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01-26-2013, 10:15 PM
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Originally Posted by gstommylee View Post
Stern has zero control over what the BOG does and he wants seattle to have a team back before he retires.

contract agreements everything has to be clearly written. If the ROFR is written so vague it won't stand up in court and if this goes to litigation Sacramento will lose their team. You have no idea how much the NBA hates being told what to do. It is essentially guarantee they will not approve local ownership and a guarantee that Sacramento will never get a team again.

NBA has the right to decide who ends up being owners or not.

Tick off the NBA and they will vote against you no matter what if you try claiming RORF to match the offer or not.

If Sacramento has any shot at keeping their team litigation isn't the solution.

They have 3 months to get a ownership group going and an arena plan unless the BOG decides to vote on it next month.

This wasn't a quick deal. This has been going on for at least a couple months. It was only just reported that there was a deal working on that the maloofs are going to sell the team to Hansen's group a couple weeks ago. Hansen and his lawyers are aware of the ROFR and so were the NBA lawyers if it was such a huge issue the agreement would not been announced last Monday.
Stern wants Seattle to get a team back but he's not going to make the same mistake twice doing it. If this goes through, all he's doing is making up the Seattle mistake by making Sacramento the mistake.

You also completely falsify the league's stances towards litigation like this. If any of that crap were true, Seattle wouldn't even be in the discussion for a team because they did this when they lost their team.

And yes, this was a quick deal. Even if you believe your story, two months is a short time for a sale process of this size. And just because Hansen, the NBA, and their lawyers don't believe it is a huge issue doesn't mean much of anything. The courts will decide and it wouldn't impact announcing it in the slightest because they'd have to go through with it one way or the other.

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