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NBA Kings File For Permission To Relocate To Seattle; Sacramento Leaders Undeterred
Published February 7, 2013
DECISION BY COMMITTEE: SPORTSPRESSNW.com reported Stern "in an unusual twist" has combined the NBA's Sale Approval and Relocation Committees into a single committee. The new committee will "prepare a single report" on the Seattle group's petition to relocate the Kings. Stern said, "I did the sensible thing: I combined the committees and said, ‘You guys figure it out.’ We’ll see how that works" (SPORTSPRESSNW.com, 2/6). Meanwhile, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson on Tuesday announced that the city has "hired arena financing consultant Dan Barrett." In Sacramento, Kelly Johnson noted Barrett "helped Sacramento on its previous arena efforts." Johnson said, "This deal is moving very quickly. We don't want to be caught flat-footed on this" (BIZJOURNALS.com, 2/5).