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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:37 pm
  • pinksheets wrote:
    -The Glove- wrote:Ok. So Hansen will file by the deadline and then we'll have to to wait for the BOG approval?

    Well, technically the Maloofs still own the team right now, so they'd be filing(?) or the $30 million deposit established a business relationship and they'll all be filing? The NBA's inner workings and the actual sales agreement are both in the shadows right now, so it's hard to tell exactly how it's all going to go down.

    I expect there to be a relocation filing of some sort by March 1st, though.

    Ah I see...this whole thing is getting really confusing. Glad I have you guys on here to break it all down for me
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:40 am
  • Pstark3 wrote:Mayor Kevin Johnson seeks to have detailed plan to bid Kings and have a plan for a downtown arena by the end of the month.

    http://www.sacbee.com/2013/02/06/516874 ... -plan.html

    Why can't we have nice things?


    It sounds like posturing. I think it's too little too late. Surely Sacramento would have unveiled their major investors by noe.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:44 pm
  • Pstark3 wrote:Mayor Kevin Johnson seeks to have detailed plan to bid Kings and have a plan for a downtown arena by the end of the month.

    http://www.sacbee.com/2013/02/06/516874 ... -plan.html

    Why can't we have nice things?


    Yea, it seems awfully late in the game for that. My best guess is that they just won't have everything finalized in time. Hopefully Sacramento would go to the top of the list for expansion after that. If they have buyers ready to put down $500+ mil for a team, the NBA would be fools to ignore it, just like they would be fools to ignore the Seattle group.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:54 pm
  • Yeah, especially since they're looking at a different site than their previous arena deal potentially.

    They had the city council support to vote for their last arena deal, but it'll likely be tougher if they try to fast track it. And who's to say their bid even includes a matching offer? I've heard KJ say numerous times they plan to make a "fair and competitive" offer. Anything less than a matching offer and an approved plan with full details for a state of the art arena and I'd say there is zero chance the Kings stay at this point, even with all that I'd say it's maybe 5%. There is a signed purchase agreement with owners the NBA wants with plans for an arena that is shaping up to be the class of the NBA in a better television market with a stronger economy.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:47 pm
  • Tim Booth ‏@ByTimBooth
    (AP) - David Stern says group that has reached agreement to purchase Kings has filed to relocate the franchise to Seattle. #NBASeattle
    Retweeted by 710 ESPN Seattle


    Well there ya go.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:50 pm
  • pinksheets wrote:
    Tim Booth ‏@ByTimBooth
    (AP) - David Stern says group that has reached agreement to purchase Kings has filed to relocate the franchise to Seattle. #NBASeattle
    Retweeted by 710 ESPN Seattle


    Well there ya go.


    And the train starts rolling down the tracks.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:57 pm
  • Chris Daniels ‏@ChrisDaniels5
    BREAKING: Stern calls Hansen/Ballmer group “very strong”. #NBASeattle
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:06 pm
  • Listening to ESPN 710 right now

    Amazing
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:30 pm
  • :pray:
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:58 pm
  • not even getting my hopes up this time lol
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:08 pm
  • Lmaooooooo lets go, man!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:31 pm
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:44 pm
  • Ugh. I just want it to be set in stone already.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:53 am
  • can't believe i may actually get to watch the NBA again... that would definitely fell the void during the off season.. i get to watch the Mariners for about 2 weeks before it's evident they suck to high heaven, so the spring/summer for me is pretty much filled up with fishing and golf....
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:58 pm
  • Not so fast, KJ is not saying he will have the arena and financeing done by March 1st and that Seattles deal is not finalized and that they are going to push meeting with ownership and relocation commitee earlier then they said before.

    Sounds like an attempt to defam or undercut us and make a slick fast deal.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:02 pm
  • Wake me up when the Sonics are in town!!!!!!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:09 am
  • I can really respect how hard Kevin Johnson is working to keep the team there but I do wonder how the guy has time to be a mayor and spend so much time on this.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:40 pm
  • The biggest news so far to come out of All-Star weekend is that David Stern has said Expansion is not an option at this time. He also said that "removing a team from Sacramento is not a good idea. But having a team in Seattle is a good idea."
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:46 pm
  • Pstark3 wrote:The biggest news so far to come out of All-Star weekend is that David Stern has said Expansion is not an option at this time. He also said that "removing a team from Sacramento is not a good idea. But having a team in Seattle is a good idea."


    Hopefully that was more directed at Sacramento so that they know what to expect when the Kings move.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:54 pm
  • No news is good news??
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:03 pm
  • "Stern called the ownership group led by Chris Hansen and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer "very strong." He also called the proposed Sodo arena "quite strong" and when asked if there is anything more that Seattle can do to ensure that it's in the best position to have a team, answered "not that I'm aware of."

    So it's this ^^^ versus Sacramento's bid as "certainly plausible". After saturday everything is still pointing at the Supersonics playing in the Arena next year.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:23 pm
  • Heard on the interview when someone asked if both cities could come out of this happy Stern said no, I don't think it's possible. Someone also asked if Bennett on the committee would be a problem and he said something to the effect that he was hoping others involved would let him take somewhat of a back seat and the ownership group could carry it.

    Not really sure what that means other then Bennett hoping to not be the focal point somehow.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:28 pm
  • My guess is we'll have the rest of the season before we know for sure :-(
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:35 pm
  • The relocation committee in April is the big next step. I'm not sure if they become the Sonics at that point, but Callabro seems to think that's when we can throw the party.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:17 pm
  • Doesn't sound too promising for Sacramento

    http://t.co/kRc5EaFy

    With nearly $2 billion in long-term debt, the city can’t afford to borrow any more money. This is the message that the city treasurer will deliver to the Sacramento City Council at Tuesday’s meeting.

    "The city's tapped out," said City Treasurer Russell Fehr, who will be presenting an hour-long report on the topic. "We have very large, long-term liabilities and we have to be very cautious about assuming any new ones. That's the essence of the message."
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:33 pm
  • Am I the only one that thought Condotta, and Daniels had the dumbest questions in the whole presser this weekend?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:48 am
  • :3:
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:51 am
  • Throwdown wrote:Am I the only one that thought Condotta, and Daniels had the dumbest questions in the whole presser this weekend?


    Am I the only one that didn't know there was a presser this weekend??!! :oops: :roll:
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:52 am
  • dunceface wrote::3:


    :13: X...
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:42 am
  • Blitzer88 wrote:http://blogs.seattletimes.com/nbainseattle/2013/02/19/sacramento-city-council-passes-symbolic-resolution-supporting-kings-arena/

    Crapple........


    Yeah, we knew that was gonna happen, don't mean anything.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:10 pm
  • Blitzer88 wrote:http://blogs.seattletimes.com/nbainseattle/2013/02/19/sacramento-city-council-passes-symbolic-resolution-supporting-kings-arena/

    Crapple........


    From what I understand, that means the chances of Seattle getting the team just dropped to less than 25%. Since it passed with more than 2/3 vote, Sacramento is legally bound to submit an area and team ownership deal within the next two weeks.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:17 pm
  • AbsolutNET wrote:
    Blitzer88 wrote:http://blogs.seattletimes.com/nbainseattle/2013/02/19/sacramento-city-council-passes-symbolic-resolution-supporting-kings-arena/

    Crapple........


    From what I understand, that means the chances of Seattle getting the team just dropped to less than 25%. Since it passed with more than 2/3 vote, Sacramento is legally bound to submit an area and team ownership deal within the next two weeks.


    Only if the owners vote not to approve the sale to Hansen.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:28 pm
  • AbsolutNET wrote:
    Blitzer88 wrote:http://blogs.seattletimes.com/nbainseattle/2013/02/19/sacramento-city-council-passes-symbolic-resolution-supporting-kings-arena/

    Crapple........


    From what I understand, that means the chances of Seattle getting the team just dropped to less than 25%. Since it passed with more than 2/3 vote, Sacramento is legally bound to submit an area and team ownership deal within the next two weeks.


    Wait......so we have less than a 25% chance on getting the Kings now whereas before this we had a very good chance to get them? Dangit..........
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:16 pm
  • AbsolutNET wrote:
    Blitzer88 wrote:http://blogs.seattletimes.com/nbainseattle/2013/02/19/sacramento-city-council-passes-symbolic-resolution-supporting-kings-arena/

    Crapple........


    From what I understand, that means the chances of Seattle getting the team just dropped to less than 25%. Since it passed with more than 2/3 vote, Sacramento is legally bound to submit an area and team ownership deal within the next two weeks.



    Where are you getting this 25% number? Everybody I've read that's been covering this whole saga has said that vote means next to nothing in the big picture.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:25 pm
  • I think Absolut is just messing with Blitzer88's head.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:40 pm
  • drdiags wrote:I think Absolut is just messing with Blitzer88's head.


    If thats the case......not cool man. My heart doesn't handle stressful situations well.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:13 pm
  • Blitzer88 wrote:
    drdiags wrote:I think Absolut is just messing with Blitzer88's head.


    If thats the case......not cool man. My heart doesn't handle stressful situations well.


    May I suggest an Absolut on the rocks :thirishdrinkers: :mrgreen:
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:51 pm
  • grizbob wrote:
    Blitzer88 wrote:
    drdiags wrote:I think Absolut is just messing with Blitzer88's head.


    If thats the case......not cool man. My heart doesn't handle stressful situations well.


    May I suggest an Absolut on the rocks :thirishdrinkers: :mrgreen:

    Im more of a beer fan lol :grin:
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:01 pm
  • Sacramento just traded the 5th overall pick, Thomas Robinson to Houston. Makes no sense.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:08 pm
  • -The Glove- wrote:Sacramento just traded the 5th overall pick, Thomas Robinson to Houston. Makes no sense.

    Wow.....he was the one player I was most excited about. Already trying to ruin the team if we do get them.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:18 pm
  • Blitzer88 wrote:
    -The Glove- wrote:Sacramento just traded the 5th overall pick, Thomas Robinson to Houston. Makes no sense.

    Wow.....he was the one player I was most excited about. Already trying to ruin the team if we do get them.


    "@kfippin: Looks like every single player the Kings picked up in this trade had a team option or are expiring at seasons end..."


    Don't know what it means, but interesting.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:03 pm
  • Oh you know exactly what that means... Rebuild!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:17 pm
  • I was just trying to give Blitzer another heart attack.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:33 pm
  • AbsolutNET wrote:I was just trying to give Blitzer another heart attack.

    Well sir you succeded.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:46 pm
  • Wouldn't of been that hard, let the seahawks fall behind 3 on the opening drive in any game n watch him in the game day chat, its funny.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:22 am
  • Throwdown wrote:Wouldn't of been that hard, let the seahawks fall behind 3 on the opening drive in any game n watch him in the game day chat, its funny.


    Hey me and you do the same thing, when its a close game you and I always seem to leave the chat around the same time mister. :th2thumbs:
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:44 am
  • Blitzer88 wrote:
    Throwdown wrote:Wouldn't of been that hard, let the seahawks fall behind 3 on the opening drive in any game n watch him in the game day chat, its funny.


    Hey me and you do the same thing, when its a close game you and I always seem to leave the chat around the same time mister. :th2thumbs:


    I never leave! Fox0r's meltdowns are must see TV
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:44 pm
  • KING 5 News ‏@KING5Seattle
    Judge rejects union lawsuit aimed at undoing deal for new Seattle basketball arena - follow @ChrisDaniels5 for updates.
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