Kings staying in Sacramento for next season

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The Sacramento Kings play the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, April 13, 2011.

Basketball's Sacramento Kings will stay in their home city for at least another season.

The Maloof family, owners of the NBA franchise, had proposed moving the team to Anaheim.

Now the Maloofs say they've decided to stay in northern California for another season in the hope that Sacramento will come up with a plan for a new arena.

NBA Commissioner David Stern says the decision does not hurt Anaheim's chances of landing a team in the future.

"You know I think that Anaheim is in the future of the NBA - and that this process only moved it along - rather than in any way detracted from it," Stern says.

Stern says the NBA relocation committee has suggested to the Maloofs that it would support a move in a year if an arena plan for the state capital doesn't come to fruition.

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson - a former point guard for two NBA teams - recently arranged for $10 million in corporate sponsorship pledges to keep the team in Sacramento for next season.

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