Chris Hansen, who lost his bid to buy the Sacramento Kings last week, posted a statement to Sonics Arena congratulating Sacramento on its effort to keep the team.
“I’d like to start out by congratulating Mayor Johnson and the fans in Sacramento for the tremendous effort they put together to keep their team. Given what our community went through in 2008, if there is any silver lining in this for Seattle it is seeing Sacramento’s dedicated fan base successfully rally to keep the Kings,” Hansen wrote.
He said Seattle’s effort to bring the NBA back remains “undeterred.”
To read Hansen’s full statement, click here.