USA Today’s Sam Amick (formerly of the Bee) broke the story on Twitter: the NBA Board of Governors has apparently officially rejected the Chris Hansen/Steve Ballmer bid to purchase the Kings and move them to Seattle.
We at the Sac Rag realize none of you care about the Sacramento Kings professional basketball team, but you can’t help but be
depressed moved bummed out by this post-game press conference after another ugly loss.
When pressed, Maloof said definitively that Petrie and Westphal will be in their positions for the remainder of the 2010-11 season regardless of how many games the team loses. â€œYes,â€ Maloof said. â€œWeâ€™re not making any moves. The answer is yes.â€ A person with direct knowledge of recent statements by a high-ranking member of the organization painted a different picture, telling CBSSports.com that frustration with the Kingsâ€™ 5-22 record had reached a breaking point. At one point after the Kingsâ€™ 84-79 home loss to the Bucks Thursday night, owner Gavin Maloof was overheard in the tunnel saying that the culture of the organization had to change. â€œItâ€™s time to hit the reset button,â€ Gavin Maloof said, according to the source.
Maybe the NBA could take over this team, too?
What does interest me though are the comments and statements that make up these articles.
…said in the team statement Friday that his client is cooperating fully with police in nearby Rocklin.
Really? So we should think a little more of his client because he’s not kicking and screaming and telling everyone to eff off?
In a press release, Wright said, “I’m sorry for having gotten myself into this situation. I sincerely apologize to my teammates and coaches, the Sacramento Kings Organization, the Sacramento community and my family.”
In your prepared statement the best you could come up with was “having gotten myself into this situation”? And in the history of doing something wrong, how many people have not apologized afterward?
Now *that* would be a headline.