NEW YORK -- The NBA has granted the Sacramento Kings an extension to apply for relocation next season if the team can negotiate a new deal with another city.
March 1 is the usual date a team must notify the NBA of plans to relocate, but the league has extended the deadline to April 18. The league has a Board of Governors meeting from April 14-15, at which time a potential Kings move may be discussed.
Kings ownership is mulling a potential move to Anaheim. Rumors surfaced last month in regard to negotiations between the team and the Honda Center in Anaheim, which already houses the NHL's Ducks.
The Kings have been trying to secure a financing plan with the city of Sacramento for a new arena. They have played in Arco Arena since the 1988-89 season.