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08:10 AM ET 02.10 | Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson's quest continues. [Johnson] said Thursday he's optimistic the city is on course to have an arena financing plan together before a March deadline -- or will be close enough to prove to the NBA the city should keep its basketball team. "I feel like the city can do its part, and then the negotiations will be between the (Kings team owners) Maloofs, the NBA and (arena operator) AEG." Johnson said he was not concerned by the closeness of the most recent City Council vote on the issue Tuesday. A bare 5-4 council majority stopped an effort by several council members to put part of the still-evolving financing plan on the June ballot for voter approval.

Sacramento Bee

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February 10, 2012  08:58 AM ET

Nothing like taking it right down to the deadline KJ.

February 10, 2012  09:30 AM ET

Nice win against the Thunder last night.... OKC needs to learn to control the turnovers... it was there game to win and they lost it...

February 10, 2012  09:47 AM ET

Cowtown And Cowbells, Bro.

February 10, 2012  10:43 AM ET

They could become the Seattle Kings. Seattle is in King County. It would be perfect. Or did Seattle retain the name, colors and history of the Sonics, a la the Cleveland Browns?

February 10, 2012  10:46 AM ET
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The state is bankrupt, the fans don't want to pay for a new arena, the players don't want to be there, the owners don't want to be there.......For the love of god, just let them leave in peace

Nothing more sad than a man trying to force a woman to stay when she is clearly unhappy...dude, stop cooking dinner and buying her little gifts...just let her walk away

February 10, 2012  11:21 AM ET

What's wrong with Las Vegas? Yeah, I heard there's gambling there--but it would be a bigtime glamour venue for the League.

 
February 10, 2012  12:28 PM ET
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They could become the Seattle Kings. Seattle is in King County. It would be perfect. Or did Seattle retain the name, colors and history of the Sonics, a la the Cleveland Browns?

I believe Seattle did retain the rights to the Supersonics name.

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