Sacramento Kings Moving: Maloofs Reportedly Uninterested in Ron Burkle's Offer
According to a report in Friday morning's Sacramento Bee, the Sacramento Kings ownership group has already rebuffed Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Ron Burkle and Sacramento lobbyist's bid to purchase the team from the Maloofs and keep the team in Sacramento.
The family has vowed to hold onto the Kings and insisted Thursday that the team isn't for sale – to Burkle or anyone else.
"It does not matter – they are not going to sell the team," said Kings spokesman Troy Hanson when asked about the Burkle plan.
This should come as little surprise to Kings fans—the Maloofs have said all along since the story first broke that they were trying to take the team to Anaheim that they had no interest in selling the team.
That said, according to the same Bee report, Burkle (whose net worth is roughly $3.2 billion) would still be interested in purchasing a different team and moving it to California's capital. The New Orleans Hornets is the name surfacing the most since the team is currently owned by the NBA.
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