Originally Posted by UtahJazzFan88
Sacramento had the support for the arena & a deal in place before the Maloofs backed out (I think they only had to pay like 15% of the arena costs and yet they would still be the owner/operating group), Sacramento has done everything they could.
Yes, the City approved an arena deal (the vote was 7-2) in March 2012 which the Maloofs had been pushing hard for - at the City hall that night they were there celebrating, I recall watching it live on local news.
Then, around a month later (April 13th 2012, I think) they backed out of the deal. Whatever people say, the City of Sacramento did its part.
Also as aforementioned, in April 2011 Ron Burkle offered to purchase the team and keep them in Sac but the Maloofs said they weren't selling - they have really proven themselves duplicitous through this whole ordeal.