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Report: Sacramento Kings being sold to Seattle-based group

SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, NBA.COM Modified: January 9, 2013 at 1:20 pm •  Published: January 9, 2013

The Maloof family is finalizing the sale of the Kings to a group that would relocate the team to Seattle next season, Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting.

The purchase to a group led by Chris Hansen, a Seattle native living in the San Francisco area, is not complete, and the Maloofs have a history of bailing on major deals at the last minute, as Sacramento officials know from getting their hearts broken in arena negotiations in the Northern California city. But if details from the very reliable Wojnarowski are completed, chances are good the NBA is forever leaving a town that has supported professional basketball like few others.

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