NBA Kings Relocation — A Back of the Envelope Analysis

There is a lot of talk in Sacramento, and around the country in sports circles, about the desire of the Maloofs (owners of the Sacramento Kings NBA franchise) for either the local taxpayers to build them a new stadium, or moving the team to a new location. With this post, I intend to use the publicly available financial information to analyze the financial facts driving the Maloof’s agenda.   This will be a back of the envelope analysis based on publicly available information. Consequently, it is not intended to be an exact analysis, but a general idea of the numbers at work and how they impact the decision makers acts. Continue reading