Maloof family under fire for 'poison pill' Kings plan

Posted by Nick Kump at May 30, 2013 10:31 AM |
From News 10: May 14, 2013 Sacramento Kings fans are angry but not entirely surprised by the latest twist in the Maloof family's plan to sell the team to Seattle investors. "Time and again they have managed to screw this community," said Sacramento political consultant Doug Elmets. Elmets was reacting to news that broke over the weekend that the Maloofs will not sell the Kings to California-based investors who would keep the team in Sacramento if the NBA blocks the proposed move to Seattle. The Maloofs are reportedly threatening to retain control of the Kings in partnership with the Seattle investors while the team would continue to play, at least temporarily, in Sacramento. Elmets believes the Maloofs first showed their lack of committment to Sacramento in September 2006, when Joe Maloof shocked city leaders by publicly torpedoing a campaign to build a new downt Elmets, the political consultant who felt betrayed by the Maloofs in the 2006 sales tax campaign, showed his disdain a month later by hosting a Halloween costume party and dressing up as Joe Maloof. Elmets' costume lampooned Joe Maloof for appearing in a Carl's Jr. commercial with his brothers that boasted about their wealth. The costume party brought a rare response to public criticism from a Maloof family member. Elmets said after the party was mentioned in the Sacramento Bee, he received an angry phone call from the family matriarch. "Colleen Maloof called me and asked me how I could insult her family and her son by dressing up as him for Halloween," Elmets recalled. "And I said, of course, it was all meant in jest, Mrs. Maloof. The next thing I heard was a 'click.' She hung up on me."
Maloof family under fire for 'poison pill' Kings plan

Doug Elmets mocked Joe Maloof at a 2006 Halloween party

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