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Maloof brothers no longer Kings of Sacramento

Tuesday - 4/2/2013, 4:51pm  ET

ANTONIO GONZALEZ
AP Sports Writer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The moment will be seared into the memories of long-suffering Sacramento Kings fans forever.

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and Kings owners Joe and Gavin Maloof, standing together at center court, holding hands and raising their arms in triumph a night after the City Council approved an arena deal between both sides to keep the NBA team in town for at least another 30 years.

Barely a month passed before the Maloofs backed out of that handshake agreement last April.

Now, for the second time in three years, Johnson will make a presentation to NBA owners in New York on Wednesday to keep the Kings from leaving California's capital city. The goal is to block a bid by a group that has a deal with the Maloofs to buy the Kings and move the team to Seattle.


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