|Pressure on Sacramento to speed up offer for Kings|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 12 February 2013 09:44|
Johnson told reporters at his weekly City Hall news conference Tuesday that he remains ``extremely confident'' Sacramento will complete a counteroffer for the franchise by his March 1 deadline. The mayor plans to be in Houston this weekend during All-Star festivities to lobby league owners and meet with NBA Commissioner David Stern.
A Seattle group led by Chris Hansen and Steve Ballmer has a pending purchase agreement for the Kings and already has filed for relocation. Johnson says that ``the Seattle people would like you to believe that the deal is done. The deal is not done.''