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  1. Kings pick up Keith Smart as assistant coach

    Nov 16, 2011, 3:32 PM EDT

    Keith Smart Stephen Curry

    Hey — actual basketball related news! Enjoy this post for the diversion from the lawsuits and foolishness. Keith Smart, let go as head coach of the Golden State Warriors after one season, has been picked up to be an assistant coach on Paul Westphal’s staff in Sacramento, reports the Sacramento Bee. He joins 12-year NBA…

  2. Would lost season increase chances Kings move to Anaheim?

    Nov 15, 2011, 2:03 PM EDT

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    You want to know why NBA owners were willing to cut off the Maloof brothers at the knees, block a Kings move to Anaheim and give Sacramento one more shot to keep its only major league sports franchise? Yesterday. The owners have understood from the start this was going to be a long and ugly…

  3. J.J. Hickson is one game and done in Israel

    Nov 4, 2011, 3:16 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Cleveland Cavaliers

    J.J. Hickson is not going to go down in history as one of the legends of Israeli basketball. The Sacramento Kings forward played one game for Bnei Hasharon of Israel but has been released after one game because he was late for a couple practices. Practice? Yes, we’re talkin’ ’bout practice. Noam Schiller, writer for…

  4. Kings minority owners may be forced to sell share of team

    Oct 31, 2011, 1:17 PM EDT

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    Because the Kings didn’t have enough instability in their organization right now…. A long-standing minority owner of Sacramento may be forced to sell his share of the team soon as he had the misfortune of putting a lot of his money behind a new luxury hotel that opened right as the economy started to tank,…

  5. Kings struggle to keep all those new sponsors happy

    Oct 27, 2011, 1:04 PM EDT

    Kings Farewell Basketball

    It is one of the key reasons the Kings are still the Sacramento Kings. Sacramento Mayor walked up to the NBA’s owners — not the Maloof brothers that own the Kings, but the rest of them — and said he could bring in $10 million more in local corporate sponsorship. Then he went out and…

  6. New documentary tracks effort to keep Kings in Sacramento

    Oct 26, 2011, 8:42 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Sacramento Kings

    A team of bloggers — more importantly, a team of Kings fans — has started to make a documentary about the effort to keep the Kings in Sacramento. A documentary that talks to everyone: The Kings broadcast team, former team officials, Mayor Kevin Johnson, and fans. Okay, it doesn’t talk to the Maloofs, but they…

  7. J.J. Hickson signs to play in Israel during lockout

    Oct 21, 2011, 12:02 PM EDT

    2008 NBA Rookie Portraits

    You are not going to see a flood of NBA stars headed overseas now that the lockout has gotten ugly. Players talk about it, but most teams have full rosters and the NBA players that have gone overseas have struggled to adjust. Teams are not going to pay big money to NBA guys if they…

  8. David Stern could learn a thing or two from Kings fans

    Oct 13, 2011, 10:20 AM EDT

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    I’d say I’m surprised but I’m not. Tuesday at about mid-day I saw my first indications that something was brewing in Sacramento – a seemingly innocuous tweet from Sacramento Kings fan Amy Hyden (@sacgirl88) to G/F Donte’ Greene about setting up an exhibition game: @dontegreeneCOS hey Donte, Is there any way you can set up…

  9. NBA doing the Maloofs’ talking for them

    Oct 6, 2011, 9:52 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Sacramento Kings

    The Maloofs’ relationship with Sacramento is decidedly love-hate. When the Kings were winning and Joe and Gavin were plastered on TV during games, Sacramentans were ready to propose. But it’s funny how life works — the team started losing and (gulp) started asking the city of Sacramento for money, and everything has been downhill since.…

  10. NBA negotiating Sacramento arena deal, Maloofs not there

    Oct 5, 2011, 4:09 PM EDT

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    This should tell you all you need to know about how things are shaking out with the Sacramento arena proposal. There is a big meeting on the issue Wednesday in Dallas, where powerhouse arena operator AEG will meet with Sacramento city leaders and NBA league officials — led by Thunder owner Clay Bennett — to…

  11. Sac City Council members tip their hands on arena vote

    Sep 28, 2011, 8:59 AM EDT

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    Sometimes you need to see the look in somebody’s eyes when they’re forced to make a decision before you truly know how they feel. We got to see that on Tuesday night when the Sacramento City Council voted 7-2 to approve $550,000 to secure consultants, lawyers, and parking experts to start formalizing a funding proposal…

  12. AEG acknowledges interest in Sacramento Entertainment and Sports Complex

    Sep 27, 2011, 8:28 AM EDT

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    It wasn’t a matter of if, it was when. Anschutz Entertainment Group, known better as the stadium and arena operations giant AEG, acknowledged for the first time Friday that they might provide “assistance” to Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson and the Think Big Sacramento coalition in their quest for an arena, according to the Sac Bee.…

  13. Video: Best plays from week one of Vegas Impact series

    Sep 16, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Cleveland Cavaliers

    Part of next week I’m going to be out in Vegas for the end of the Impact Competitive Training Series, what has affectionately become known as the “lockout league.” But for now, I’m like the rest of you basketball junkies, trying to get my fix with highlights and EuroBasket streams. Here are the highlights from…

  14. Kevin Johnson to run for re-election as Sacramento mayor

    Sep 15, 2011, 12:29 PM EDT

    Kevin Johnson

    Without Kevin Johnson, we would be talking about the Anaheim Royals right now, not the Sacramento Kings. The team would have been on the move. The former NBA player is the mayor of Sacramento and made an impassioned plea to league owners to give him a year to both rally community support and get plans…

  15. Francisco Garcia sues exercise ball maker for a broken arm

    Sep 14, 2011, 10:56 PM EDT

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    It was training camp in 2009 and Francisco Garcia of the Kings was doing something you see a lot — lifting weights while balancing on a stability ball. Work on strength and balance at once. Garcia was on the Gymnic “Burst Resistant” Plus Stability Ball. Turns out, not so burst resistant. The ball burst and…

  16. Video: Watch J.J. Hickson throw it down at Impact series

    Sep 14, 2011, 1:22 PM EDT

    2008 NBA Rookie Portraits

    In what has largely been an entertaining pickup game at the Impact Compeititve Basketball Series in Las Vegas, just about nobody has been more entertaining than J.J. Hickson. The guy plays above the rim. Kings fans drool thinking about him on the wings of the break with Tyreke Evans running the show and DeMarcus Cousins…

  17. Who looked good in Vegas Day 1: Marreese Speights, Iman Shumpert

    Sep 13, 2011, 9:09 AM EDT

    MArreese Speights; Amir Johnson

    Monday was Day 1 of the Impact Competitive Training Series out in Las Vegas. That is some organized run for NBA guys, a chance for them to fine tune their games and get in shape for training camps and a season that may or may not come soon. About 40 guys were there for the…

  18. What the Kings should do when the lockout ends…

    Sep 9, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

    Paul Westphal, Tyreke Evans

    This is the next installment of PBT’s series of “What your team should do when the lockout ends.” Today it’s the Sacramento Kings. You can also read up on the Lakers, Timberwolves and Mavericks as we start to work our way through all 30 NBA teams. Last Season: So much for all that dazzling promise. The Kings were like that…

  19. Mayor Kevin Johnson releases arena funding report, will the Maloofs and NBA bite?

    Sep 8, 2011, 9:48 AM EDT

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    The plight of Kings fans, who came within an inch of losing their only major professional sports team, may be coming to a crossroads today, when the Think Big Sacramento coalition led by mayor Kevin Johnson releases their arena funding proposal to the public. All they have to do is come up with a plan…

  20. Kevin Johnson still busting it to keep Kings in Sacramento

    Sep 6, 2011, 2:06 PM EDT

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    While the NBA labor strife seems to suck the life out of all thins NBA, Mayor Kevin Johnson is trying hard to keep the NBA alive in Sacramento. By next March the city needs to have taken big steps toward building a new arena in Sacramento or the Kings are Anaheim bound. The biggest stumbling…

  21. Video: Tyreke Evans has wicked handles

    Aug 26, 2011, 5:15 PM EDT

    Tyreke Evans

    We’ll grant you that he is doing this against high school kids — this was at the Elite 24 event which mixes NBA players and some of the best high school players around. But still, damn Tyreke Evans looks good. Now, if he gets a jump shot with these handles, it is on.

  22. Has Tyreke Evans developed a reliable jump shot?

    Aug 25, 2011, 1:35 PM EDT

    Tyreke Evans, John Salmons

    Tyreke Evans is a beast when he drives the lane. Just a couple years into the league he is one of the best penetrators in the league and he finished an impressive 59.8 percent of shots when he got inside. But if you could keep him outside it was a different story. He shot 25.2…

  23. Report: Casspi now eyeing Tony Parker’s team in France

    Aug 23, 2011, 9:33 AM EDT

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    Omri Casspi is not going to Israel if he plays overseas during he lockout. Which is kind of surprising but talks with Maccabi Tel Aviv (where he would team up with Jordan Farmar) fell through over money and now the Cavalier’s forward looking around at other options. Like teaming up with Tony Parker in France,…

  24. Study says 22 other cities could support an NBA team

    Aug 19, 2011, 7:14 PM EDT

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    Contraction? Why are we talking about contraction? (Well, we’re talking about it because it’s good bargaining leverage so David Stern keeps it alive. But that’s another issue for another day.) For all the trouble the NBA is having in New Orleans and the threats of moving from Sacramento, there are plenty of other cities that…

  25. Even in an exhibition, DeMarcus Cousins doesn’t like refs

    Aug 18, 2011, 1:36 PM EDT

    DeMarcus Cousins Al Horford

    DeMarcus Cousins felt like the referees didn’t respect him during his rookie season. Normally we’d chalk that up to rookies not getting calls in the NBA, but Cousins felt like that in college. He probably said the same things in high school. That attittude was the main reason he racked up technicals at a Rasheed-like pace…

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