Sacramento Kings http://www.kplu.org en Seattle Investor Regrets Bid to Defeat Kings Arena http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-investor-regrets-bid-defeat-kings-arena <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">Seattle billionaire Chris Hansen says he regrets funding a secretive effort to block a new downtown arena for Sacramento's professional basketball team.</span></p><div><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">Hansen's involvement was disclosed by California's campaign watchdog Friday.</p> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 03:03:41 +0000 The Associated Press 9658 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Investor Regrets Bid to Defeat Kings Arena 'Odds against Seattle from start' in NHL Coyotes coming to town http://www.kplu.org/post/odds-against-seattle-start-nhl-coyotes-coming-town <p></p><p>The two most promising chances for the NBA and NHL to come to Seattle this year are now gone. This week the city council in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale voted to approve a lease agreement that keeps the NHL's Coyotes in Arizona.</p><p>The news comes two months after the NBA rejected a bid to relocate the Sacramento Kings to Seattle.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KPLU&nbsp;sports commentator Art&nbsp;Thiel&nbsp;says it's a blow to Seattle's arena project, but not a very big one.</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 9245 at http://www.kplu.org 'Odds against Seattle from start' in NHL Coyotes coming to town Sacramento or Seattle? Why NBA commish wants Kings to stay put http://www.kplu.org/post/sacramento-or-seattle-why-nba-commish-wants-kings-stay-put <p>The battle between Seattle and Sacramento investors over the Kings basketball team has taken a few more turns. The most interesting one is the revelation that NBA commissioner David Stern appears to want to keep the team in Sactown.</p><p>KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel explains why.</p><p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 8386 at http://www.kplu.org Sacramento or Seattle? Why NBA commish wants Kings to stay put Economist says Sacramento Kings fight may yield antitrust lawsuit http://www.kplu.org/post/economist-says-sacramento-kings-fight-may-yield-antitrust-lawsuit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the NBA weighs whether to allow the Kings basketball team to move to Seattle from Sacramento, the league has to consider the possibility of an antitrust lawsuit.</span></p><p>Why should the Sacramento Kings be worth more than $500 million when they’re nowhere near the top of the league? Sports economist Roger Noll of Stanford University says it’s simple: a scarce supply of teams. That's by design, he says, because NBA owners want to keep their franchises valuable. And that exposes the league to a possible lawsuit.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:49:14 +0000 Ashley Gross 8343 at http://www.kplu.org Economist says Sacramento Kings fight may yield antitrust lawsuit What NBA teams are likely candidates to move to Seattle? http://www.kplu.org/post/what-nba-teams-are-likely-candidates-move-seattle <p>Now that the Seattle City Council has given the green light for a $490 million NBA arena, investor Chris Hansen has to find a team to play there.&nbsp; We know Seattle's not getting the Lakers or the Heat. So which teams <em>are</em> likely prospects to move here?</p><p>Kurt Badenhausen, who covers the business of sports for Forbes, <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2012/09/12/which-nba-team-is-headed-for-seattle-with-new-arena-ready-to-go/">recently analyzed the NBA field</a> to come up with a list of possibilities. Top among them is the Sacramento Kings.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 15:39:52 +0000 Ashley Gross 6458 at http://www.kplu.org What NBA teams are likely candidates to move to Seattle?