KJ Introduces Local Ownership Group Interested In Buying The Kings

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SACRAMENTO – Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson warned the citizens of Seattle not to celebrate too early over the recent news that the Sacramento Kings have been sold to play in their city. Johnson assembled a group of 20 local business leaders — including African American physician Dr. Nate Allen — who are committed to keeping […]

Former El Grove & NBA Standout, Bill Cartwright Hired to Coach Japan’s Osaka Evessa

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OSAKA, Japan — Former NBA player and coach Bill Cartwright has been hired as coach of the Osaka Evessa in Japan’s professional basketball league. Cartwright coached the Chicago Bulls from 2001-03. Osaka announced Tuesday he would guide the team for the rest of the 2013 season. Osaka is in ninth place in the 10-team Western […]

Maloofs Agree to Sell The Kings to Seattle Group

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SEATTLE — Nearly five years after their colors, banners and history were packed away into storage and their franchise relocated, the SuperSonics are one significant step closer to returning to Seattle. And the Kings are on the edge of leaving Sacramento. All that appears to stand in the way now is approval by NBA owners. […]

Kings Are For Sale. But Relocation Far From Certain

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SACRAMENTO – With rumors flying around that an investor has inquired about purchasing the Sacramento Kings and moving the team out of the city, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said mid-week, that he is putting together a group to also make a bid for the team that’s been in Sacramento for the last 27 years. Swirling […]

Bye Bye Power Balance. Sleep Train Arena is the New Home of the Kings

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SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Kings and Sleep Train Mattress Centers today announced a new, multi-year strategic marketing partnership to include venue naming rights for the Sacramento Kings home arena, host to hundreds of events annually—headlined by NBA basketball, high-profile concerts, family-themed shows and cultural experiences. “On behalf of the entire Sacramento Kings organization, we are […]

Jay-Z: Bringing Nets to Brooklyn an American Dream

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NEW YORK – Jay-Z has accomplished a lot in his career, but his latest feat has him feeling that like he’s living the American dream. The 42-year-old music mogul and entrepreneur says when he was a poor kid in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, he never imagined that he’d someday own a piece […]

Lakers to Retire Shaq’s Jersey, Unveil Statue of Abdul-Jabbar Next Season

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LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Lakers will retire the No. 34 jersey of former center Shaquille O’Neal on April 2 when they host the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center. O’Neal, who won three NBA championships and one regular-season most-valuable-player award during his eight seasons with the team, last played for the Lakers in 2004. He […]

Earl Lloyd, First Black NBA Player Honored

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ATLANTA – Earl Lloyd remembers when he suited up for the Washington Capitols more than 60 years ago as the first black to play in an NBA game and wondering if he would make a good enough impression to stick around. Lloyd and the Capitols lost the game. But he played well enough to earn […]