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Kevin Johnson: $9.2M raised for Kings

Updated: April 21, 2011, 9:35 PM ET
Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson and other political and business leaders emerged from meetings with NBA officials Thursday optimistic about their efforts to keep the Kings in town.

A week after Johnson made a desperate pitch to the NBA Board of Governors in New York that persuaded the league to dispatch a fact-finding team to Sacramento, the mayor believes he made another splash when they arrived. He presented $9.2 million in commitments for new advertising, ticket purchases ...

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