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Royal Redux: After the Sale

New Owners, New Arena, New Era


Keep up with the latest as Sacramento proceeds with plans for a new downtown arena


Capital Public Radio Reports

  • Kings Building Temporary Downtown Arena This Weekend

    Friday, October 11, 2013

    The Sacramento Kings are holding an event this weekend that could make it tough to get around Downtown Sacramento. It's a fundraiser on the Capitol Mall to benefit local non-profit groups.

  • Kings Sign Center Demarcus Cousins

    Monday, September 30, 2013

    Demarcus Cousins has signed a multi-year contract extension with the Sacramento Kings after leading the team in points, steals, rebounds, suspensions and technical fouls last season.

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    Welcome to "Shaq-ramento"

    Tuesday, September 24, 2013

    Shaquille O'Neal was once enemy number one of Sacramento Kings' fans. Today, he was introduced as the newest minority owner of the team.

  • Steinberg Prepares Arena Bill

    Friday, August 30, 2013

    The owners of the Sacramento Kings are getting a big assist from California Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg.

  • Sacramento Kings Release 2013-14 Schedule

    Wednesday, August 07, 2013

    National Basketball Association schedule-makers were kind to the Kings, at least in the early part of the season. Eight of the first 10 games are at home and four are against teams that didn't make the playoffs last year.

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    Big Nasty Back In Sacramento

    Friday, August 02, 2013

    The Sacramento Kings announced today that former player Corliss Williamson, nicknamed the "Big Nasty" for his style of play, will join the team's coaching staff.


    Kings Draft 'Dream Choice' McLemore

    Friday, June 28, 2013

    The new Sacramento Kings management team have picked their first players from the National Basketball Association draft. The Kings selected shooting guard Ben McLemore with the seventh overall pick. McLemore played at the University of Kansas.

  • Kings Lure Assistant GM From Denver

    Friday, June 21, 2013

    The Sacramento Kings today named Mike Bratz as the team’s assistant general manager. Bratz worked with newly-hired general manager Pete D'Alessandro for three years in Denver.

  • Sacramento City Council To Vote on Arena Funding

    Thursday, June 20, 2013

    The Sacramento City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday night to establish a $6.5 million dollar budget to pay for services related to the proposed downtown sports and entertainment complex.

  • New Kings GM Says Math and Basketball Go Well Together

    Monday, June 17, 2013

    The Sacramento Kings have hired a new general manager to oversee the team’s revival after seven straight losing seasons. New GM Pete D’Alessandro says the Kings will be on the cutting edge of evaluating player performance.

  • Kings Coach Fined

    Tuesday, June 11, 2013

    It didn’t take long for the new head coach of the Sacramento Kings to get his first fine, even though the fine was for saying something nice.

  • Kings Hire New Assistant Coach

    Monday, June 10, 2013

    The Kings' newest assistant has twenty years of experience as a player and coach on the professional level.

  • Sacramento Kings Have New Owners and a New Coach

    Friday, May 31, 2013

    Capital Public Radio learned this morning that the majority shares of the team have been transferred from the Maloof Family and Robert Hernreich to Vivek Ranadive and a group of investors who will keep the team in Sacramento.

  • Maloofs Talked To Mastrov About Kings Last Summer

    Friday, May 24, 2013

    The outgoing owners of the Sacramento Kings had the team on the market long before they agreed to sell to a Seattle group in January. Mark Mastrov says it was part of the road he took to becoming a Kings minority owner.

  • Business Journal: New Arena, Country Club Plaza, Zillow

    Friday, May 24, 2013

    Now that there's a deal to sell the Sacramento Kings to local investors the spotlight shifts to plans for a new downtown arena. Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson says local business leaders are thrilled.

  • Downtown Rally Marks New Era for Kings--Storify

    Thursday, May 23, 2013

    There was a little party downtown Thursday night, and many in attendance shared their experience using Twitter. We scoured the land of hashtags to bring you a collection of the best. Refresh your browser for the latest update.

  • Sacramento Celebrates Kings Sale

    Friday, May 17, 2013

    The Maloof family has agreed to sell its majority shares of the Sacramento Kings. The agreement also means the new owners and the City of Sacramento will continue with their plans to build a downtown arena.

  • Here They Stay: NBA Owners Reject Kings Relocation

    Thursday, May 16, 2013

    After meeting for hours, NBA owners gave a resounding “no” to the bid to move the Sacramento Kings to Seattle. But it’s still unclear if the team will be sold to the local investor group that’s promised to build a new downtown basketball arena.

  • Mayor: This Deal is Done

    Thursday, May 16, 2013

    But, the papers have not been signed. Fourteen months ago, the mayor said much the same thing.

  • Here They Vote: Decision Day for NBA Owners

    Wednesday, May 15, 2013

    This could finally be the day basketball fans in Sacramento and Seattle learn whether they’ll have a team in town next year. NBA owners have begun meeting in Dallas and they’re expected to vote on whether to allow the Kings to move.

  • As it Happens: NBA Votes on Future of Kings

    Wednesday, May 15, 2013

    The NBA Board of Governors met in a Dallas hotel to vote on the potential relocation of the Sacramento Kings to Seattle. Twitter was abuzz with news updates and fan reaction. This feature will be updated as the story unfolds. (Refresh browser often.)

  • Future of Arena Tied To Maloof Decision To Sell... Or Not

    Wednesday, May 15, 2013

    The decision by the NBA Board of Governors to keep the Sacramento Kings from relocating means work on a downtown arena project in Sacramento will continue. But the project can’t move at full speed until the team is sold to a Sacramento group.

  • Seattle Relocation of NBA Kings Denied

    Wednesday, May 15, 2013

    The Sacramento Kings are staying home. NBA Commissioner David Stern said today the league Board of Governors voted 22-8 to deny the relocation of the Sacramento Kings franchise to Seattle. Updated 4:59 p.m.



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