Silver visited the Kings owner Vivek Ranadive on his first trip since taking over for David Stern Saturday.
He received a standing ovation from the sellout crowd for Sacramento's game against the Toronto Raptors last night.
Silver says the plans for Sacramento's arena are unlike anything he's ever seen.
"The grandness of the opening ... the indoor, outdoor look where they create a large concourse in the front and you get that sense that even when you're on the outside ... you're all part of what the event is happening inside the arena, I think it's very representative of the values of the game as expressed by Vivek and his partners."
~Adam Silver, NBA Commissioner
The design has yet to receive final approval from the city, but Silver is confident it will work out.
The Sacramento Kings finished the 2013-14 season with exactly the same record as 2012-2013. But, the team and its fans say it sure feels different.
The City of Sacramento could get as much as a million dollars as the local share of construction-related sales taxes collected for a new arena downtown.
As the demolition date for the portion of the Downtown Plaza where the arena will be built looms, business owners prepare to move or close.
Sacramento's Planning and Design commission have approved plans for the King's downtown arena.
A judge has given Sacramento possession of a former Macy's department store downtown, the last parcel of land needed for the development of a new sports arena.