February 25, 2011
The Sacramento Kings have been in California's capital city since 1985 after stints in Kansas City, Omaha, Cincinnati and, where it all began in 1945, Rochester.
Now it looks as if the team is aiming to move again.
Thursday, the National Basketball Association revealed that the Maloof family, which owns the Kings, has requested an extension of the league's Tuesday deadline for asking permission to move to a new city this year, the Sacramento Bee reports.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, who played in the NBA from 1987 to 2000 for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns, is hugely disappointed and said, "This means one thing. They are trying to cut a deal to leave," the Bee reports.
The team's destination is believed to be Anaheim.