Pelicans, Blazers, Kings Make Deal; Evans Headed to New Orleans

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SACRAMENTO – New Orleans, Portland and Sacramento have agreed to a three-team trade sending guard Tyreke Evans to the Pelicans, center Robin Lopez to the Trail Blazers and guard Greivis Vasquez to the Kings, people familiar with the deal said. The people, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because NBA […]

Kings’ Rookies McLemore & McCallum are “Ready To Rock” New Era

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NORTH NATOMAS — At this point in his life, hopefully Ben McLemore should not have to worry about where his next meal is coming from. After the Sacramento Kings made him their No. 7 pick in the first round of the NBA Draft last week, McLemore could, if he desire, buy other unfortunate families a […]

Kings take Kansas’ McLemore at No. 7 in 1st Round

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NORTH NATOMAS – Despite many surprises in the 2013 NBA Draft, it’s a fact that Ben McLemore will start the new era of the Sacramento Kings. A 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Kansas, McLemore was taken by the Kings with the No. 7 pick. McLemore averaged 15.9 points and 5.2 rebounds as a freshman for the […]

Jason Kidd Retiring From NBA After 19 Seasons

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NEW YORK — Jason Kidd became one of the best by making others better. He turned around a longtime-losing franchise, guided another to a championship, and helped his last one to its first division title since the year he came into the NBA 19 years ago. Teammates loved him. The U.S. national team needed him. […]

Mike Malone Reaches Deal to Be Kings’ New Coach

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OAKLAND — Incoming Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive is already making moves to rebuild the fallen franchise. The Kings have an agreement in place with Golden State Warriors assistant Mike Malone to be their head coach, a person familiar with the decision said Thursday night. The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition […]

Kings Stars Past & Present Headline Long Live The Kings Rally

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SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Kings today announced programming details for the LONG LIVE THE KINGS RALLY presented by Sleep Train Mattress Centers, which will take place on Thursday, May 23 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Cesar Chavez Park in Downtown Sacramento. Kings legends Chris Webber and Mitch Richmond are set to join Sacramento […]

Sacramento and Seattle Wrestle for the Kings in New York: Decision Still to Come

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NEW YORK – Sacramento laid out its “compelling case” of its plans to build a brand new sports and entertainment arena and financial efforts to keep the Sacramento Kings in town Wednesday to the NBA’s Finance and Relocation committees in New York. So did an investment group that has already agreed to buy 65 percent […]

Mayor Johnson Names Names for Kings During State of the City Address

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SACRAMENTO – Ending weeks of widespread speculation and rumors, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson told The OBSERVER that billionaire Ron Burkle and Mark Mastrov, the founder of 24-Hour Fitness, are the majority equity partners who will make a bid for the Sacramento Kings. “Yes, they are,” Johnson told The OBSERVER when asked if Burkle and Mastrov […]

Stern says Seattle Group Has Filed For Relocation For The Kings

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NEW YORK – With one more procedural move, the Sacramento Kings took another step toward Seattle. NBA Commissioner David Stern said Wednesday night that the Seattle group led by Chris Hansen and Steve Ballmer, which recently reached an agreement to purchase the Kings, has formally filed for relocation with the league. Stern spoke in Minneapolis […]

NBA Encourages Healthy Lives During ‘FIT’ Week

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NEW YORK — The NBA is encouraging fans to live healthy, active lives during its annual “NBA FIT live healthy week.” Running Thursday through Feb. 1, the week features special programs and events in arenas and online to inspire families and kids. Players are wearing specially designed warm-up shirts, headbands and wrist bands, and fans […]