Kings sale will not be resolved at Board of Governors meeting


Seattle mayor Mike McGinn said there's a chance the NBA Board of Governors does not vote on the fate of the Sacramento Kings franchise, and the NBA confirmed the news Tuesday.

The NBA Board of Governor's vote on the fate of the Sacramento Kings franchise will be delayed past meetings on Thursday and Friday, the NBA confirmed on Tuesday.

Earlier this month, NBA commissioner David Stern said that it was possible a vote might not occur at the meeting in New York. The commissioner heard the sales pitches from groups representing the cities of Seattle and Sacramento on April 3. The two bidders are vying to purchase the Kings from the Maloof family, and Stern added that a decision will still come relatively soon after the meetings if not during them.

While it's important that the NBA allow the eventual buyer to begin planning for the future, Stern has maintained the league remains patient in making the right decision with such a unique situation on their hands.

The Maloofs have agreed to sell the franchise to a Seattle-based group led by Chris Hansen. League owners, who are attending the annual meeting this week, must eventually vote to approve the sale and then separately vote for the team to relocate.

According to The Seattle Times, 23 of 30 NBA owners must be in favor of a sale to Seattle for the decision to pass. Sixteen of 30 owners must be in favor of relocation.

Stern is expected to address the media about the league meeting on Friday.

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