The Sacramento Kings won't be a small-market team anymore if Vivek Ranadive has his way.

The Silicon Valley software tycoon, who is leading the investor group trying to keep the Kings in Sacramento, laid out an ambitious vision Monday for transforming the woebegone franchise into a "global brand" that would extend the NBA's reach into China and his native India.

Ranadive, 55, said two more investors have joined his effort to block the Kings from moving to Seattle: Naren Gupta, a venture capitalist with offices in India and Menlo Park; and Andy Miller, a tech entrepreneur in San Francisco. There are now seven investors in the group.

With just days remaining before the NBA could decide the team's fate, Ranadive and two other partners, fitness magnate Mark Mastrov and Facebook alumnus Chris Kelly, spoke enthusiastically in a phone interview with The Bee about creating a tech-savvy basketball organization capable of engaging fans the world over.

But they offered no details about their actual purchase offer for the team, or how they expect the next several days to play out in New York, where NBA owners will weigh the question of whether the Kings should stay or go.

Ranadive wouldn't say whether his group plans to match the increased offer submitted last Friday by Seattle investor Chris Hansen. Nor would he say if his group has yet filed a written purchase offer with the NBA.

A source connected to the Sacramento group said last week the Ranadive group would match Hansen's original $341 million bid for the 65 percent of the Kings controlled by the Maloofs. With his higher bid, Hansen is now offering to pay $357 million.

While the Sacramento investors wouldn't discuss their bid, Mastrov offered clues about the frantic pace of bringing the deal together.

"We've worked very hard in a short period of time," said Mastrov, founder of the 24 Hour Fitness chain. "We've been working around the clock; I don't think I slept much over the weekend."