Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson will go directly to the National Basketball Association owners this month and urge them to stop the Kings’ move to Anaheim, according to the Sacramento Bee.
The paper said past history doesn’t favor Sacramento.
Johnson will address the league’s Board of Governors in New York on April 14, four days before the April 18 deadline for the Kings’ to ask the owners for permission to move.
The Bee reported “past relocation requests from other NBA franchises have been approved overwhelmingly.”
This week the five-member Anaheim City Council unanimously approved $75 million in bonds for billionaire Henry Samueli to use in bringing the Kings to the Honda Center.
— TRACY WOOD