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Kings President Stepping Down

Kings President Chris Granger prior to an April 16, 2014 game between the Kings and the Phoenix Suns.


Sacramento Kings President Chris Granger is leaving the business side of the Sacramento Kings after four years on the job. 

In a statement, the ever-upbeat Granger announced he is leaving in 30 days.

“The Kings are in an amazing place, and it’s time for me to take on a new challenge. Together, we reenergized downtown Sacramento, creating the world’s most technologically advanced and sustainable arena that our fans and team are proud to call home. ”

Owner and Chairman Vivek Ranadivé released the following statement on Granger's departure. 

“Chris is one of the best in the business and we are extremely thankful for his contributions to the Kings and the Sacramento community. He was instrumental in helping us create the world’s most innovative and sustainable arena, Golden 1 Center, for our fans and building Sacramento’s new entertainment district, Downtown Commons. "

Granger was hired by the Kings four years ago from the National Basketball Association league offices to help manage the construction of the new arena and downtown development. 

The management team going forward will be led by Chief Operating Officer Matina Kolokotronis.

Effective immediately, Chief Financial Officer John Rinehart takes over as President of Business Operations.

Granger will stay with the team for another 30 days during the transition period..


Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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