The effort to keep the NBA's Sacramento Kings from moving to Seattle got a boost by a Silicon Valley software tycoon who stepped forward as lead investor.
The Seattle Storm will be down another All-Star after the team announced Tuesday that Sue Bird will miss the 2013 season because she needs knee surgery.
The prospective new owner of the Sacramento Kings is calling on fans in Seattle to sign up for a "priority ticket waitlist" as a way to show the NBA how much interest there is in bringing pro basketball back to the area.
NBA Commissioner David Stern says the counteroffer to keep the Sacramento Kings from moving to Seattle needs to be increased financially before the league's owners can consider it.
The NBA received an official offer Friday from 24 Hour Fitness founder Mark Mastrov and billionaire Ron Burkle to buy the Sacramento Kings and keep the team from moving to Seattle, league spokesman Tim Frank said.
The fight to bring the SuperSonics back to Seattle took center stage at the All-Star NBA weekend in Houston.
Gary Payton, Tim Hardaway and Mitch Richmond were among 12 finalists announced Friday for election into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
NBA Commissioner David Stern expects a concrete financing plan from Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson within the next two weeks, with the aim of settling the Kings' future by mid-April.
While there is a signed agreement in place to sell the Sacramento Kings to Seattle investor Chris Hansen and move the team north for the next season, Sacramento's mayor vowed again Tuesday that his city is not going down without a fight.
The NBA confirmed Monday it has received a signed agreement for the sale of the Sacramento Kings to the Chris Hansen investment group.
The Maloof family has agreed to sell the Sacramento Kings to a Seattle group led by investor Chris Hansen, two people familiar with the decision told the Associated Press Sunday night.
Friday was a day of more speculation, more leaks and now more designs on what could be the home of the Seattle Sonics.
Ethan Sherwood Strauss of ESPN has made a remarkable discovery from Game 7 of the 1993 Rockets-Supersonics playoff series - a sixth man was on the court for Houston during the final crucial seconds of the game and could have changed its outcome.
Sue Bird scored 22 points, including two 3-pointers in the second overtime, and the Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 86-79 on Sunday night to force a deciding third game in the Western Conference semifinal series.