The future of the Sacramento Kings, even though they have ended a flirtation with Virginia Beach, Va., remains uncertain. Virginia Beach halted its long-shot bid Tuesday to lure the Kings. But other cities, namely Seattle, remain interested in the troubled franchise. Deeply in debt, the Kings play in a badly outdated arena before the NBA's smallest crowds -- and are locked in a stalemate with Sacramento over how to remedy that. ... With the door closing in Virginia, one possible alternative is a move to Seattle, where hedge-fund manager Chris Hansen, backed by Nordstrom and Microsoft money, has a tentative deal to build a $400 million arena. A potential sticking point: Hansen wants to buy a team.
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