AEG remains interested in participating in a project to build an NBA arena in downtown Sacramento regardless of whether the team is under current or new ownership.

"We remain committed to the mayor and the city, and we would be more than happy to meet with a potential new owner," an AEG spokesman said.

AEG pledged to contribute $59 million to the arena construction and would be the arena operator.

NBA Commissioner David Stern asked AEC to reengage on a potential Sacramento arena.

"To the commissioner's credit, I don't think he ever forgot about Sacramento," said Tim Leiweke. He said Stern, whom he's known for decades, doesn't like to relocate franchises.