Kings Owners Refuse Comment On Seattle Arena Developments

With the city of Seattle now actively looking for an NBA team, the owners of the Sacramento Kings, Joe and Gavin Maloof, refuse to comment on the issue.

A spokesman for the Maloofs, who own the Kings, said the family wouldn't discuss the Seattle developments. "Their comment is the same as before – they're not going to weigh in on every rumor," said spokesman Eric Rose.

The Kings' future in Sacramento has been in question over the past couple years, especially since the Maloofs canceled plans to build a downtown arena this spring. The Maloofs were rumored to be in discussions with Virginia Beach this August, but refused to discuss the matter, which has since lost steam. The possibility of a move to Seattle seems much more legitimate.

On Tuesday, Seattle disclosed a tentative agreement with hedge fund manager Chris Hansen to build a $490 million basketball and hockey arena with the goal of luring a NBA or possibly NHL team to the city. He has already spent $51 million buying land for the arena and a basketball team is his primary goal, but the city has said he can't start construction until he has a team.

For more on the Sacramento Kings, check out Sactown Royalty. For more Seattle news, check out SB Nation Seattle.

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