Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) - The Sacramento Kings have reportedly been
sold to a buying group that has intentions on moving the franchise to Seattle.
According to multiple reports, including the Sacramento Bee, the Maloof
brothers have reached an agreement with a group headed by Chris Hansen and
Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson, according to the Bee report, is seeking a
group to buy the Kings and keep them in Sacramento.
Seattle hosted the SuperSonics from their 1968 inception through the 2007-08
season before leaving for Oklahoma City.
The Kings have managed to cross the country since their entry into the NBA in
1945, starting in Rochester (1945-57), and stopping in Cincinnati (1957-72),
Kansas City (1972-85) and Omaha (1972-75), and has resided in Sacramento for
the last 28 seasons.
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