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Kings Bidders Prepare For NBA BOG Meeting; Seattle Securing Additional $20M?
Published April 2, 2013
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COMEBACK STORY: CBSSPORTS.com's Ken Berger writes Sacramento's "incredible efforts -- led by Johnson -- to match the strength of the Seattle offer have thrown such a wrench into the once-seemingly inevitable relocation of the team that it isn't even clear how Wednesday's meeting will be conducted." The owners "will not be voting on emotion," as they are "businessmen, and this is business." Though Johnson has said that he does not believe NBA Commissioner David Stern "wants a bidding war ... that's very well what this could become." While it can be "argued that the owners would do better financially if the team moved," the "greater precedent at stake" is leverage in future negotiations. Johnson said of the NBA possibly approving the Kings' relocation to Seattle, "It would be a horrible precedent for the NBA to do that. We've met every benchmark, every milestone, every goal, every objective, everything that has been laid out, we've met. And you just don't do that to a community that has done everything you've asked of it" (CBSSPORTS.com, 4/2).