If you’ve been keeping up on the latest drama in the relation saga, you’re aware that the Maloof’s have ran into some pretty big snags – and we’re going to add another thanks to Comcast SportsNet California. The Kings regional television network has had a deal in place that paid the Kings just over 11 million dollars annually and much of reasoning behind the rumored move to So Cal was because of a new more lucrative television deal. However, according to Larry Eldridge, Vice President of Comcast SportsNet California – they’re more than willing to discuss a new, more financially stable deal for the Kings:
NBA officials declined to comment Thursday on the visit. However, Commissioner David Stern indicated last week that the league not only wants to know more about the level of corporate support in Sacramento but also will be scrutinizing the deal the Kings have fashioned in Anaheim. That includes the TV deal, considered a key financing stream for NBA teams.Adding to the drama Thursday, the general manager of the TV network that broadcasts Kings games, Larry Eldridge of Comcast SportsNet California, told The Bee that his station is willing to increase the value of its contract with the team if it stays in Sacramento.
I’m not saying the odds are stacking against the Maloof’s – okay, I am. Suck it, Modell’s. Err, Maloof’s.