The Sacramento Kings were on the verge of moving to Anaheim in April of 2012, and they are currently awaiting the NBA Board of Governor’s approval t0 move to Seattle.
But there was a surprise location that the Maloofs shopped the Kings to after the Anaheim talks broke down.
The Las Vegas Review Journal is reporting that Las Vegas arena developers were pushing hard to bring a professional franchise to town, specifically the Kings.
They even met with the the Maloofs:
On May 21, 2012, Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen and acting City Attorney Christine Guerci-Nyhus met representatives of the Maloof family, which owned the Kings, and the largest nonfamily partner, Bobby Hernreich, in New York City.
No deal was made. The Kings recently were sold to a Seattle investment group.
This is just another dirty trick in the bag of the Maloofs, who have turned their backs on their once proud franchise. In the past year, they have been more than interested in selling the team to three different investors and locations (Anaheim, Las Vegas, and now Seattle) and we are all left wondering when this roller coaster will end.