Thursday, February 24th, 2011 at 6:48 pm  |  10 responses

Kings File for Relocation Deadline Extension

Amidst the blitz that is the trade deadline, the NBA released this statement on the Sacramento Kings:

“The Kings have requested an extension of the March 1 deadline to give Kings ownership the opportunity to discuss their options with their Board of Governors at its April 14-15 meeting. The Board is currently considering the Kings’ request.”

That meeting is well before the deadline for the Sacramento arena development team to complete their financial feasibility analysis. Local Sacramento developer David Taylor and Colorado arena builder ICON Venue Group were given 90-days by the Sacramento City Council earlier this month to assess the viability of a new arena.

The meeting is also after the last Kings home game of the season, which is April 13th versus the Los Angeles Lakers.

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  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    What will they call the team once they move to Seattle?

  • AL29

    They will call them the “Vancouver Kings”. They will suck for 5 years, nobody good will play for them, and then they will move to Seattle. In all seriousness, the league needs contraction.

  • http://www.dingle.com the police

    I would pay good money to go see the Vancouver Kings.

  • MikeC.

    Las Vegas Kings. Vancouver Bobcats.

  • Ali Saadat

    Stay in Sacto! Its crowded enough down here in SoCal. If you don’t want Sacto, go to Seattle.

  • horsey

    Vegas is still hungry for a team and everyone that lives here gets hopeful whenever rumors of a team coming in spring up, but it’s not going to happen for a few years. the thomas and mack center is good enough for summer league, but not real NBA games and construction projects have stopped all over the city. when the kings and lakers played here a while ago the place was completely sold out, but that seems like forever ago. if MGM could just forego buying another casino and instead throw money at a new arena i’m sure it would sell out 90% of its games.

  • Bimmer

    Kansas City needs a team. Just saying.

  • Justin

    Truthfully, Seattle and Vancouver deserve shots at another franchise. Speaking as someone from BC, we got shafted by the owners here. Buying the franchise with the promise of staying and then promptly moving at the first opportunity, and with horrid management as well. Big Country Reeves? Horrid. Plus, back then the Amercian dollar was so much better than the Canadian dollar but that isn’t the case anymore. It’s going to hover around par for the forseeable future and with the owners of the Canucks showing much interest, a franchise could flourish here. I’ll take either though. Seattle isn’t that bad and I wouldn’t mind taking my 10 year old on a little road trip to a game

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    The problem with Vegas is that it’s a PR nightmare. What happens when you give DeMarcus Cousins millions and let him loose in Sin City? Yeah, Stern doesn’t wanna find out either.

  • http://slamonline.com AlbertBarr

    People forget that the Kings aka the Royals are one of the old storied franchises in the NBA so this team will never contract. I really hope the city of sacto can pull something out of their hat because the Kings are part of the soul of the town for the last what 25-30 years.