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His business portfolio includes jets, a music-streaming service, colognes and high-end liquors, but Jay Z’s athlete portfolio is just as intriguing: Dez Bryant, Robinson Cano, Yoenis Cespedes, Victor Cruz, Miguel Cotto, Geno Smith, Ndamukong Suh. “It’s a family. You gotta feel special when they’re asking you to join them,” said Willie Cauley-Stein, a Roc Nation client who just completed his rookie season with the Sacramento Kings. “It’s so exclusive.”
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Belinelli said that there wasn’t winning mentality in Sacramento and that’s a huge problem for him: “There wasn’t a good group in Sacramento and there wasn’t trust in the coach. We didn’t train well all the season. Now I saw that they’ve made some changes, they fired George Karl and hired Dave Joerger. I think that Joerger he’s a good coach, he can do a good job”
Storyline: Sacramento Kings Turmoil?
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The cost of building Golden 1 Center has jumped an additional $16 million, bringing the current price tag to $534.6 million for the Sacramento Kings’ new downtown arena. The latest increase was revealed this month in a construction consultant’s report to Sacramento city officials. At $534.6 million, the price represents a 12 percent increase from the $477 million budget that was in place when the Kings broke ground on the arena in October 2014.
Storyline: New Kings Arena
With the city’s subsidy capped at $255 million, the Kings owners have been shouldering most of the cost increases themselves. However, the latest increase will be picked up by corporate partners expected to play roles in operating the building. The Kings would not identify those partners. “The number reflects previously planned enhancements to the project and cost exposures ultimately borne by various partners,” Kings President Chris Granger said in a prepared statement.