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New plan to keep Kings in Sacramento emerges?

Posted on: March 24, 2011 10:03 am
Edited on: March 24, 2011 10:38 am
Report states a new arena plan to keep the Kings in Sacramento has surfaced, will be brought to Kings ownership. 
Posted by Matt Moore

Fox 40 in Sacramento reports that it's no longer inevitable that the Kings move to Anaheim. A new plan has been formulated which could keep the team in Sacramento, if the Maloofs approve. Most importantly, the money is there. 
FOX40 Sports Director Jim Crandell told, "I know the specifics, but I cannot share the details yet, because it could jeopardize a very sensitive discussion that is about to take place." 
Crandell did confirm that the alternative plan does include a funding source, and that, "...the money is in place."
via New Plan Could be Gamechanger for Sacramento Kings and Keep Them from Becoming the Anaheim Royals - KTXL.

It would be a huge step up for civic leadership to bring anything outside the box in order to keep the team in Sacramento. So far they've been ineffective, poorly organized, and seemingly accepting of the inevitable move to Anaheim. The fact that the money is there is a huge element in this. Not having to come up with funding is a game changer for both the city and ownership. 

If the report is accurate, it's now up to the Maloofs. And in that instance, the league needs to also check in on the proposal. Why? To make sure the Maloofs act in good faith towards keeping the team in the city. The league can't afford to keep burning bridges across the country like they did in Seattle. 

Since: Aug 24, 2010
Posted on: March 27, 2011 9:21 am

New plan to keep Kings in Sacramento emerges?

In large metropolitan areas only a limited number of fans are affected, but they are vocal via media outlets.  Fact is taxpayers don't want to fund continuing peripheral liabilities for limited interests-big dollars for limited value.  In this case as in all cases, it is all about markets, not fan base loyalty or genuine benefits to a community.  The goal is to shear local sheep, while using the media to cast blame on others.  The sheep are in Anaheim, not Sacramento.     

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