Potential Buyer Emerges, Kings Could Stay in Sacramento

by January 12, 2013

As the Maloofs look to sell the Kings, some local buyers have emerged as potential buyers. CBS Sports reports that Mark Mastrov, the founder of 24-Hour Fitness, is interested in buying the team and more importantly, keeping them in Sacramento. League sources say he has made a formal offer. Stay tuned: “Even as the Maloof family negotiates with a Seattle group that would move the Kings there, another potential buyer who would keep the team in Sacramento has emerged, CBSSports.com has learned. Mark Mastrov, the founder of 24-Hour Fitness who finished second to Joe Lacob and Peter Guber in bidding for the Warriors, told CBSSports.com Friday that he has interest in buying the Kings and keeping the franchise in Sacramento. ‘Definitely, there’ve been conversations,’ Mastrov said from his northern California office. ‘Definitely, there’s interest in acquiring the team and keeping it in Sacramento.’ Mastrov met with the Maloofs recently, and two league sources speaking on condition of anonymity said he has made a formal offer.”