• Petitioned NBA commissioner David Stern

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NBA commissioner David Stern

NBA Commissioner David Stern: Allow a Sacramento buyer to match any offer on the Sacramento Kings and give Seattle an expansion team.

    1. Petition by

      Here We Stay

Basketball fans should not have to choose between Sacramento and Seattle. Both of these cities have proven their worth in the best of times and in the worst of times. It is time for David Stern and the NBA owners to right one wrong and prevent another. If the team is available for purchase, it is time for a Sacramento buyer to be granted an opportunity to match any offer the Maloofs extend to potential buyers. It is time for Seattle to be granted a new expansion team for the 2015-16 season. Seattle deserves a team after what happened to their Sonics. Sacramento deserves to keep the Kings in Sacramento after supporting the franchise for more than a quarter century and putting together a viable arena financing plan last year. Sacramento has one of the most passionate fan bases in NBA history, which is illustrated in the above documentary, Small Market, Big Heart. #HereWebuy #HereWeStayNBA #LetUsMatch

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    News

    1. Seattle raises offer for Sacramento Kings

      Seattle raises offer for Sacramento Kings - The Sacramento Bee

      The Seattle investors trying to buy the Sacramento Kings announced late Friday they have raised their offer for the team. The announcement by hedge fund manager Chris Hansen came hours after Sacramento's investor group, trying to keep the team from leaving town, made it clear it would match Hansen's original offer to buy the team from the Maloof family.

    2. David Stern holds key to Sacramento Kings' future

      David Stern holds key to Sacramento Kings' future

      NBA Commissioner David Stern's influence is evident in the Kings situation. (Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA TODAY Sports) When David Stern announced he would retire next February, his 30th anniversary as NBA commissioner, he likely thought he had seen it all.

    3. Reached 10,000 signatures
    4. Larry Ellison courted to bid for Sacramento Kings

      Larry Ellison courted to bid for Sacramento Kings - The Sacramento Bee

      The Maloofs' plan to sell the Sacramento Kings to a Seattle group ran into a pair of hurdles Thursday - a possible counteroffer from America's third richest man and a potential legal challenge from at least one of the Maloofs' own limited partners.

    5. Sacramento Kings hope they have their money men

      Sacramento Kings hope they have their money men

      Ron Burkle is one of the two men joining forces to try to buy the Sacramento Kings. (Photo: PR NEWSWIRE) SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- As Sacramento officials continue to prepare a counter-offer to keep the Kings from being sold to the Seattle-based group led by hedge fund manager Chris Hansen and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, it appears they they have their money men.

    6. Kevin Johnson assembles 19 local business leaders in pitch to buy the Kings

      City Beat: Mayor assembles 19 local business leaders in pitch to buy the Kings - sacbee.com

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    7. Reached 9,000 signatures
    8. Buyers surface to keep Kings in Sacramento

      Buyers surface to keep Kings in Sacramento - The Sacramento Bee

      Suddenly, the battle for the Sacramento Kings is shaping up as a multimillionaires' bidding war, with the NBA looming as final arbiter. Amid a fresh round of reports Friday that a Seattle group was about to buy the Kings from the Maloof family, two more deep-pocketed bidders said they were interested in buying the troubled franchise and keeping it in Sacramento.

    9. Reached 6,000 signatures
    10. Sacramento Kings to Seattle not a done deal just yet

      Sources: Sacramento Kings to Seattle not a done deal just yet

      The ongoing joke about the Maloofs in league circles is that they can get the girl's phone number, but they can't close the deal. After Adrian Wojnarowski's report that the Maloofs are close to finalizing a $500 million deal with Seattle billionaire Chris Hansen, closing a deal shouldn't be a problem this time, but there...

    11. Report: Maloofs selling Kings to Seattle group

      Report: Maloofs selling Kings to Seattle group

      Story Highlights SuperSonics left Seattle after 2007-08 season Sale price $500 million Relocated Kings could start next season Brothers, George, left, Gavin second from left, and Phil Maloof, co owners of the Sacramento Kings are reportedly selling the team to a Seattle group.

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    • clarnece armstead JACKSON, AL
      • 8 months ago

      i think seattle needs a bb team cause they all eady all the other sports teams so why not a bb team.#bringbackthesonics

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    • Sherod Taylor BERKELEY, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      My hometown is Seattle and I miss the Sonics

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    • Zachary Burleson POST FALLS, ID
      • over 1 year ago

      I need a team close to root for PLEASE

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    • Sergio Jackson PASCO, WA
      • over 1 year ago

      Bring NBA back to Seattle.

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    • David Rubin TOMS RIVER, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      Education

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