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January 22, 2013
List: Investors to give $1 million each to buy Sacramento Kings

The list of 20 local Sacramento Kings investors unveiled by Mayor Kevin Johnson at City Hall. Each has agreed to contribute $1 million.

Dr. Nate Allen, surgeon at Mercy and Sutter

Steve Ayers, principal of Elks Tower and Rail Bridge Cellars Winery

Dale Carlsen and Katy Carlsen, chief executive of Sleep Train Mattress Centers, the current arena naming rights sponsor; and area pediatrician

Dorene Dominguez, chair of Vanir Group construction and development company

Michael and Ken Fahn, real estate investors and concert promoters

Brad Jenkins, president of 01 Communications telecommunications

Larry Kelley, developer and former minority owner in the Kings in the 1990s

Rob Miller, chief executive of PeopleFinders online business

Kevin Nagle, co-owner of Town Center in El Dorado Hills

Phil Oates, chairman of commercial real estate firm Buzz Oates Group of Cos.

Mark Otero, video game entrepreneur and co-founder of KlickNation

Scott Powell, president of Sacramento Jet Center general aviation business

Dr. Aaron Reeves, dentist with Kid's Care Dental

John Stone, tech entrepreneur in El Dorado Hills

David Taylor, Sacramento developer who worked on arena plan that collapsed in April

Angelo K. Tsakopoulos and his son Kyriakos Tsakopoulos, major land developers in Sacramento

Ali Youssefi, vice president at CFY Development Inc., developer of apartment buildings

• Two anonymous investors

Source: Mayor's office

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