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Larry Ellison The Latest Figure To Emerge As Potential Local Buyer For NBA Kings
Published January 25, 2013
EXPAND, DON'T RELOCATE: In Sacramento, Ailene Voisin writes if Johnson "secures a deep-pockets ownership group to purchase majority interest in the Kings ... the NBA's Board of Governors needs to revisit its anti-expansion sentiment." Voisin: "Leave the Kings alone and allow Sonics fans to start over from the beginning." That would be the "most civil outcome and would seem to make the most sense, except NBA Commissioner David Stern and his owners are adamantly opposed to expansion because of economic concerns" (SACRAMENTO BEE, 1/25).