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Sacramento mayor to Hansen, Ballmer: ‘Take the high road … step back’
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL-TV) -- Mayor Kevin Johnson said Tuesday that investor Chris Hansen and Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer should "take the high road and be gracious" – and "step back" from their quest to buy the Kings and move the team to Seattle. "Once the relocation committee spoke as loud and as clear as it did (7-0 vote against relocation), I would probably take a step back and understand that I'm probably not going to get this team, so how can I put Seattle in the best possible position to get a team moving forward?" Johnson said at a news conference. “I would take the high road, and I would be gracious.”