NORTH NATOMAS — The Sacramento Kings unveiled this week a special anniversary logo and corresponding video (http://www.nba.com/kings/kings-30th-anniversary) to celebrate the team’s upcoming 30th season in Sacramento.
Selected by season-ticket holders in an online survey, the logo incorporates the same font and color scheme used by the Kings during the inaugural 1985-86 season until May 22, 1994 when the team switched to the current logo and colors. The script font used in the anniversary logo has been incorporated in jerseys and gear throughout the last 29 seasons.
“We’re excited to unveil a new logo that celebrates three decades of unforgettable Kings basketball in Sacramento,” said Kings President Chris Granger. “The logo honors the past as we move forward with the future and the new downtown Entertainment and Sports Center (ESC). The next few years will prove to be the most dynamic, and I want to thank our fans for their unwavering support.”
After purchasing the Kings in 1983, new owners, Joseph Benvenuti, Frank and Gregg Lukenbill, Bob A. Cook, Frank McCormick and Stephen H. Cippa petitioned the NBA Board of Governors to move the team from Kansas City, Mo. to Sacramento, which was approved April 16, 1985. The Kings first game in Sacramento was played to a sellout crowd against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 25, 1985. Over the next 29 seasons, Sacramento became known for having one of the most passionate fan bases in all of sports, creating a home court advantage for the Kings.
A limited edition 30th season T-shirt is on sale exclusively at www.KingsTeamStore.com. The Kings will also hold events and programming throughout the 2014-15 season to celebrate legendary moments, players and fans. A complete list of events, merchandise and promotionswill be announced soon.
To view the logo, please visit http://i.cdn.turner.com/drp/nba/kings/sites/default/files/30-yrs-logo.jpg. For more information, visit www.Kings.com.