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