Ailene Voisin, sports columnist

New NBA boss Adam Silver plans to tour arena site Wednesday, attend Kings game

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 - 7:26 pm
Last Modified: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 - 11:15 pm

New NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will arrive in Sacramento on Wednesday late in the morning or early in the afternoon – if an approaching East Coast snowstorm doesn’t delay or cancel his charter flight from New York.

Silver, who took over for David Stern on Saturday, is expected to tour the Downtown Plaza – getting his first look at the site of the proposed sports and entertainment complex – and meet with Kings owners, Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson and local business and political leaders.

The longtime NBA executive also plans to attend Wednesday’s Kings-Raptors game at Sleep Train Arena before traveling to the Bay Area. His itinerary includes meetings with Golden State Warriors officials, who are attempting to build a new arena on two piers in San Francisco, and technology experts in the Silicon Valley.

Call The Bee’s Ailene Voisin, (916) 321-1208.

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Ailene Voisin, sports columnist

Ailene Voisin

Ailene Voisin was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She earned a bachelor's degree in political science from UNLV and a law degree from the University of San Diego before committing full time to journalism.

Her career includes stops at the San Diego Union, Los Angeles Herald-Examiner and Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and time spent as the backup beat writer for Dodgers and Angels, Clippers and NBA beat writer, sports columnist, along with numerous assignments covering international events and the Olympics. Ailene joined The Sacramento Bee in 1997.

Phone: 916-321-1208
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