The Grant Napear Show – April 9, 2013

Grant discussed Mayor Kevin Johnson’s announcement of local investor Mark Friedman’s involvement in Sacramento’s ownership bid to keep the Kings. Grant went onto describe the likelihood the Kings stay as “Sacramento’s game to lose.” Grant also previewed the A’s upcoming series in Anaheim with the Los Angeles Angels and talked about the Giants and the Masters.

Dale Kasler from the Sacramento Bee joined Grant to discuss Ron Burkle leaving the Kings potential ownership group, what Friedman brings to the group and why Mayor Kevin Johnson’s confidence has not wavered in working to build a downtown arena and keep the Kings in Sacramento.

NBA analyst Tim Legler came on with Grant to talk about the likelihood the Lakers make the playoffs, on whether the Spurs or the Thunder benefit more from home court advantage in the West and the ongoing saga of Bulls guard Derrick Rose returning from a torn ACL. Tim also chatted about Carmelo Anthony’s efficiency and the Knicks chances to make it out of the East.

Phil Oates, one of the local investors assembled by Mayor Johnson, joined Grant to discuss his confidence in Sacramento’s bid, his relationship and thoughts of Mark Friedman, his impression of Vivek Ranadive and what it means to have this ownership group invest in Sacramento and the Kings.

Playing To Win Tour member Sean Thomas joined Grant to discuss their recent visit to Milwaukee as well as their upcoming trips through Denver, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas. Thomas also talked about whether or not the tour achieved its goal.

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