NBA Arenas: Next Stop Milwaukee ( Taxpayers not feeling it-Law makers cautious)


Now that’s Sacramento is in place.  The next NBA challenge is  Milwaukee home of the Bucks Quick Glance of  Milwaukee,Wisconsin City Population-6oo,ooo Metro Area 2 million  Milwaukee is the home to the international headquarters of 5  Fortune 500 companies  Johnson Controls , Northwestern Mutual, Manpower, Rockwell Automation and Harley-Davidson Milwaukee Bucks Wants a New Arena Continue reading “NBA Arenas: Next Stop Milwaukee ( Taxpayers not feeling it-Law makers cautious)”

Sacramento Kings: Soap Opera R.E.S.P.E.C.T!


Clearly its personal……  It’s not about the City of Sacramento or Seattle.   It’s about  honor and principal. The newly empowered, Maloof Family wants respect.  If they had the cash, I believe they would stay in Sacramento and build this team, the brothers liked Sacramento and the liked owning a professional franchise.   But they don’t have the capital.Continue reading “Sacramento Kings: Soap Opera R.E.S.P.E.C.T!”

The Sacramento Kings in Seattle may be the best gift for Sacramentians


After reviewing the Entertainment and Sports Center(ESC) Term Sheet. The Sacramento Kings moving to Seattle may be the best gift for Sacramentians.  The 2013 sheet is overly optimistic with perfect storm forecasts.  It  has several unsubstantiated claims for growth and insufficient  traffic/parking studies.  In a city facing deficits this  year, the questions becomes is the ESC a good deal fromContinue reading “The Sacramento Kings in Seattle may be the best gift for Sacramentians”

Sacramento’s Arena at Downtown Plaza: “Feel Free to Panic”


Last year it seemed all pieces for the Downtown Arena at the Railyards had a place.   With all the contributors identified, Sacramento‘s contribution would have been  250 million dollars. Fast Forward to March 2013.   The Sacramento Kings are not simply moving  out of town, they are up for sale.  While Sacramento has bidders in placeContinue reading “Sacramento’s Arena at Downtown Plaza: “Feel Free to Panic””

Sacramento Kings-Downtown Arena “Sacramento’s never ending story”


Remember Al Pacino‘s line in the godfather Just When I Thought I Was Out, They Pull Me Back In!  This sentiment is shared by many Sacramentian .   Just when we thought the saga was over last April with the Maloofs eleventh hour withdrawal  from the downtown arena project .   A legitimate  offer from Seattle sent MayorContinue reading “Sacramento Kings-Downtown Arena “Sacramento’s never ending story””

MALOOF’S SACRAMENTO HERO’S? Arena Deal (Would) Cost Taxpayers MILLIONS


What a difference a few days makes.   Just last week, we villainized  the Maloof‘s ,the Owners of the Sacramento Kings when they backed out of the Downtown Arena deal at the eleventh hour.  Last year they wanted out, Anaheim was calling, but at the NBA board of governors meeting last year, they were smackedContinue reading “MALOOF’S SACRAMENTO HERO’S? Arena Deal (Would) Cost Taxpayers MILLIONS”

Sacramento to the Maloof’s “GET OUT” leave the KINGS!


So Long Ago February 28,2012   Maloof greed has once again reared its ugly head or heads.  For one who has followed the  drama called the Sacramento Kings, its a bit of Deja Vu.   Step into the wayback machine and set the dial to 2006. Back then the citizens of Sacramento, was asked to tax themselves toContinue reading “Sacramento to the Maloof’s “GET OUT” leave the KINGS!”

NIGHTMARE! “Sacramento Kings owners dragging feet-may move anyway?


Joe Maloof–Mayor Kevin Johnson-Gavin Maloof After years of discussion,rumors of  moves to Las Vegas, Anaheim,Louisville and Seattle, the pieces are finally in place for a new 391 million  dollar downtown Arena for fledgling Sacramento Kings. The Maloofs, the owners of the Sacramento Kings  said the current arena Power Balance Pavillion (which they own) believed a new arena was needed andContinue reading “NIGHTMARE! “Sacramento Kings owners dragging feet-may move anyway?”

Sacramento’s Sports Clock is ticking “New Downtown Arena or Bust”


One couldn’t miss the sarcasm in  NBA commissioner David Stern’s voice last spring.   He wasn’t convinced,if Sacramento could come up with a new arena package.    With Anaheim willing and able to host the a Kings at the Honda Center  or better still, a billionare (Henry Samueli)  who could write a check for the team.  Mr Stern’s wouldContinue reading “Sacramento’s Sports Clock is ticking “New Downtown Arena or Bust””

Sacramento Arena: same story different day, Just saying for Monday, May 30,2011


Pretty pictures, nice artist renderings, its gonna be fabulous.    Money?  Were working on it.    This Sacramento rerun has grown old.    I’ve lost count of the renderings all the pretty pictures. I’m am not a Maloof, or a David Stern.    I  have grown weary of the “Sacramento Arena Show” the press releasesContinue reading “Sacramento Arena: same story different day, Just saying for Monday, May 30,2011”