Kevin Johnson offered advice to Chris Hansen and Steve Ballmer, the prospective owners of the Sacramento Kings that were planning on relocating the team to Seattle.
"I would take the high road and I'd be gracious," said Johnson.
The NBA's relocation committee voted last week by a margin of 7-0 to vote against Hansen and Ballmer's plan to move the team to Seattle.
"Once the relocation committee spoke as loud and as clear as it did, I would probably take a step back and understand that I'm probably not going to get this team, so how can I put Seattle in the best possible position to get a team moving forward?" said Johnson.