April 26, 2012; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings owners Phil Maloof, George Maloof, and Gavin Maloof sit court side during the second quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Power Balance Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Maloof Family Gives Sacramento Group Friday Deadline To Submit Backup Offer For Kings

And the noise keeps coming today.

Not even an hour after Senator Darrell Steinberg said the Sacramento bid was a dollar for dollar match to Seattle’s, then retracted, now Tony Bizjak and Ryan Lillis of the Sacramento Bee are reporting that the Maloofs have given the potential Sacramento ownership group a deadline to come up with an offer for the Kings.

According to Lillis, the Maloofs have told the Sacramento group that they have until 5PM this coming Friday, April 12th, to submit a “backup offer”:

BREAKING: Maloofs give Sacramento group 5 pm Friday deadline to submit matching “back-up” offer for #NBAKings

In addition, Maloofs have said that if the offer is not given by Friday’s deadline or if it doesn’t match the Seattle offer, that the talks with the Sacramento group are “over”:

Source: If matching back-up offer doesn’t arrive by Friday or doesn’t match Seattle, Maloofs have said talks are off with Sacramento

Lastly, the Bee’s Tony Bizjak reports that if the offer is matching that of Seattle’s, the Maloof family will consider it as a “serious offer”.

Source tells Bee’s @TonyBizjak if the Maloofs get matching offer by Friday, they’ll consider it as serious proposal should NBA deny Seattle

In true Maloof fashion, it’s all about drama and chest puffing. Time to see what comes of it.

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