You knew it was coming – despite the Maloof’s constant denial. Now, according to Aaron Bruski of NBC’s Pro Basketball Talk, the long rumored sale of the Sacramento Kings is expected to be announced within days:
….sources have told ProBasketballTalk that Seattle’s Chris Hansen is ready to announce a tentative agreement to purchase the Sacramento Kings in the coming days.
The announcement isn’t anything we didn’t really already know – as I said, it was expected, and other sources suggested that Chris Hansen was waiting until the Seattle Seahawks playoff run had ended before making the announcement. Still, it’s just another twist of the knife in the backs of King loyalists from the once trusted hands of the Maloof family.
Do keep in mind – the sale isn’t official and the NBA will allow Sacramento to make an effort to keep the Kings (at least, that’s their stance currently) by putting together an ownership group(s) – (which is already being done) – and by approving an arena plan, so this roller coaster ride is still just clicking up the rails.