StoryMetropolitan King County Councilmember Joe McDermott, chair of the Council’s Budget and Fiscal Management Committee, released this statement on the sale agreement between the owners of the Sacramento Kings and investor Chris Hansen:
“I’m thrilled Mr. Hansen and his partners acquired a team. We are closer than ever to having the Sonics play in Seattle again.
“Yet, this is just one step in many left before the new arena will be built.
“As we agreed last year, an economic impact analysis and a full environmental review must be completed before the arena deal is finalized.
“The County, City and Mr. Hansen will continue to work together until the opening tip-off.”