Hansen Makes Binding Agreement--Relocation Not Final
Chris Hansen's attempt to purchase the Sacramento Kings seemed to be complete when both parties announced a binding agreement for Hansen and his fellow investors to purchase the team from the Maloof Brothers at the beginning of the week. It looked like the Sonics return was a sure thing, however, the city of Sacramento has an ace in the hole with Mayor Kevin Johnson. Mayor Johnson is a former NBA star and has used his influence with commissioner David Stern to fight previous relocation attempts. At the end of the week, no one in either city knew who would win and whether the Kings would play another season in Sacramento.