A spokesman for the Maloof family, owners of the Sacramento Kings, today declined to discuss reports that the Kings were in talks to move to Virginia. NBA officials said they have heard no word from the Kings about a potential move.
In an emailed statement to The Sacramento Bee, Maloof spokesman Eric Rose wrote: "The Kings have been approached by numerous cities interested in buying the team and relocating it. We are not going to discuss which cities have approached the team and are not going to comment on every rumor. I can tell you that the Kings are 100% focused on putting a winning team on the court."
Mike Bass of the NBA says the NBA "has no information from the Kings on this matter, and there has been no application from the Kings for relocation."
Inside Business in Virginia Beach, however, said a discussion about a potential NBA and NHL arena is set for Tuesday's City Council meeting.