love you and root for you... or wait a couple years as you build a arena in Vegas and then move there.
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Old 05-02-2011, 01:09 PM   #7
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Update: The Kings themselves have now confirmed this news:

http://www.insidehoops.com/blog/?p=7620
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Old 05-02-2011, 01:11 PM   #8
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Default Re: Kings end bid to move to Anaheim, will stay in Sacramento for 2011-12

For those in that area, what are your faults with Arco Arena? I ask this out of curiosity of course, not skepticism.
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Old 05-02-2011, 01:15 PM   #9
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Son...of...a...BlTCH!

Well, congrats Sac Town. I'm glad your owners did the right thing, even if my greedy as$ wanted a team closer to my hometown.
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Old 05-02-2011, 01:17 PM   #10
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For those in that area, what are your faults with Arco Arena? I ask this out of curiosity of course, not skepticism.
It's really old. It was built in 1988 and it only seats just over 17,000. Not enough seats, and it's just time for a new arena
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Old 05-02-2011, 01:20 PM   #11
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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.

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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.
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Old 05-02-2011, 01:23 PM   #12
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I'm glad they're staying in Sacramento. All they now need is new arena there.
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Old 05-02-2011, 01:38 PM   #13
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It's really old. It was built in 1988 and it only seats just over 17,000. Not enough seats, and it's just time for a new arena
Thank you (and also to BigKingsFan). I am hopeful that whichever type of arena they decide to eventually build, it may still somehow remain as loud and fun as Arco seemed to be in its hayday.
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Old 05-02-2011, 01:45 PM   #14
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In the press release from the Maloofs they said that the NBA has approved the move for the 2012 season if no arena deal is in place in time.
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:55 PM   #15
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This is HUGE.
Great great news but now KJ and the Sacrmento area has to deliver a new arena with in a year. It's all on them.

But big victory for small market clubs in the NBA there is hope after all.
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