The NBA Board of Governors have the final decision in whether or not the deal goes through. This decision is expected in mid-April. The city of Sacramento have recently made this decision more complicated.
Sacramento Mayor, Kevin Johnson, has strongly opposed any move that would take the Sacramento Kings to another city. Mayor Johnson and other Sacramento city officials have put together a preliminary deal to build an arena in Sacramento. The purposed plan would cost a total of $447 million.
The next step in moving forward with this plan is to get approval from the city council. This vote will happen TODAY.
The result of the city council's decision could be impactful on the NBA Board of Governors decision. If the arena deal is approved, the city of Sacramento may seem more fit to continue to host the NBA franchise. At the end of this deal, either the city of Sacramento or the city of Seattle will be devastated. The city of Sacramento could lose the franchise that they have been cheering for years. The city of Seattle thought they were finally getting an NBA franchise back to the city, that dream could be destroyed.