Kings left town because a California group bought the team the year Jordan came into the league. They left right when the NBA was about ready to boom. Kings actually had local ownership during their time in KC. Scouts problem was they had like 30 owners and none of them had real deep pockets. Both of those teams had owners that made David Glass look like Mark Cuban. Both leagues have changed economically since then has well.
So its back to where I said before, it comes down to ownership.