After Mayor Kevin Johnson formally announced that Mark Mastrov and Ron Burkle were the "whales" leading a Sacramento group trying to buy the Kings and keep them in town, the vibe over the team's future seemed to have brightened, even if the odds still remained long. Everywhere I go these days, folks want to know the same thing – "So, are the Kings staying now?" and "KJ saved the team, right?" – as if I have some inside knowledge. The mayor whispers in plenty of ears around town, but I'm not on his insider list, and I have no more information than anyone who reads the extensive coverage in The Bee. (Really, you conspiracy folks, we're not holding back.) Like the rest of Sacramento, all I can do is speculate, because we don't know details of the Seattle bid or the one submitted by the Sacramento group.
No one knows if Kings will stay or leave
Sacramento Bee | Mar 10