Statement from Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson #NBAKings
“In the last week, Sacramento has made tremendous progress towards our goal of building an irrefutable case to the NBA to keep the Sacramento Kings where they belong – in Sacramento.
"As I mentioned at my State of the City address, part of our strategy to keep the Kings is to have local ownership and keep the 7% currently in bankruptcy here in Sacramento. We are not surprised by the news that the Seattle group has made an offer to purchase the 7%.
"We knew this was going to happen and know exactly what our next steps are. We are playing to win."
-Mayor Kevin Johnson