On the heels of our interview with CSN Bay Area’s Matt Steinmetz, who tweeted earlier in the day that the Kings deal to Seattle was done, Jason Ross interviewed CBSSports.com’s Ken Berger. Ken tweeted at 2:21pm that “potential buyer Mark Mastrov tells @CBSSports he wants to buy the #Kings and keep them in Sacramento.”
Even as the Maloof family negotiates with a Seattle group that would move the Kings there, another potential buyer who would keep the team in Sacramento has emerged, CBSSports.com has learned.
Mark Mastrov, the founder of 24-Hour Fitness who finished second to Joe Lacob and Peter Guber in bidding for the Warriors, told CBSSports.com Friday that he has interest in buying the Kings and keeping the franchise in Sacramento.
“Definitely, there’ve been conversations,” Mastrov said from his northern California office. “Definitely, there’s interest in acquiring the team and keeping it in Sacramento.”
Mastrov met with the Maloofs recently, and two league sources speaking on condition of anonymity said he has made a formal offer.
Audio for mobile users: Jason Ross Interview With Ken Berger.