Sacramento, Calif. — Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has pledged additional money as part of a regional effort to persuade NBA officials to keep the Kings in California's capital.
Johnson told NBA officials in Sacramento on Thursday that he
has $9.2 million in commitments for new advertising, ticket purchases
and other financial support from regional businesses and
other backers. That’s up from the $7 million he presented to league
owners at the NBA Board of Governors meeting last week.
Johnson and other political and business leaders in the area were
meeting with Oklahoma City Thunder owner and relocation committee
chairman Clay Bennett and league attorney Harvey Benjamin
on Thursday and Friday.
The Kings have until May 2 to request permission to relocate to