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Significant snag in Sacramento-to-Seattle sale

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07:59 AM ET 01.11 | Not so fast? The Maloof family will listen to offers to sell the Sacramento Kings, but it might not be willing to walk away from the team entirely -- creating a possible snag in the team's rumored move to Seattle. The Seattle Times learned from an NBA source Thursday that the family that owns the Kings wants to keep a say in how the team is run, even if they sell it to Chris Hansen, who has a deal in place to build a new arena in Seattle if he can buy a team to play in it. The Maloof family has owned the team since 1998. Brothers Joe and Gavin -- the two oldest of the five-member family -- have been particularly involved and visible presences in the franchise since day one.

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January 11, 2013  08:21 AM ET

Why should the Maloofs care? Hansen's group will run the team far better than those two bozos ever have. Besides, once you sell it, YOU SELL IT.

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January 11, 2013  10:02 AM ET

Soooo.....they want to half sell the team?

Da ****?

January 11, 2013  10:06 AM ET

Time To Stop Gambling On You, Bros.

January 11, 2013  04:37 PM ET

Sounds good. You buy my car, but I will drive it.....................

January 11, 2013  05:51 PM ET

They have destoryed every business they have operated so I am sure the Seattle group would want their help, right.

 
January 11, 2013  07:10 PM ET

The snag would be...it was never actually real?

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