The professional basketball seasons in Sacramento have scored with success and dribbled through failure and on-going arena issues:
Created by sokada on Apr 12, 2011
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Sources say Kings owners are negotiating to sell the team to a hedgefund billionaire Chris Hansen who would move the team to Seattle.
The Kings and Sleep Train Mattress Centers announce a five-year deal to rename the team’s Natomas arena.
The Hampton Roads Business Journal reports that the Kings will join Comcast-Spectacor and Live Nation in making an arena proposal to city officials in Virginia Beach, Va.
The Maloofs pull out of a plan to finance a $391 million sports and entertainment complex, suggesting instead that city officials help them renovate Power Balance Pavilion in North Natomas.
The NBA offers to advance initial payments after the Maloofs balk at paying $3.26 million to help launch arena pre-development work.
By a 7-2 vote, the Sacramento City Council approves the financing plan for a downtown sports arena now costing $391 million.
Sacramento officials and the Kings agree to a $387 million plan whereby the city would shoulder more than half the cost of a new arena and own the facility, while the Maloofs would put in $75 million upfront and provide the city with another $75 million in arena-related revenue over 30 years.
By a unanimous vote, the Sacramento City Council votes to allow staff to enter into detailed talks with 11 firms seeking to lease downtown parking.
The Kings fire Paul Westphal as the team's head coach and is replaced by first-year assistant coach Keith Smart.
The Sacramento City Council votes 7-2 to ask companies interested in leasing the city's downtown parking operations to step forward.
Johnson's Think Big Sacramento task force proposes a group of arena funding options that includes ticket surcharges, private investment, the sale of city-owned land and perhaps a quasi-privatization of city parking.
Mayor Kevin Johnson says he is forming a 60-member commission made up of elected leaders, and business and labor representatives from across the region to come up with a plan to finance a new arena.
Developer David Taylor and officials with national arena builder ICON Venue Group issue an analysis describing a new arena and entertainment facility in downtown Sacramento that would cost $387 million, would fit on city-owned land near Fifth and H streets and would be open by 2015.
The Maloofs announce that the Kings will stay in Sacramento and that they will do their part to secure a plan for a badly needed sports arena.
The NBA extends until May 2 the deadline for the Kings to request a move to Southern California.
Supermarket tycoon Ronald Burkle, in partnership with lobbyist and developer Darius Anderson, offer to lead a group that could purchase the Kings -- or buy another team for the city should the Kings move to Anaheim.
The Anaheim City Council approves a $75 million incentive designed to lure the NBA team from Sacramento.
The NBA extends a March 1 deadline by six weeks to give the Kings more time to talk with Anaheim about moving the team next season.
At the game against the Los Angeles Clippers, a sell-out crowd of die-hard fans shouts their support for keeping the Kings in Sacramento.
David Taylor Sacramento Bee file photo, 2007
He was the fourth NBA player in history to average at least 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in his rookie year.
Nathaniel Levine/Sacramento Bee
King end season with 17-65 record.
The Maloof brothers, and a $6,000 bottle of wine, appear in the Carl’s Jr. ad.
The Kings lose in the first round to the San Antonio Spurs, in six games. They have not returned to the playoffs since.