Friday, November 9th, 2012 at 9:30 am  |  13 responses

Did Sacramento Kings Speak to Virginia Governor About a Move?

The Maloofs aren’t saying much about a report from the Virginian-Pilot, which alleges that the Sacramento Kings spoke to Virginia’s Governor about moving the team to Virginia Beach. Per the Sac Bee: “Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms said that a professional team is ‘very interested’ in a move to that city, but he declined to name the team. Sacramento Kings co-owner Joe Maloof simply said ‘no’ when asked whether the team had a recent meeting with the Virginia governor. Maloof offered no elaboration. A press secretary to Virginia governor Bob McDonnell declined comment. The Virginian-Pilot report rekindles talk from two months ago that the Kings had had some discussions with Virginia Beach officials about that city’s desires to build an arena and attract a major league team. [...] A Kings spokesman on Thursday reissued the statement the team has been giving since the Virginia Beach rumors first surfaced months ago: ‘We have been contacted over the years by several cities and parties interested in the Kings organization. However, we are not going to comment on rumors regarding relocation of the franchise. Our sole focus over the last several months has been to improve the team. . . .The future of the Kings franchise is very bright as ownership has made a strong financial investment in the organization by adding nearly $135 million in potential future player payroll over the past two off-seasons.’”

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  • JML-G

    Virginia Beach Kings.. interesting

  • Caboose

    I still say Seattle.

  • Draftdog

    I would like the NBA to return to Seattle, but “The Maloofs”. So far they have made Donald Sterling look like Jerry Buss! Maybe Virgina Beach would be best for that franchise.

  • roscoe

    if d’kings go 2 d’eastern conference who jumps n2 to d’western conf?

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    im surprised the sacramento still guilts the kings into staying in sac for this long

  • spit hot fiyah

    where is virginia beach? is that some county in cali?

  • slush91

    Is that even english? I think I just lost brain cells trying to read that garbage.

  • Dragonrana

    If Memphis Can Be In The West, Then So Can Milwaukee

  • Dan

    If they’re gonna move, then Seattle should be that spot! No city deserves a team more then Seattle after the disgusting theft of the Sonics!

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  • BGVA

    Southeast Virginia.

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