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2007-08 Sacramento Kings season
Kansas City-Omaha Kings
Kansas City Kings
|Team colors||Purple, Black, and Silver|
|Owner||The Maloof family|
Robin E. Hernreich
|General manager||Geoff Petrie|
|Head coach||Reggie Theus|
|D-League affiliate||Bakersfield Jam|
|Championships||NBL: 2 (1946 and 1947)|
NBA: 1 (1951)
|Conference titles||1 (1951)|
|Division titles||NBL: 2 (1947, 1948)|
NBA: 5 (1949, 1952, 1979, 2002, 2003)
The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. The Western Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams and organized in three divisions of five teams each The Pacific Division is a division in the Western Conference of the NBA. Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar ARCO Arena is an indoor arena located in Sacramento California, United States. The Maloof family is an American family of Lebanese descent which owns numerous business properties in the Western United States. Robin E Hernreich (born 1945 is a former director of K2 Sports, an owner of the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association and the Arizona Geoffrey Michael Petrie (born April 17 1948, in Darby Pennsylvania) is the Sacramento Kings ' President of Basketball Operations Reggie Wayne Theus (born October 13 1957 is an American retired Basketball player and is currently the head coach for the NBA 's Sacramento Kings, a position The NBA Development League, or D-League, is the National Basketball Association 's officially sponsored and operated developmental Basketball organization The Bakersfield Jam are an expansion franchise of the National Basketball Association Development League (D-League that began play in 2006-07 Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Series Summary Team rosters See also Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1948 ( MCMXLVIII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1949 ( MCMXLIX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1952 ( MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m The Kings are members of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The franchise that would become the Sacramento Kings initially started in the city of Rochester, New York, as the Rochester Royals of the National Basketball League. Rochester is a city in Monroe County, New York State, south of Lake Ontario in the United States. The National Basketball League was a professional basketball league in the United States from 1937 to 1949.
At the conclusion of World War II, the United States lacked a major professional basketball league. The National Basketball League decided to fill that void by stepping up from a regional semi-pro league into the nation's premier professional basketball loop. One of the top professional teams in the country was the Rochester Pros, an independent barnstorming team run by Lester Harrison. They were invited to join the NBL for the 1945-46 season. The team, which had long been known as the Seagrams before briefly adopting the nickname "Pros", held a name-the-team contest and selected the nickname "Royals".
Success for the Royals was almost immediate. Founded in 1945 by owner/coach/general manager Les Harrison (Hall of Famer) and his brother and co-owner/business manager Jack Harrison, the team won the NBL championship in 1945-46. Lester "Les" Harrison ( August 20 1904 - December 23 1997) was an American professional basketball player coach and team The team was led by Bob Davies, Al Cervi, George Glamack, and Otto Graham, a future NFL Hall of Famer, who, in his only season in professional basketball, won a league championship before moving on to football and leading the Cleveland Browns to ten straight championship games, winning seven. Robert Edris Davies (January 15 1920 in Harrisburg Pennsylvania – April 22 1990 in Hilton Head South Carolina) was a professional Basketball player Alfred Nicholas Cervi (born February 12, 1917) is an American former professional Basketball player and coach. George Gregory Glamack ( June 7, 1919 - March 10, 1987) (born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) was an American Basketball Otto Everett Graham Jr ( December 6, 1921 - December 17, 2003) was an American professional football and Basketball player The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in Cleveland, Ohio.
The following season, NBL Governors voted that the regular season "Pennant Winner" would be declared as the official NBL Champion, and the post-season would consist of a separate, non-championship tournament. The Royals finished 31-13 (. 705), capturing their second NBL Championship in as many years, but lost in the post-season tournament finals to the Chicago American Gears. The Chicago American Gears were a National Basketball League team who played from 1944 to 1947.
The following season the NBL scrapped their one-year "pennant" experiment, and from that point forward the post-season playoffs would determine the NBL Champion. The Royals again finished with the league's best overall record at 44-16, but lost to George Mikan's Minneapolis Lakers 3 games to 1 in the NBL Finals.
In 1948, the Royals moved to the Basketball Association of America along with the Fort Wayne Pistons, Minneapolis Lakers, and Indianapolis (Kautskys) Jets. The 1948–49 BAA season was the 3rd season of the Basketball Association of America, the league that would eventually become the National Basketball Association The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area The Indianapolis Jets were a National Basketball Association team based in Indianapolis Indiana. A year later, the BAA merged with the NBL to become the National Basketball Association.
The Royals won the NBA title in 1951 by defeating the New York Knickerbockers 4 games to 3. The 1950–51 NBA season was the 5th season of the National Basketball Association. It was the last championship in the franchise's history to date.
The Royals twelve-year stay in Rochester featured the services of nine future members of the Basketball Hall of Fame, one member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and a Hollywood Walk of Famer: Al Cervi, Bob Davies, Alex Hannum, Les Harrison, Red Holzman, Arnie Risen, Maurice Stokes, Jack Twyman, Bobby Wanzer, Otto Graham, and Chuck Connors. Alfred Nicholas Cervi (born February 12, 1917) is an American former professional Basketball player and coach. Robert Edris Davies (January 15 1920 in Harrisburg Pennsylvania – April 22 1990 in Hilton Head South Carolina) was a professional Basketball player Alexander Murray Hannum ( July 19, 1923 — January 18, 2002) was a professional Basketball player and Hall-of-Fame coach Lester "Les" Harrison ( August 20 1904 - December 23 1997) was an American professional basketball player coach and team William "Red" Holzman (August 10 1920 &ndash November 13 1998 was an NBA Basketball player and coach probably best known as the Arnold D Risen (born October 9, 1924 in Williamstown Kentucky) is a retired American Basketball player Maurice Stokes (born June 17, 1933 in Rankin Pennsylvania &ndash died April 6, 1970 in Cincinnati Ohio) was a professional John Kennedy "Jack" Twyman (born May 11, 1934 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania) is a former professional Basketball player Robert Francis (Bobby Wanzer, also known as "Hooks" Wanzer (born June 4 1921 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former Basketball Otto Everett Graham Jr ( December 6, 1921 - December 17, 2003) was an American professional football and Basketball player Chuck Connors ( April 10 1921 – November 10 1992) was an American Actor and a professional Basketball and
In 1957, the Royals were moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, by the Harrison brothers. The 1957–58 NBA Season was the 12th season of the National Basketball Association. The two top stars moving with the team were Maurice Stokes and Jack Twyman. Maurice Stokes (born June 17, 1933 in Rankin Pennsylvania &ndash died April 6, 1970 in Cincinnati Ohio) was a professional John Kennedy "Jack" Twyman (born May 11, 1934 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania) is a former professional Basketball player Stokes' promising career ended tragically due to a brain injury that resulted from a fall during a playoff game at Detroit in 1958. Twyman became Stokes' legal guardian and remained so until Maurice's death in 1970. Twyman was the first Royal to average 30 points per game for a season. Both are Hall of Famers. The move to Cincinnati was not initially a financial success. Despite making the playoffs for the first time in three seasons the Royals would still lose a reported $25,000. An opportunity to end all the team's financial problems seemed a certainty after the Harrison brothers brokered a deal with Rochester concessionaire Norman Shapiro to sell controlling interest in the team to him. Shapiro then would have moved the team back to Western New York for the 1958-59 season. Under the new ownership of Shapiro the Harrisons could then have continued their roles with Les as General Manager and Jack as Business Manager. The reason that the sale and relocation to Rochester failed was because at the time the NBA was negotiating with a major television network to carry the league's games on a select basis. The league did not view Rochester as a "Major League" city and refused to grant the authorization of the sale. Without the league's OK to sell the team back to Rochester interests the Harrisons reluctantly sold the Royals to Cincinnati owners.
The team's star players throughout the 1960s were Oscar Robertson and Jerry Lucas. Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24 1938 in Charlotte Tennessee) nicknamed " The Big O " is a former American NBA player with Jerry Ray Lucas (born March 30 1940 was a Basketball player from the 1950s to the 1970s and is now a memory education expert Robertson met with individual success, averaging a triple-double in 1961-62 and winning the Most Valuable Player award in 1964. The 1961–62 NBA season was the 16th season of the National Basketball Association. The 1963–64 NBA season was the 18th season of the National Basketball Association. Robertson was a league-leading scorer and passer each season. Lucas was Rookie Of the Year in 1964, led the league in shooting, and later averaged 20 rebounds per game over three seasons. Both were All-NBA First Team selections multiple times.
The Royals were an also-ran throughout the era anyway. The team failed to keep promising players and played in the tough NBA East division, dominated by the Boston Celtics, even as a Baltimore team played in the West Division for three years, denying the team likely visits to the NBA Finals.
In 1966, the team was sold to a pair of brothers named Max and Jeremy Jacobs. Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. That same season, the Royals began playing some of their home games in neutral sites such as Cleveland (until the Cavaliers began play in 1970), Dayton & Columbus, which was the norm for the rest of the Royals tenure in the Queen City. The 1966–67 NBA Season was the 21st season of the National Basketball Association. The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional Basketball team based in Cleveland Ohio. Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
New coach Bob Cousy, a loyal Boston Celtic, traded Lucas in 1969. Robert Joseph "Bob" Cousy (born August 9 1928 in New York City) is a former French - American professional Basketball player Robertson was traded to Milwaukee in 1970, where he would immediately win an NBA title. The Milwaukee Bucks are a professional Basketball team based in Milwaukee Wisconsin. The declining franchise left Cincinnati shortly thereafter, moving to Kansas City in 1972. Kansas City Missouri only Items for the metro area Kansas City Kansas or North Kansas City MO should go on their respective pages The 1972–73 NBA season was the 27th season of the National Basketball Association.
The Royals were renamed the Kings because Kansas City already had the Royals baseball team. The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The basketball team agreed to change its nickname, even though it had used the name for 25 years before the baseball team was established), the team initially divided its home games between Kansas City and Omaha until 1975, when it abandoned the Omaha market. Kansas City Missouri only Items for the metro area Kansas City Kansas or North Kansas City MO should go on their respective pages The 1975–76 NBA season was the 30th season of the National Basketball Association. During that time the team was officially called the "Kansas City-Omaha Kings". The team netted a new superstar in Nate Archibald, who led the league in scoring and assists. Nathaniel "Tiny" Archibald (born September 2 1948 New York City is a retired American professional Basketball player
While still in Cincinnati, the Kings introduced a most unusual uniform design, which placed the player's surname BELOW his number. The design remained intact through the first several seasons of the team's run in Sacramento, even when the shade of blue on the road uniforms was changed from royal blue to powder blue, and the script "Kansas City" which adorned the road jerseys was scrubbed after the move in favor of a repeat of the "Kings" script on the home shirts.
The Kings had some decent players throughout. Tom Van Arsdale, the shooting forward, "Jumpin" Johnny Green, and Matt Guokas helped Archibald in the first year in Kansas City. Thomas Arthur (Tom Van Arsdale (born February 22 1943 in Indianapolis Indiana) is a former professional Basketball player Matthew George " Matt "/" Matty " Guokas Jr (born February 25, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Toby Kimball was a fan favorite. Jimmy Walker teamed with Archibald as the Kings made the playoffs the second year. Sam Lacey, an effective passing center, became one of the most dependable players in the league. However, the management traded Archibald, and wasted high draft picks. Bob Cousy gave way to Phil Johnson, who was fired midyear in 1977 and replaced by Larry Staverman, a player on the team on two separate occasions when it was in Cincinnati and who later became the Cleveland Indians groundskeeper. Phillip Johnson, Philip Johnson, or Phil Johnson may refer to Philip Johnson (1906–2005 noted American architect Phil Larry Joseph Staverman ( October 11 1936 – July 12, 2007 was an American professional Basketball player and coach
The Kings finally achieved some success in their new home when they hired Cotton Fitzsimmons as coach. Lowell "Cotton" Fitzsimmons ( October 7, 1931 &ndash July 24, 2004) was a college and NBA Basketball Coach Fitzsimmons won the Midwest Division in 1978-79 with rookie point guard Phil Ford. Kansas City was led by shooting guard Otis Birdsong, strong on both offense and defense, all around shooting forward Scott Wedman, and passing center Sam Lacey, who had a trademark 25 foot bank shot. They also drew an average of 10,789 fans to Kemper Arena that season, the only time during their tenure in KC that average attendance was in five figures. Kemper Arena American Royal Center is a 19500 seat indoor arena in Kansas City Missouri, USA that has hosted NCAA Final Four Basketball The Kings made the playoffs in 1979-80 and again in 1980-81, despite finishing the regular season at 40-42. The 1979–80 NBA season was the 34th season of the National Basketball Association. The 1980–81 NBA season was the 35th season of the National Basketball Association. The Kings made a surprise run in the NBA Playoffs, reaching the Western Conference Finals. The NBA Playoffs is a best-of-seven elimination tournament between sixteen teams in the Eastern Conference and Western Conference (called Divisions Big Ernie Grunfeld played the point in this run, as KC used a slow half court game to win the first two rounds. Ernest (Ernie Grunfeld (born April 24 1955) is an American former professional Basketball player Power forward Reggie King had a remarkable series, dominating the opposition.
However, a series of bad luck incidents prevented the team from building on its success. Ted Stepien, owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers lured Wedman and Birdsong away with big contract offers, the roof literally fell in at Kemper Arena because of a winter storm, forcing the team to play most of the 1979-80 season at Municipal Auditorium, and the ownership group sold the team to Sacramento interests for just eleven million dollars. The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional Basketball team based in Cleveland Ohio. Kemper Arena American Royal Center is a 19500 seat indoor arena in Kansas City Missouri, USA that has hosted NCAA Final Four Basketball The general manager was fired in a bizarre scandal in which he was found to be reusing marked postage stamps. When the Kings rehired Joe Axelson as general manager, they brought back the man who had previously traded superstars Oscar Robertson, Norm Van Lier, Nate Archibald and Jerry Lucas, and used the third pick in the ABA dispersal draft on Ron Boone. Joe Axelson ( December 25, 1927 - May 31, 2008) was an American sports executive who won the first NBA Executive of the Year Award The American Basketball Association ( ABA) was a professional Basketball league founded in 1967, and eventually merged in part with the National Ronald Bruce Boone (born September 6 1946 in Oklahoma City Oklahoma) is a retired American Basketball Association (ABA player Axelson would stay on after the Kings left Kansas City where, in their last game ever, fans wore Joe Axelson masks. Axelson later would say he hoped his plane would never touch down in Kansas City.
Axelson later would be the first general manager in the history of sports to fail with the same franchise in four different cities: Cincinnati, Kansas City, Omaha and Sacramento. He would not be fired for good until he rehired as coach Phil Johnson, whom he had fired in midseason in Kansas City ten years before. The Kings also had the misfortune of entering this period competing with the Kansas City Comets for the winter sports dollar, when the Comets were led by marketers - the Leiweke brothers. The name Kansas City Comets has been used by two different Indoor soccer teams Their final season, 1984-85, resulted in a dismal 31-51 record as fans stayed away from Kemper Arena in droves, with average attendance of just 6,410. The 1984–85 NBA season was the 39th season of the National Basketball Association. The writing was on the wall for Kansas City.
The Kings moved west to their current home of Sacramento, California, in 1985. The 1985–86 NBA season was the 40th season of the National Basketball Association. Much of their early tenure in Sacramento was spent in the NBA's cellar, and the team made the playoffs only once between 1985 and 1995. Some of their failure was attributable to unimaginable misfortune, such as the career-altering car crash suffered by promising point guard Bobby Hurley and the tragic suicide of Ricky Berry; some was attributable to poor management such as the over-long tenure of head coach Garry St. Jean and the ill-fated selection of "Never Nervous" Pervis Ellison with the first overall pick in the 1989 NBA Draft. Robert (Bobby Matthew Hurley (born June 28 1971 in Jersey City New Jersey) is a former professional Basketball player Ricky Alan Berry ( October 6 1964 &ndash August 14 1989) was an American professional Basketball player in the NBA Garry St Jean is a former professional Basketball coach and executive Pervis Ellison (born April 3, 1967 in Savannah Georgia) is a former college and professional NBA Basketball player The 1989 NBA Draft took place on June 27 1989 in New York City, New York, USA.
The early 1990s were not kind to the Kings. Sacramento was known for having strong fan support helped them win over 60% of its home games, but it never had a good team and always struggled on the road going 1-40 on the road in one single season alone, and its owner James Alford Thomas rarely paid for top talent. The Kings squeaked into the playoffs in 1996 largely due to the effort of star player Mitch Richmond, but they did not distinguish themselves in the postseason. Mitchell James ( Mitch) Richmond (born June 30 1965 in Fort Lauderdale Florida) is a retired American Basketball player Eventually the team was sold to the Maloof Family, who finally changed the direction of the team. The Maloof family is an American family of Lebanese descent which owns numerous business properties in the Western United States.
The Kings emerged from years of mediocrity with the draft selection of Jason Williams, the signing of Vlade Divac, and the trade of Mitch Richmond for Chris Webber prior to the lockout-shortened 1998-99 season. Jason Chandler Williams (born November 18 1975 is a former American professional Basketball player Vlade Divac ( Serbian Cyrillic: Владе Дивац, ˈvlaːdɛ ˈdiːvaʦ (born February 3 1968, in Prijepolje, Mitchell James ( Mitch) Richmond (born June 30 1965 in Fort Lauderdale Florida) is a retired American Basketball player Mayce Edward Christopher Webber III (born March 1 1973 in Detroit, Michigan) better known as Chris Webber and nicknamed C-Webb, is a retired The 1998–99 NBA season was the 53rd season of the National Basketball Association. These acquisitions coincided with the arrival of Peja Stojakovic, who had both been drafted in 1996. Predrag "Peja" Stojaković ( Serbian Cyrillic: Предраг Стојаковић - Пеђа) (born June 9 1977 is a Serbian Basketball The 1996 NBA Draft was the 54th draft in the National Basketball Association. Each of these moves was attributed to general manager Geoff Petrie, who has won NBA Executive of the Year several times. Geoffrey Michael Petrie (born April 17 1948, in Darby Pennsylvania) is the Sacramento Kings ' President of Basketball Operations
Following these acquisitions, the Kings rose in the NBA ranks, becoming a perennial playoff contender. Led by new head coach Rick Adelman, and aided by former Princeton head coach and Kings assistant Pete Carril, their so-called "Princeton offense" turned heads around the league for its run-and-gun style and superb ball movement. Richard Leonard Adelman (born June 16 1946 in Lynwood California, United States) is a retired American Basketball player Peter J "Pete" Carril (born July 10, 1930 in Bethlehem Pennsylvania, United States) is a former professional and collegiate Some criticized the Kings for their poor team defense, Williams's "flash over substance" style of play with its many turnovers, and Webber's failure to step up his game in important matchups. Still, they quickly became NBA darlings, garnering many fans outside of California, and even around the world, many of which were enthralled by Williams's amazing passing abilities and Webber's sharp all-around game. Despite their tremendous successes, they were still a young team, and were ultimately defeated by more experienced teams in the playoffs, losing to the Utah Jazz in 1999 (in a thrilling five-game matchup), and the Los Angeles Lakers in 2000.
Following the 2000 season, the Kings traded starting small forward Corliss Williamson to the Toronto Raptors for defensive shooting guard Doug Christie, opening a starting spot for sharpshooter Stojakovic. The 1999–2000 NBA season was the 54th season of the National Basketball Association. Corliss Mondari Williamson (born December 4, 1973 in Russellville Arkansas) is a retired American professional Basketball player The Toronto Raptors are a professional Basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. For the Canadian Lawyer of the same name see Doug Christie (lawyer. Stojakovic and his dead-eye long range shot served as the perfect complement to Webber's smooth inside game, taking the Kings' already-potent offense to new heights. With their continued success on court came their continued rise in popularity, culminating in their gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated in February 2001, with the title "The Greatest Show On Court". Sports Illustrated is an American Sports Magazine owned by media conglomerate Time Warner. In 2001, they won their first playoff series in the Webber era (and their first in twenty years), defeating the Phoenix Suns 3-1, before being swept in four games by the Lakers, who went on to win the NBA championship. The 2000–01 NBA season was the 55th season of the National Basketball Association.
In July 2001, Petrie traded starting point guard Jason Williams to the Vancouver/Memphis Grizzlies for point guard Mike Bibby. The Memphis Grizzlies are a professional Basketball team based in Memphis Tennessee. Michael "Mike" Bibby (born May 13 1978, in Cherry Hill New Jersey) is an American professional Basketball Point The trade solved needs on both sides: the Grizzlies, in the process of moving to Memphis, wanted an exciting, popular player to sell tickets in their new home, while the Kings, an up-and-coming team, sought more stability and control at the point guard position. Although questioned by some Kings fans at the time, NBA officials and experts proclaimed Bibby as the better player in the deal, as well as a better leader, having led the Arizona Wildcats to an NCAA championship in 1997. Athletic program The University of Arizona participates in the NCAA 's Division I-A in the Pacific Ten Conference. This move was complemented by the crucial re-signing of Webber to a maximum-salary contract, securing the star power forward for years to come.
With the addition of Bibby, the Kings had their best season to date in 2001-02. The 2001–02 NBA season was the 56th season of the National Basketball Association. The team finished with a league-best record of 61-21, going 36-5 at ARCO Arena, and stormed through the first two rounds of the playoffs. The Kings then faced the L. A. Lakers, the two-time defending champions in the western conference finals. In what has been widely acclaimed as one of the greatest playoff series of all time, the Kings jumped out to a 3-2 lead. In a highly contested game 6 at the STAPLES Center, the Kings lost narrowly. The Kings shot nine free throws in the fourth quarter to the Lakers 27. The Kings would go on to lose the series. In the seventh and final game, poor free throw shooting would doom the Kings; making only 16 of 30 free throws (53. 3%).
After winning another division championship by going 59-23 in 2002-03, the Kings lost Webber to a knee injury in the playoffs, ultimately losing to the Dallas Mavericks in a seven game series. The 2002–03 NBA season was the 57th season of the National Basketball Association. The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are the professional Basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas Texas Webber's knee required major surgery. Although he would return mid-season in 2003-04, he had lost much of his explosiveness and athleticism. The 2003–04 NBA season was the 58th season of the National Basketball Association. The Kings would end the season with a playoff defeat to the Minnesota Timberwolves in seven games.
The 2004-05 season marked another season of dramatic change for the Kings, who lost three of their starters from the 2002 team. The 2004–05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA In the offseason of 2004, Divac opted to sign with the rival Lakers, giving Brad Miller a starting spot at center. Bradley Alan Miller (born April 12 1976) is an American professional Basketball player currently starting at center for the Early in the season, Christie was traded to the Orlando Magic for shooting guard Cuttino Mobley. The Orlando Magic is a professional Basketball team based in Orlando Florida. But the most dramatic change came in February, when Webber was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for three relatively unheralded forwards: Corliss Williamson, Kenny Thomas, and Brian Skinner. The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short are a professional Basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Corliss Mondari Williamson (born December 4, 1973 in Russellville Arkansas) is a retired American professional Basketball player Kenny Thomas is the name of Kenny Thomas (basketball, American basketball player Kenny Thomas (singer, British dance music singer Brian Skinner (born May 19 1976 in Temple Texas) is an American professional Basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers The Kings ultimately lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Seattle SuperSonics. The Seattle SuperSonics (also called the Seattle Sonics) were an American professional Basketball team based in Seattle Washington that played The 2005 offseason continued the team transformation, with the Kings trading fan favorite Bobby Jackson for Bonzi Wells and acquiring free agent forward Shareef Abdur-Rahim. Bobby Jackson may refer to Bobby Jackson (American football coach (b Gawen DeAngelo "Bonzi" Wells (born September 28, 1976 in Muncie Indiana, U Shareef Abdur-Rahim (born December 11 1976 in Marietta Georgia) is a retired American professional basketball player
The 2005-06 season started off poorly, as the Kings had a hard time finding chemistry in the team. The 2005–06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. Newcomers Bonzi Wells and Shareef Abdur-Rahim made major contributions early in the season, but both fell victim to the injury bug and missed a significant number of games. As the Kings' dismal season continued, the Maloofs decided to make a major move.
Popular sharpshooting small forward Peja Stojakovic was traded for Ron Artest, long known for his volatile temper. Predrag "Peja" Stojaković ( Serbian Cyrillic: Предраг Стојаковић - Пеђа) (born June 9 1977 is a Serbian Basketball Ronald William Artest Jr (born November 13 1979) is an American professional Basketball player who currently plays with the Houston With Artest in the lineup, the Kings had a 20-9 record after the 2006 NBA All-Star Weekend, which was the second best post-All-Star break record that season. The Kings finished the regular season with a 44-38 record, which placed them 4th in the Pacific Division. The Pacific Division is a division in the Western Conference of the NBA. The Kings obtained the 8th seed of the Western Conference playoffs, and were matched up in the first round against the San Antonio Spurs in a seven-game series. The Spurs beat the Kings in the first round 4-2.
The 2006 offseason was started with the announcement that head coach Rick Adelman's contract would not be renewed. Richard Leonard Adelman (born June 16 1946 in Lynwood California, United States) is a retired American Basketball player The Kings named Eric Musselman as Adelman's replacement as head coach. Eric P Musselman (born November 19 1964 in Ashland Ohio) is an American Basketball coach and the former head coach of the NBA 's
In 2006-2007, the disappointing play of the Kings had been coupled with the distraction of legal troubles. Coach Eric Musselman pleaded no contest to DUI charges early in the season, while star Ron Artest got in to trouble for neglect of his dogs, and was later arrested for domestic assault. Eric P Musselman (born November 19 1964 in Ashland Ohio) is an American Basketball coach and the former head coach of the NBA 's Driving under the influence of alcohol ( driving while intoxicated, drunk driving, drinking and driving, drink-driving) or other drugs Ronald William Artest Jr (born November 13 1979) is an American professional Basketball player who currently plays with the Houston Domestic violence (also known as domestic abuse or spousal abuse) occurs when a family member partner or ex-partner attempts to physically or psychologically dominate The Kings dismissed Artest of basketball duties, pending more investigation in to the matter, and was later reinstated. The Kings finished the 2006-07 NBA season with an overall record of 33-49 (their worst in 9 years) in which they were 20-21 at ARCO Arena for the first time since 93-94 and 13-28 on the road; fifth place in the Pacific Division. This season record included a seven game losing-streak that started on January 4 and ended on January 19. Events 46 BC - Titus Labienus defeats Julius Caesar in the Battle of Ruspina. Events 1419 - Hundred Years' War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England completing his reconquest of Normandy. Consequently, the Sacramento Kings went on to miss the 2007 NBA Playoffs, the first time in eight seasons. The 2007 NBA Playoffs was the postseason to the National Basketball Association 's 2006-2007 season. Coach Eric Musselman was fired on April 20, 2007. Eric P Musselman (born November 19 1964 in Ashland Ohio) is an American Basketball coach and the former head coach of the NBA 's The Kings' future appears to rest on the shoulders of breakout star Kevin Martin, who was a leading candidate for 2007 NBA Most-Improved Player of the Year. Kevin Dallas Martin Jr (born) is an American professional Basketball player currently with the Sacramento Kings in the NBA. The 2007 off season was a time of change for the Kings. Kings coach Eric Musselman was replaced by former Kings player, Reggie Theus for head coach. Reggie Wayne Theus (born October 13 1957 is an American retired Basketball player and is currently the head coach for the NBA 's Sacramento Kings, a position Fans and sports analysts were puzzled by the hire, especially with Larry Brown expressing great interest in coaching the team. Lawrence Harvey Brown (born September 14 1940 in Brooklyn, New York, United States) is the head coach of the National Basketball Association On June 28, 2007, the Kings selected center Spencer Hawes as the 10th overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft. Events 1098 - Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Spencer Hawes (born April 28 1988, in Seattle, Washington) is an American Basketball player who was selected by the Sacramento The 2007 NBA Draft was held on June 28, 2007 at the WaMu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City and
In addition to these changes, the Sacramento Kings acquired center-forward Mikki Moore from the New Jersey Nets. Clinton Renard "Mikki" (pronounced "MY-key" (born November 4, 1975 in Orangeburg South Carolina) is an American professional Kevin Martin signed a contract worth $55 million, extending his period with the team for five more years. Kevin Martin is the name of Kevin Martin (basketball, NBA shooting guard Kevin Martin (curling, Canadian curler
However, the Kings also lost some key players over the offseason, with backup point guard Ronnie Price leaving for the Utah Jazz, and Corliss Williamson retiring.
The team claimed fourth-year point guard Beno Udrih off waivers from Minnesota. Beno Udrih (born July 5, 1982 in Celje, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Slovenian professional Basketball player Udrih quickly assumed the starting point guard job, as Bibby was injured.
It was announced on February 16th, 2008 that the Kings had traded longtime point guard Bibby to the Atlanta Hawks for Tyronn Lue, Anthony Johnson, Shelden Williams, Lorenzen Wright and a 2nd round draft pick. The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional Basketball team based in Atlanta Georgia. Tyronn Jamar Lue (born on May 3 1977 in Mexico, Missouri) is an American professional Basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks Anthony Johnson is the name of Anthony Johnson (reporter, a television reporter from New York's WABC-TV and husband of Pat Battle Anthony Johnson Shelden DeMar Williams (born October 21, 1983 in Oklahoma City Oklahoma) is an American professional Basketball player for the Lorenzen Vern-Gagne Wright (born November 4 1975) is an American professional Basketball player for the NBA 's Cleveland The move was done mostly to clear cap space for the future. Bibby was the last remaining original player that got the Kings to the Western Conference Finals back in 2002.
The Kings improved by 5 games and finished the 07-08 season with a 38-44 missing the playoffs by a much bigger margain (12 games) than the previous season (8 games). They went 26-15 at home and 12-29 on the road. After selling out every home game since 1999 the Kings only sold out the three home games (against the Celtics and Lakers) during the 07-08 season averaging 13,500 fans per home game, almost 4,000 below capacity.
In light of declining attendance at ARCO Arena, and also in light of the increasing obsolescence of the building compared to newer NBA venues, there was a campaign to build a new $600 million facility in downtown Sacramento, which was to be funded by a quarter cent sales tax increase over 15 years. In 2006, voters overwhelmingly rejected ballot measures Q and R, leading to the NBA publicly calling for a new arena to be built at another well-known Sacramento facility, Cal Expo, the site of California's state fair. The California Exposition and State Fair is the annual State fair for the State of California. A state fair is a competitive and recreational gathering of a U  Negotiations between the Cal Expo governing board and the NBA (serving on behalf of the Maloof family) are ongoing; the Cal Expo board is looking for improvements to the entire facility (including $40 million in deferred maintenance) as well as a new arena. The NBA promises that no public money will be used for the project; the Cal Expo board has long sought state legislation that would allow Cal Expo to form a joint-powers authority to issue bonds and lease land to developers, it is thought that negotiations for an NBA arena will more quickly bring this to fruition. 
Archibald and Robertson were named two of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1996. This is a list of seasons completed by the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. Edgerton Park Arena was an indoor Arena in Rochester New York. The Blue Cross Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Rochester New York. The Cincinnati Gardens is an indoor sports and entertainment arena located in Cincinnati Ohio that opened in 1949 Municipal Auditorium is a large multi-purpose facility in Kansas City Missouri with three halls The Arena Music Hall and Little Theatre The Omaha Civic Auditorium is a multi-purpose Convention center in Omaha, Nebraska. Kemper Arena American Royal Center is a 19500 seat indoor arena in Kansas City Missouri, USA that has hosted NCAA Final Four Basketball ARCO Arena, originally called the Sacramento Sports Arena and later called the Original ARCO Arena or ARCO Arena I to distinguish it from its successor ARCO Arena is an indoor arena located in Sacramento California, United States. The following is a list of players both past and current who appeared at least in one game for the Sacramento Kings NBA franchise Nathaniel "Tiny" Archibald (born September 2 1948 New York City is a retired American professional Basketball player Alfred Nicholas Cervi (born February 12, 1917) is an American former professional Basketball player and coach. Robert Edris Davies (January 15 1920 in Harrisburg Pennsylvania – April 22 1990 in Hilton Head South Carolina) was a professional Basketball player Jerry Ray Lucas (born March 30 1940 was a Basketball player from the 1950s to the 1970s and is now a memory education expert Arnold D Risen (born October 9, 1924 in Williamstown Kentucky) is a retired American Basketball player Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24 1938 in Charlotte Tennessee) nicknamed " The Big O " is a former American NBA player with Maurice Stokes (born June 17, 1933 in Rankin Pennsylvania &ndash died April 6, 1970 in Cincinnati Ohio) was a professional John Kennedy "Jack" Twyman (born May 11, 1934 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania) is a former professional Basketball player Robert Francis (Bobby Wanzer, also known as "Hooks" Wanzer (born June 4 1921 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former Basketball Nathaniel "Tiny" Archibald (born September 2 1948 New York City is a retired American professional Basketball player Mitchell James ( Mitch) Richmond (born June 30 1965 in Fort Lauderdale Florida) is a retired American Basketball player Robert Edris Davies (January 15 1920 in Harrisburg Pennsylvania – April 22 1990 in Hilton Head South Carolina) was a professional Basketball player Maurice Stokes (born June 17, 1933 in Rankin Pennsylvania &ndash died April 6, 1970 in Cincinnati Ohio) was a professional Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24 1938 in Charlotte Tennessee) nicknamed " The Big O " is a former American NBA player with John Kennedy "Jack" Twyman (born May 11, 1934 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania) is a former professional Basketball player Samuel "Sam" Lacey (b March 28 1948, Indianola Mississippi) is a retired American Basketball player
Sacramento Kings roster
The Rochester Sports Project, by Douglas Brei
Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons
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Chicago American Gears
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