Kings Sale Plan Made Public


In politics, it’s called the “Friday afternoon news dump” – dropping an unflattering piece of information when people are likely to be distracted by their weekend. For the Maloofs and Chris Hansen in Seattle, dropping news of an impending deal to move the Kings on Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Inauguration Day, may be the most effective “Friday” afternoon news dump in history.

In a flurry of press releases from billionaire Chris Hansen, from the Maloofs and the NBA – the impending $525 million dollar deal hit with a deafening thud around Sacramento, lots of paper, no voices to go with the news.