Arena Deal thread: UPDATE: DEAL PASSED AND SIGNED OFF!!!

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  • Yup... for those of you that missed it...

    "Ballmer’s group has been trying to get the Maloof family to sell the Sacramento Kings, so that the franchise can eventually play in a new arena in Seattle.

    From the league office, pressure on the Maloofs to sell has been growing, sources said – just as hopes for a new Sacramento arena have been fading. Seattle Sonics fans will never forgive Stern for his complicit role in Clay Bennett’s deception to move that franchise to Oklahoma City, but make no mistake: Stern desperately wants to return the NBA to one of its great markets and wants it for his own measure of vindication before he leaves office."


    And there ya go...

    Things are getting real my friends...
    I think Dori Monson had it right... This was the deal all along, but no one was allowed to say shit. I think the Maloofs held off to see how the city and county voted for the new Arena. At least that's the way I read it. And now Stern has buddy'd up with the Seattle ownership group, mainly Balmer, and is actively involved in pressuring the Maloofs to sell. God, I knew it! This is gonna happen sooner than later man... I just feel it!!! YES!!!
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  • I feel terrible for fans in Sacramento, they are getting screwed by all this

    David Stern needs to die, and I'm not kidding about that
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  • Sacramento stole them from Omaha who had them stolen by Kansas City. That franchise has always been a mess. The NBA has been a mess since Stern took over. The league has grown a lot, but the league itself is a mess with the ridiculous amount of franchise movement and cash cows that have been expansion teams that were then given more cash to the league to move the team again (see the Grizzlies and Hornets for 2 prime examples).
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  • All I know is, the kings better not trade Tyreke Evans before they move here!!!!
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  • Kings are on their fourth city already
    and all of this is (or will be) out in the open
    I won't feel bad WHEN this happens
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  • Anyone else seeing these rumors of Phil Jackson being involved with the Hansen/Ballmer group?

    If thats true, then mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
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  • Throwdown wrote:Anyone else seeing these rumors of Phil Jackson being involved with the Hansen/Ballmer group?

    If thats true, then mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn


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  • If Jackson end up being the coach of the "new" sonics i will literally...... be so excited....


    I almost put something else there instead of Excited but this aint the shack so...

    Awesome.
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  • I don't think it would be as a coach. He left the lakers because of health, maybe if he was to be involved in basketball activities it probably would be team president
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  • Phil Jackson being involved in anything would be great news for us.
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  • Jackson doesn't take a lot of teams in transition.
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  • I think if this rumor is true (which isn't likely right now as the buzz is he might be close to joining the Lakers again). Then having a dude like Jackson aboard gives whatever team and this ownership group some sort of allure to it. If Phil Jackson is vouching for 'em what would that to say to potential free agent targets? and good players that are already on the team (Tyreke Evans, DeMarcus Cousins if it is the Kings) It'd be a HUGE boost for that soon-to-be Seattle franchise IF Phil Jackson is involved.
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  • jackson will coach the lakers if he can get jim buss to give him the power he wants (i.e giving jeannie buss more pull within the whole operation) so that he doesn't have to answer to the gm mitch kutchap (sp) or jim buss about basketball decisions. he is dating jeannie and she runs the business side of things. he is pretty much trying to stick it to jim buss for being a trust fund baby and excoriating any trace of jackson within the lakers organizations after he retired. the guy fired scouts, trainers you name it... he hired mike brown just because he is the polar opposite of phil jackson.

    its a comfortable place for jackson to go to. he knows how to rattle kobe properly. he is able to motivate pau gasol (sometimes, nobody can all the time). he is old and not 100% healthy, so going back to a situation where he can get a ring this year and retire again or just know he has the horses to win the race (his calling card from day one as a coach) is enough to get him back. I think he would only coach the lakers. nobody else.

    it would be great for seattle but they can accomplish something good with another established coach who will be around longer than a couple seasons or one that will travel with the team to every away game and so on
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  • some conceptual designs are coming out

    http://www.king5.com/news/arena/First-c ... =y&c=y&c=y

    Honestly I just wanna see the exterior!

    Also would like to add, that I hope they do the lighting like they do at the Barclay's Center for the Nets, and the Staples Center for the Lakers, the darkness around the court, I think it'd go good hand in hand with the Green and Gold color scheme.
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  • There is no way that Stern and CO let the Magoofs go anywhere after how much they've boned up. Not worried.
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  • the maloofs are just biding their time before the death knell. their is no way that david stern is going to let anybody tell him how to leave the nba or how to run his final show imo. he is a classic control freak in the sense that he even went on the air last night to castrate gregg poppovich for not playing duncan/ginobli/parker against lebron's heat on national television. if he thinks he can tell a coach how to run his rotations or when he is allowed to rest his players, well then, do you really think he is going to let the maloof family shove his nose in a pile of shit?

    their is no way on god's green earth that the maloofs are going to be able to relocate their team, keep owning it and get their act together in a new city.

    *fans buying tickets got boned last night but its about rings and poppovich has won rings doing this before, that's all spurs fans care about...we know popp doesn't give a hoot about outsiders feelings, how he treats sideline reporters is just the tip of the iceberg :)
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  • NBA is going to have to drag me back before I give it much interest, but the arena stuff gets me a little excited. Here's some new exterior renderings released: http://mynorthwest.com/27/2141833/Image ... a-released

    Not too bad. The best features so far might be the views of the bay and city. How many NBA arena's actually have something similar?
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  • this is what I've been waiting for besides a team being aquired lol.
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  • whoa. that thing is beautiful
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  • I knew there was more than just the preferred cruise ship looking thing lol, I personally love the circular/oval arena

    http://www.king5.com/news/arena/City-re ... lery=y&c=y

    i hate the wavy looking one, looks so puny.
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  • I'll add this as well, there's also some rumblings that the Maloofs might be cracking and will be selling soon, Georgle Maloof is believed to want out, another is 50/50, and another doesn't want to sell.
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  • Fuzzman55 wrote:NBA is going to have to drag me back before I give it much interest, but the arena stuff gets me a little excited. Here's some new exterior renderings released: http://mynorthwest.com/27/2141833/Image ... a-released

    Not too bad. The best features so far might be the views of the bay and city. How many NBA arena's actually have something similar?


    Why in the world would you go to a sporting event and care at all about the views other then whats on the field or court?

    Great looking building though.
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  • JSeahawks wrote:
    Fuzzman55 wrote:NBA is going to have to drag me back before I give it much interest, but the arena stuff gets me a little excited. Here's some new exterior renderings released: http://mynorthwest.com/27/2141833/Image ... a-released

    Not too bad. The best features so far might be the views of the bay and city. How many NBA arena's actually have something similar?


    Why in the world would you go to a sporting event and care at all about the views other then whats on the field or court?

    Great looking building though.


    UW and the water. Centurylink and the Seattle skyline. I've always liked my stadiums to be more than generic boxes. Having views can only be a cool thing, IMO.
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  • we must be getting close because stern all but said today or yesterday brock and salk had it on that. seattle was the next stop for the nba.
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  • i like the oval UFO design better too...
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  • Hansen bought the kings
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  • TheRealDTM wrote:Hansen bought the kings


    Confirmed? Link?
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  • jhawk91 wrote:
    TheRealDTM wrote:Hansen bought the kings


    Confirmed? Link?


    It's all over Twitter. Basically being reported as the deal is "first and goal". Talked about more in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=62732
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  • Seahawk Sailor wrote:
    jhawk91 wrote:
    TheRealDTM wrote:Hansen bought the kings


    Confirmed? Link?


    It's all over Twitter. Basically being reported as the deal is "first and goal". Talked about more in this thread: http://www.seahawks.net/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=62732


    Oh I know it's being talked about as almost done, but I'm holding my breath til its 100% done deal.
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  • y'all realize that its been a year since Hansen came to the forefront? Look at how far we've gone in a year!
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