NBA Reject Sacramento Kings Relocation Proposal to Seattle

May 16, 2013

The National Basketball Association (NBA) have announced they have rejected the relocation of the Sacramento Kings to Seattle following a vote on Wednesday by the NBA Board.

The NBA Board of Governors voted (22-8) to reject the idea of relocating the franchise who has been in Sacramento since 1985.

“The big winner here was Sacramento, ed ” said Stern during a press conference in Dallas.

League owners upheld the Relocation Committee’s April 29 unanimous recommendation (7-0) to deny the application of the team to relocate.

“We will talk to the Maloofs and seek in the next 24 to 48 hours whether we can help facilitate an agreement to be signed between the Ranadive Group and the Maloofs for the sale of the franchise in Sacramento,” added Stern.