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SBD/March 8, 2013/Franchises
Sacramento Mayor Cranks Up Effort To Keep Kings; Strategy Resembles Political Campaign
Published March 8, 2013
WANTING TO GET INVOVLED: In Sacramento, Ailene Voisin notes former NBAer Mitch Richmond is "among the investors who each have committed" $1M to the Kings and are "bidding on the seven percent share being auctioned in bankruptcy proceedings." Richmond, a six-time All-Star in Sacramento, "quietly revealed" that if the potential Kings ownership group of Burkle and 24 Hour Fitness co-Founder Mark Mastrov "prevails, he will pursue a position in the basketball front office" (SACRAMENTO BEE, 3/8).