Seattle basketball fans had their feelings hurt a few weeks ago when it seemed that the Hanson plan for bringing basketball back to Seattle was delayed when the Sacramento Kings reported that a stadium deal was reached and the Kings would be staying in California. But, fortune favors the prepared. Or those who are preparing to be prepared. Or… well you get it. We’re talk ing about preparing to be prepared. Studying it.
It would seem that the deal to keep the Kings in the south may have fallen through.
“Is the deal dead? As we know it, absolutely,” Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said Friday.
The Maloof family, after showing support for the deal offered by the city, has balked at the terms when the details were worked out.
“It just feels like they were coming up with reasons of why not to do the deal,” Johnson said.
The Maloof’s disagree.
“We are committed to remaining the Sacramento Kings,” the team said in a statement.
So what does all of this mean to Seattle? If you build it, they will come? Maybe. But best to make a decision soon and get some commitment out there. The Kings may not be the Kings too much longer. And if Seattle is ready to go, we could have a new Sonics in town in no time.