SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Billionaire Ron Burkle has taken his interest in the Sacramento Kings all the way to the top.
Burkle met with NBA Commissioner David Stern for two hours at the league’s New York headquarters Thursday, NBA spokesman Tim Frank confirmed Friday. No other details of the meeting were given.
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Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson took the first tangible steps Tuesday in a stand to keep the Kings, announcing that 19 local businesses or people had committed $1 million each to become minority owners and saying he hopes to have a majority investor, the key piece to the late-game rally, lined up by the end of the week.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson had a stern warning for Seattle SuperSonics fans who are excited about the prospect of the NBA returning to the Puget Sound next season.
“Don’t celebrate too early,” he said.