NBA Rejects Bid To Move Sacramento Kings To Seattle

May 15, 2013

Bad news for Sonics fans. The NBA board of governors Wednesday voted 22 to 8 to reject relocation of the Sacramento Kings to Seattle.

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The effort to move pro basketball’s Sacramento Kings to Seattle has suffered a serious setback. In a two sentence statement, the NBA said today that its Relocation Committee has unanimously recommended against the move.

After weeks of rumors, it appears Seattle may have a new professional basketball team to replace the SuperSonics. Investor Chris Hansen said his group has entered an agreement to purchase a controlling interest in the Sacramento Kings. Seattle sports fans seemed pleased by the deal, but confessed they don’t know much yet about their new home team. KUOW’s Amy Radil reports.