Earlier this year it looked like the Sacramento Kings were headed to Seattle to be rebranded as the new Seattle SuperSonics. Chris Hansen and Steve Ballmer had come to terms a purchase agreement with the Maloof family and were going to immediately file for relocation. After an incredible grassroots effort by the fans and some heavy hitters teaming up with Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson they managed to earn the trust of the NBA and its owners to buy the team instead and keep the team in Sacramento.

On October 30 the Kings will kick off their season opener at home against the Denver Nuggets and as a celebration of the successful effort to keep the Kings in Sacramento the local ABC affiliate News10 will broadcast the game without commercials as they keep the eyes on Sacramento the fans and the atmosphere that is sure to delight all of those who worked so hard to keep the team in town. From the Kings:

The Sacramento Kings announced today that local ABC affiliate News10 will once again join the team as a broadcast partner for the 2013-14 season carrying 11 over-the-air Kings telecasts.

Returning for a third time after partnering with the Kings in 2006-07 and 2012-13 News10 will begin coverage this season with a commercially uninterrupted broadcast of the “Long Live the Kings” Home Opener on Oct. 30 versus the Denver Nuggets.

“No one was more excited than we were about the decision to keep the Kings in Sacramento" News10 General Manager Maria Barrs said. “This is a pivotal year and a commercial-free opening game is a great chance for fans to tune-in and rediscover why Kings basketball is so exciting and so important to this community."

"News10 has been a loyal and valuable partner for us and we look forward to working with them again this year" said Sacramento Kings President Chris Granger. "We are excited to offer the home opener commercial-free and give our wonderful fans a peek into the arena experience on what is certain to be a special night."