March 15, 2009
An NBA executive told the Boston Globe the Sacramento Kings could move to Anaheim if area issues in the city of Sacramento aren't resolved.
The report indicated Anaheim has been hoping to get an NBA team for years, has filled its arena for Lakers exhibition games and Clippers regular-season games, and could attract fans from as far south as San Diego. The Lakers and Clippers, however, could challenge for territorial rights fees, and it could be hard for the Kings to find a spot on television in LA, too.
The Globe also reported the financially strapped Indiana Pacers, who reportedly have lost $200 million since 1983, also could be on the move eventually. San Jose, Kansas City, Seattle, and Las Vegas are potential future NBA homes.