SACRAMENTO, CA - It's not the final decision but Monday, the NBA committee tasked with examining two competing bids for the Sacramento Kings recommended to the league's Board of Governors to deny the team's application to move to the Seattle.
The committee's vote was unanimous, 7-0 (some of the 12 members serve on both the relocation and finance committees which worked together on the reviewing the offers).
With the "all-in" vote, News10 Sports anchor Bryan May says that gives Sacramento at least 12 votes, more than the eight needed (to block a Seattle move) when the full vote by the Board of Governors (the 30 team owners or their representatives) is taken.
The owners have at least seven days to review the committee's recommendation before calling a meeting to vote. The NBA said Monday the owners would convene the week of May 13 to vote.