Associated Press

Back to: Sports
April 9, 2013
Follow Sports

Burkle drops out of Sacramento’s bid to keep Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Billionaire Ron Burkle will not be part of Sacramento’s bid to keep the Kings after all. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said Monday that a conflict of interest forced Burkle to back out. Instead, Johnson said the Southern California businessman and co-owner of the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins will focus on the development around a proposed new downtown arena — and not the arena itself. Burkle is part-owner of Relativity Sports, which manages some NBA players’ careers. Johnson said the conflict surfaced during a meeting with NBA Commissioner David Stern and league owners in New York last week and …

Explore Related Articles

Trending in: Sports

Trending Sitewide

The Nevada Appeal Updated Apr 9, 2013 01:10PM Published Apr 9, 2013 01:10PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.