With the fate of the Sacramento Kings remaining uncertain and 10 days left before NBA officials meet in New York yet again to deliberate on Seattle's bid to buy and relocate the team, there has been a change to the incumbent city's plan to keep its team.

NBA spokesman Mike Bass confirmed that supermarket mogul and part owner of the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins, Ron Burkle, is no longer part of the group that is attempting to buy the team and keep it in Sacramento because of a conflict of interest.

"Ron Burkle is no longer part of the Sacramento group because his ownership interest in Relativity Media, which has a division that represents NBA players, would violate NBA rules," Bass said.

The development is considered a non-factor when it comes to the strength of Sacramento's bid, however, as Golden State Warriors minority owner, Vivek Ranadive, 24 Hour Fitness Founder Mark Mastrov and the Jacobs family that founded Qualcomm in San Diego will head the group both in terms of buying the team and funding that $488 million arena that will come with $258 million in public subsidies. Burkle was also expected to be heavily involved the building of Sacramento's downtown arena, but he will now focus solely on the economic development around the arena.