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

02/04/2014 7:26 PM

02/04/2014 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.

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Ailene Voisin, who has been with The Sacramento Bee since 1997, writes columns on a variety of sports, from the NBA, NFL and baseball to local high schools. Voisin previously worked for the San Diego Union, Los Angeles Herald-Examiner and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She has been a beat writer covering the Dodgers, Angels and Clippers. Contact her at or 916-321-1208. Twitter: @ailene_voisin.


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