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Kings To Stay in Sacramento

'Carmichael Dave': Deal for new arena has been reached.

A deal for a has been reached that will allow the , The Sacramento Bee is reporting.

"Deal has been struck between City and Maloofs. HUGE hurdle leapt. Be cautiously happy people," wrote on Twitter. "There are still hurdles left. A few. Big ones have been crossed. Trying to do a show with tears in your eyes is not as easy as you'd think."

If a deal for a new downtown arena had not been reached, the Kings would have moved, likely to Anaheim or Seattle, .

Now, thanks in part to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, who will speak at the Carmichael Chamber of Commerce luncheon on March 27, that will not happen.

Margaret Andrews February 27, 2012 at 08:21 PM
Yay! I think it's one of those, "I'll believe it when I see it" kind of things, but at least the news for now is positive.
Rick Fantl February 27, 2012 at 08:21 PM
This is fantastic news for The City of Sacramento. We can go into the future with a cornerstone for economic prosperity in the downtown area. This was never about just the Kings. It's about a city that can now boast about its future world class facilities.
Robbie Socks February 28, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Glad to see one hurdle ledpt. Glad that we can still be part of the NBA and have a chance one day of showing what Sacramento is truly about having great fans! We will be champions one day. Then people will be die hard king fans again and have pride for what we fought for. Plus the jobs and things to come from a new arena. Glad to hear this.
Victor Calderon February 28, 2012 at 12:31 AM
Thanks for your comments. Rick and Robbie, are you from Carmichael?
wayne fong February 28, 2012 at 06:47 AM
Lived in Seattle for 15 years. When the Sonics went to Oklahoma City. It was never the same in Seattle. The Thunders have a great team and a future HOF in Durant. The Kings actually have a good team aound Cousins - but not clicking just yet. Seattle would of loved to of gotten the Kings.

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