SBD/January 21, 2011/People and Pop Culture

What's Up For The Weekend With NBA Kings Co-Owner Gavin Maloof

Maloof calls weekend his family bought the Kings his best ever
Ever wonder how executives in sports business spend their weekends? THE DAILY this week continues "What's Up For The Weekend," providing readers with an inside look at people in our industry. This week, we catch up with NBA Kings and Las Vegas Palms Casino co-Owner GAVIN MALOOF, who chatted with Staff Writer Theresa Manahan.

Q: What are your plans for this weekend?
Maloof: I always go to the Palms. There’s always a party at the Palms, so I’m sure something will happen.
 
Q: What are your New Year’s resolutions?
Maloof: I’ve been trying to lose some weight. I had a bet with a couple other gentlemen to see who can lose the most weight in a month, so that’s kind of my New Year’s resolution. I’m doing pretty good, I’ve lost probably five pounds.

Q: What do you like to watch on the weekend?
Maloof: I’ve been watching my sister in the “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” So I watch that a little bit and I enjoy watching it, it’s a good show.

Q: What do you like to read on the weekend?
Maloof: I usually just read the run of magazines. I read Sports Illustrated. I like Sports Illustrated. I get it delivered to the house.

Q: What workout routines or activities do you like to do?
Maloof: I’m usually on the elliptical. I work out probably five times a week when I can. And I do a little bit of lifting.

Q: Best weekend ever?
Maloof: Probably when we bought the Kings. We were negotiating to buy the Kings and I was actually up all night. I couldn’t sleep. And we signed the papers the next day, so it was really exciting for me. That was probably my most exciting weekend.

Q: Favorite weekend getaway?
Maloof: I come to L.A. quite a bit and I stay at the Peninsula. And I go to Orange County and I like to stay at the Montage. That’s a nice getaway for me.

Q: Guilty weekend pleasure?
Maloof: I’ve had a lot of guilty weekends in the past but not too many any more.

Q: Favorite local restaurant?
Maloof: If you take out all the restaurants at the Palms, there’s a great restaurant at the Encore called Botero. I enjoy going there and having a steak dinner. That’s a really great restaurant.

Q: Do you have any routine weekend chores?
Maloof: I sweep the floor. I sweep the backyard. Actually, I used to do that when I was younger. That was my job -- sweeping the kitchen. So I like to sweep a little bit.
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