On Monday, Mayor and former three time All-Star Kevin Johnson announced that a deal had been reached with the Maloof family. It will culminate with a brand new downtown arena where the Sacramento Kings will play and STAY…
“I really want to jump up and down right now because I’m so excited”, said an elated and relieved Johnson.“It’s a new day for Sacramento. We’ve all been working around the clock to get to this point and it’s going to be a defining moment for our community. We have the framework of an agreement going forward.”
Credit Commissioner David Stern with an assist on this agreement. Both sides said Stern was a driving force in bringing the deal to a successful conclusion in the final days and the commissioner said that was the mandate given to him by the league’s owners.
The deal is great for Sacramento, great for Kings’ fans, and great for the league!