HoopsHype George Maloof rumors

June 3, 2013 Updates

So, despite the fact that the Maloofs are leaving town on bad terms, they have some reason to feel nostalgic for the good times they had in Sacramento. On their way out, they thanked the city and team for their 15 years as owners in a full-page ad in Saturday's edition of The Sacramento Bee. Yahoo! Sports

June 2, 2013 Updates

The ad reads: “Thank you Sacramento for 15 wonderful years! The amazing memories created during these past seasons were because of you, the fans, and our dedicated employees. We truly cherish our time as stewards of the Kings franchise. The people of Sacramento warmly brought the Kings into their hearts and for that we will always be grateful. Many thanks to Bob Hernreich and our partners Bud Benvenuti, John Kehriotis, and Dave Lucchetti for their support and commitment to the Kings franchise. We also recognize Mayor Kevin Johnson, the City Council, and the City of Sacramento staff for their efforts and their loyalty to the people of Sacramento. We wish the new ownership group, led by Vivek Ranadive and Mark Mastrov, all the best. We will always love the Kings and we will always be Kings fans. GO KINGS! The Maloof family” For The Win

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“Media just chased George Maloof into the Bell Stand closet!!! UNREAL!!,” Fippin reported in a series of Twitter posts that included a photograph of the media scrum converging on the closet, which is adjacent to the hotel’s main entrance. “He is in a closet guys!!! … George opened the door for a second and closed when he saw this! … Guys, I don’t make up who gets chased across a hotel lobby into a bell check closet. I’m not that awesome!” SI.com

May 14, 2013 Updates

As he prepared to board a plane for the NBA Board of Governors meeting in Dallas, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Tuesday told reporters the Maloofs have not closed the door on making a deal with a group that would keep the Kings in town. "We're holding our breath as a city," Johnson said at a short press briefing at Sacramento International Airport. Sacramento Bee

George Maloof, one of the members of the family that owns the Sacramento Kings, said again today their desire is to sell the team to a Seattle group led by Chris Hansen and Steve Ballmer. Maloof is in Dallas in advance of the NBA Board of Governors meetings tomorrow, and in a brief interview as he walked through the lobby, reiterated the family’s long stance about selling the team to the Seattle group. “We have a binding agreement,” he said. “That’s our commitment, to Chris and Steve. We want to see it through.” Seattle Times

May 13, 2013 Updates

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