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NBA expansion on tap? Not likely

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Pretty thin gruel from the NBA bloggers, who claim that NBA expansion is on the way to Seattle and Louisville in the near future. Here’s why it won’t happen. Read More »

Gretzky part of group seeking Seattle NHL team: report

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Wayne Gretzky is now part of an investment team seeking an NHL team for a new Seattle arena, per a report in the New York Post. Read More »

New Seattle arena causing blue-collar concerns

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A proposal by developer Chris Hansen to build a new Seattle arena near the city’s other sporting venues is causing concerns among unions and port officials about its potential impact on the city’s shipping industry. Read More »

Stern: Sacramento, Seattle offers for Kings the same

NBA Commissioner David Stern has termed competing offers for the Sacramento Kings to be roughly the same, despite objections from the Maloof family a Sacramento bid is worth far less than an already-accepted Seattle deal. Read More »

Sacramento fights for Kings; Seattle arena advances

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Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson says he’s got 10,000 commitments for season tickets, $50 million in sponsorship money and a $448 million downtown arena plan — but it may be too little, too late, as a Seattle group already owns 7 percent of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. Johnson has been tirelessly working on a plan to keep the Kings in Sacramento, ... Read More »

Phoenix Coyotes sale falls through

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Greg Jamison missed a midnight deadline to close on a Phoenix Coyotes sale, losing out on a lucrative arena-management deal and opening the sales process to other bidders. Read More »

Phoenix Coyotes sale coming down to the wire

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The much-debated Phoenix Coyotes sale is coming down to the wire, as Greg Jamison has until midnight to close on the purchase of the NHL franchise and a lucrative arena-management deal. Read More »

Maloofs sell interest in Kings to Seattle group

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The Seattle SuperSonics could be returning to the NBA, as a Seattle group has purchased an interest in the Sacramento Kings from the Maloof family. Read More »

Sacramento, Kings reach tentative arena deal

Sacramento officials and the owners of the Sacramento Kings (NBA) have reached a tentative deal on financing for a new arena in the city’s downtown area. The deal, still subject to final approval once the city’s part of the funding package is determined, calls for larger-than-planned contributions by the Maloofs, owners of the Kings, and arena-management firm AEG. For a ... Read More »

Seattle arena plan to be unveiled today

A financial plan for a new Seattle arena — a core component in hopes of bringing the NBA back to the Emerald City — could be unveiled today by Mayor Mike McGinn. Hedge-fund manager Chris Hansen has been working with the city on a financial plan for a new arena in the Safeco Field area. Now headquartered in San Francisco, ... Read More »

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