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April 22, 2011

Conflicting information from two sides on movement of NBA franchise

Filed under: NBA — davidfurones @ 10:56 pm
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Sacramento Kings part-owner Joe Maloof said today that no decision has been made on his franchise’s potential movesouth from the California’s capitol to Anaheim.

The NBA, however, said today that it is likelythe Kings will stay in Sacramento and play their home games in Arco Arena for the 2011-12 season.

Several teams have relocated within the past decade of NBA basketball, including the Seattle Supersonics becoming the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Hornets making the move from Charlotte to New Orleans, and the Grizzlies moving from Vancouver to Memphis.

The Sacramento Kings, as they are currently known, have constantly been relocating. The storied franchise that started off in New York as the Rochester Royals moved to Cincinnati in 1957. They continued moving west to be known as the Kansas City-Omaha Kings in 1972 for three seasons before simply calling themselves the Kansas City Kings starting in 1975. Then they finally arrived in Sacramento in 1985.

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