Orange County Register Features KHTK/Sacramento's Carmichael Dave In Column About Kings Move
August 5, 2011 at 3:07 PM (PT)
CBS RADIO Sports KHTK-A/SACRAMENTO morning "DON GERONIMO SHOW" sidekick and midday host CARMICHAEL DAVE has been a key player in SACRAMENTO's attempts to build a new arena and keep the NBA's SACRAMENTO KINGS from moving south to ANAHEIM, and his efforts received some attention from longtime ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER sports columnist MARK WHICKER in THURSDAY's paper.
WHICKER, writing regarding the team's future that the "heart of the matter belongs to CARMICHAEL DAVE," recounted how DAVE turned to his Twitter followers after the ANAHEIM City Council voted to authorize $75 million in bonds for improvements to HONDA CENTER for the KINGS, saying that he would contribute $200 towards a new SACRAMENTO arena in a move that spawned the "Here We Build" (later "Think Big SACRAMENTO") campaign.
The column notes that while ANAHEIM is watching and waiting and SACRAMENTO, given a one-year reprieve, is sweating out the NBA lockout as a complicating factor, ANAHEIM and ORANGE COUNTY are missing a key factor. "It's more than just suits and PowerPoint presentations. And it's more than just filling up the dates at HONDA CENTER," WHICKER wrote. "It's CARMICHAEL DAVE, and the history, and the shared experience he brings. And his friends. We don't have a BREA Bruce or a VILLA PARK Vern. We just think we want an NBA team. SACRAMENTO, in its mind, needs the one it has."
Read the column by clicking here.