NBA says no to Seattle: Kings to stay in Sacramento
DALLAS -- The NBA Board of Governors voted 22-8 Wednesday against the sale and relocation of the Sacramento Kings to Seattle. "Let me say that the Seattle presentation was brisk, firm, excellent and reflects the efforts that were put into this," NBA Commissioner David Stern said of the offer by Chris Hansen to buy the Kings from the current owners, the Maloof family, and move the team to Seattle.