April 26, 2012; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings owners Phil Maloof, George Maloof and Gavin Maloof stand up after the win over the Los Angeles Lakers at Power Balance Pavilion. The Sacramento Kings defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 113-96. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Yahoo Sports - Sacramento Kings Will File For Relocation Before March 1st Deadline


While Sacramento King fans continue to duck and dodge the punches of major media, throwing hay-makers of their own, it appears some of the biggest names in the NBA rumor mill (David Aldridge, as Marilyn pointed out earlier, and Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski) continue to stomp on the hopes of purple and black faithful.

The most recent of those comes from a Wojnarowski piece where he, according to his sources, says the Kings will indeed file for relocation before mid-March deadline:

The Kings have yet to file for relocation to Seattle, but will do so before the March 1 deadline to insure that the franchise can play the 2013-14 season in Seattle’s KeyArena, sources said. The Seattle group plans to use KeyArena for two seasons until the completion of a new Seattle arena could be completed.

Wojo continues in his piece that the sale, while not complete, did get far enough in the advanced talks to bring the NBA’s relocation committee in on the proposed sale – the Hansen group along with the Maloof’s and the NBA having a conference call last Tuesday.

Of course, since that call, much has changed – from King fans storming the internet to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson putting together group(s) to potentially keep the Kings in Sacramento, so the news – while fresh – is still a bit stale given what has taken place in the time since the call.

It’s going to be a wild few months, King fans.

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  • http://twitter.com/patrick330i Patrick D

    The NBA is a horrible league. Sac did what it was supposed to in order to get the arena deal done, even if it took them 10 years they still got it done, only to have the Maloofs blow that deal up. And now the NBA is going to potentially green-light their move? That better only happen if no viable ownership group emerges in Sac. Otherwise if one does, Stern should nix the deal to Seattle and either let the Maloofs decide to keep the team, try to move it themselves, or sell to someone who will keep it locally.