The Sacramento Business Review detailed that Sacramento's economy has made positive strides in recent years, but the progress would be set back if the Kings are sold to a Seattle group.

"As a region, we are definitely coming back," said Sanjay Varshney, dean of business administration at Sacramento State.

The Kings are a major part of Sacramento's private sector.

Mayor Kevin Johnson, a former NBA player, is making a strong push to keep the Kings in Sacramento.