The mood around the Maloofs is demonstrably upbeat, determined, collaborative, stoked in part by a warming relationship with the mayor, but also by the community’s renewed passion for the Kings.
According to Joe Maloof, there have been brisk season ticket sales and an encouraging response from business leaders; only one suite remains available for 2011-12.
“Who knows what can happen with the lottery?” Gavin Maloof asked. “We have cap space, three picks, two second-rounders. Everybody is going to be coming to us because they know we’re going to make moves.”