Several owners declined comment as they entered the St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan, where the NBA's Board of Governors meets Thursday and Friday.
Asked whether it's in the Warriors' best interest for the Kings to move to Seattle, freeing up the entire Northern California market, Lacob downplayed that idea.
On Wednesday, after owners on the NBA's joint relocation/finance committee met for several hours, Commissioner David Stern said a final vote on the Kings' future wouldn't come until at least early May.
The commissioner avoided questions about possible expansion, which would give both cities an NBA team. "I'm not going to talk about any of the deliberations," he said. "There are no current plans to expand."
There's been lots of talk about whether the Sacramento investor group has made binding offer for the Kings and put down a $30 million deposit, as Seattle's group has done, But those questions may be somewhat irrelevant.
If both the Sacramento and Seattle groups put forth binding agreements, one of those agreements would be broken regardless of where the Kings end up - thus creating a breach of contract. Meanwhile, the Kings' current owners, the Maloof family, already have one $30 million deposit; a second one would be redundant, as the Maloofs would get double the deposit plus one full purchase price.
For its part, the Sacramento investor group continues to say it's following the process laid out by the NBA and cooperating with all of the league's requests.