Just a few years ago, NBA commissioner Adam Silver had a hard time envisioning seeing this day come.
He stood outside Sacramento’s new, state-of-the-art downtown arena Thursday and welcomed Kings fans to the home opener for a franchise many believed was on its way out of town just over three years ago.
“I think it’s a borderline miracle from where we were in 2013 to be here in 2016, a year earlier than they originally pledged to have an arena done,” Silver said before the Kings hosted San Antonio in the first regular-season game at the Golden 1 Center.
Source: The Associated Press
Make sure to follow Basketball Insiders on Twitter at @BBallInsiders.