Source: Maloofs Prefer Seattle Deal
Weighing competing offers for the Sacramento Kings, the Maloofs said Thursday they want to press ahead with the deal they’ve made with investors from Seattle.
The statement, from a source close to the family, is the strongest indication yet that the Maloofs favor the Seattle deal over a backup offer from investors trying to keep the team in Sacramento.
This source spoke with The Bee shortly after the Maloofs emerged from a lengthy closed-door meeting of the NBA board of governors, which will ultimately decide whether the Kings leave.
“The Maloofs have a binding agreement with the Seattle group and would prefer that that agreement be approved by the league,” the source said.