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@WojYahooNBA: The Maloofs are finalizing an agreement to sell the Sacramento Kings to the Hansen-Ballmer led Seattle group, sources tell Yahoo! Sports.
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This is fantastic news! I'm pumped for the city of Seattle... as long as they get rid of all their players.
 

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@WojYahooNBA: The Seattle group's plans, with support of the NBA, is to play two seasons in Key Arena before moving into a new Seattle arena, sources say.
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The Key Arena is fine I mean for watching basketball it is a great place the seats are stacked high so you always have a good view. They just don't have all the restaurants and parking garages and bars the NBA wants them to have. I mean the 96 finals were played there it is a good place to play. However a new stadium next to the Football and Baseball stadiums would rule!
 

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Clay Bennett owns the SuperSonics name and logo, but under the settlement, agreed to turn it over to a new Seattle owner at no cost.
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The Key Arena is fine I mean for watching basketball it is a great place the seats are stacked high so you always have a good view. They just don't have all the restaurants and parking garages and bars the NBA wants them to have. I mean the 96 finals were played there it is a good place to play. However a new stadium next to the Football and Baseball stadiums would rule!
Somebody's been watching SonicsGate
 

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Unfortunate for Kings fans, they really show up and support the team when the product is watchable.
 

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Since the Kings/Royals franchise is being abandoned, I wonder who picks it up?
Very good point...an original franchise nickname is being abandoned. Sad day in that regard, but happy for the city of Seattle.
 

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I would love to see a new GM get in there and clean house. I'd hate to see that franchise is Seattle continuing to play selfish basketball with no chance of contending for years to come.
 

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Since the Kings/Royals franchise is being abandoned, I wonder who picks it up?
I would think Hansen would own the name and trademarks for the franchise for the time being. If a team is looking to take up the name again in Sacramento I could see him relinquishing the name and trademarks just like Clay Bennett did with the SuperSonics.
 

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Kansas City is the next logical destination for a franchise and they already have Royals.
 

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Memphis Kings?
 

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In a related area, would it make sense to do a division realignment out West to address to ridiculous Northwest Division (which won't include the most Northwestern team anymore)? Something like Seattle, Portland, and the Cali teams in the Pacific; Phoenix, Utah, and the Texas teams in the Southwest; and New Orleans, Memphis, Minny, and Denver in whatever you want to call it? (Midwest Division?)
 

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Re: Maloofs selling Kings; will likely become the Seattle SuperSonics

Seattle's rank in attendance;

07 - 25th
06 - 23rd
05 - 21st
04 - 23rd
03 - 20th
02 - 21st

Tough to say Seattle "deserves" a team

Move them to Baltimore.
 
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