December 17, 2011; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob (left) poses for a photo with Sacramento Kings owners Joe Maloof (center) and Gavin Maloof (right) before the game at ORACLE Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

Maloof Family To Meet With Mayor Johnson Today Over Arena Talks

Any way you look at it, talks are good, so it’s with welcome ears that a confirmed report of their soon to be meeting today will take part today, according to Sam Amick:

With Sacto arena situation still in limbo, source says members of Maloof family that owns the Kings will meet with Mayor Kevin Johnson & in Sacramento on Thursday. George Maloof has been leading his family’s talks. According to The Bee, minority owner John Kehriotis & senior VP of biz ops John Rhinehart will likely attend. The sides have been talking again after their PR war, but the time has come for substantive discussions. This meeting will say a lot about which direction this is headed.

With the mud slinging between the two sides slowly beginning to fade, the realization that advanced talks need to begin are setting in on both sides. While little progress on the arena front was made in the short meeting between Mayor Johnson and George Maloof in Vegas, it’s expected (maybe hoping) that more concrete issues will be ironed out with this meeting.

Hopefully both sides will be able to come out of the meeting with a smile on their face, giving King fans something to be happy about as another disappointing season comes to an end later tonight against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Go out on top, boys.

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