Kings Rumors & News

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Sacramento will interview Mark Jackson and Jeff Hornacek this week in addition to David Blatt and Patrick Ewing, according to league sources

  • Kings Should Trade DeMarcus Cousins As Soon As Possible

    Sacramento Bee "With his franchise in a prolonged funk and Golden 1 Center only months from a grand opening, Kings general manager Vlade Divac made the first crucial decision of his fledging front office career. He fired George Karl. So, OK, we saw that coming. The future Hall of Fame coach, who had 21..." May 02

  • David Blatt is next to interview in the Kings’ coaching search

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings will interview former Cleveland coach David Blatt for their coaching vacancy on Monday, a league source confirmed. Blatt is the latest in a list of candidates that seems to grow daily. The Kings have already talked with Sam Mitchell, Vinny Del Negro, Mike Woodson and Kevin McHale...." May 02

  • George Karl: I never 'got into a good place' with DeMarcus Cousins

    Sacramento Bee "In a contemporary, unpretentious home on a winding, leafy street in Arden Park, George Karl sat on his couch, hands massaging his surgically replaced right knee, ready to talk. For the first time in several months, he resembled the old George Karl, uncensored and insightful, and surprisingly..." May 01

  • Marco Belinelli on season with Kings: 'There wasn't a group from the beginning'

    Sportando "Marco Belinelli made an interview with Sky Sport Italy and he talked about the season he had with Sacramento. Belinelli has been pretty negative about the team chemistry in Sacramento. Here's an extract from the interview: "There wasn't a group from the start of the season," said Belinelli...." May 01

  • Kings will interview Patrick Ewing for coaching opening

    Sacramento Bee "he Kings will interview Charlotte assistant coach Patrick Ewing for their head coaching vacancy, according to sources. The Kings are looking for a replacement for George Karl, who was fired after the Kings finished 33-49 and missed the playoffs for the 10th consecutive season. Ewing, 53, is..." May 01

  • Report: Kings willing to trade DeMarcus Cousins

    Sportress of Blogitude "The Sacramento Kings reportedly have reached a point with DeMarcus Cousins that the team is willing to listen to trade offers for the superstar center. Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee reports that Kings general manager Vlade Divac envisions a possible scenario where he could pair the..." April 29

  • Kings to interview Nate McMillan and Elston Turner

    Sactown Royalty "With word that the Kings reportedly want to finish up their coaching search sooner rather than later, the names that they actually interview start to grow in importance. So far that list includes Mike Woodson, Vinny Del Negro and Sam Mitchell (and maybe Kevin McHale? Who knows, conflicting info..." April 28

  • DeMarcus Cousins: Kings would be playoff team with ‘Michael Malone’

    Larry Brown Sports "DeMarcus Cousins is not shy about placing the blame for another disappointing Sacramento Kings season on George Karl. In an interview with Carmichael Dave on KHTK 1140 in Sacramento Thursday, Cousins said he believes the Kings would be a playoff team had they not fired Michael Malone at the..." April 28

  • Kings to hire ex-Pistons exec Ken Catanella as Assistant General Manager

    Sactown Royalty "The Sacramento Kings have apparently been looking at strengthening their front office for a while now, looking to add some more expertise and experience to support GM Vlade Divac as he looks to rebuild the Kings. For a few weeks at least, we thought that addition would be former Pacers and Bucks..." April 27

  • Kings offer free tattoo of new logo to fans

    Larry Brown Sports "Beginning next season, the Kings will have a new home as they move out of Sleep Train Arena and into Golden 1 Center. Ahead of the change in addresses, the team will undergo a re-branding, which includes the below pictured new logos." April 27

  • Report: Kevin McHale the front-runner for Kings head coaching job

    The Score "While the search for the next Sacramento Kings head coach is likely to continue for the foreseeable future, a front-runner has emerged among the numerous candidates for the position. Former Minnesota Timberwolves and Houston Rockets head coach Kevin McHale is the favorite to land the Kings'..." April 27

  • Kings Eye Elston Turner For Coaching Job

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings will consider Grizzlies assistant Elston Turner for their head coaching vacancy, reports Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee (Twitter link). The 56-year-old Turner is a former Kings assistant, as Jones notes, and one of several candidates whom various reports have identified for the..." April 26

  • Kings officially unveil logo rebrand

    The Score "The Sacramento Kings will have a new face going forward. The old Kings crown will be replaced with a series of designs featuring the crown, lions, and basketballs in a new purple, white, and silver design." April 26

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • After exploratory talks, Kevin McHale a candidate for Kings job

    ESPN "Kevin McHale has emerged on the list of known candidates for the Sacramento Kings' vacant coaching job after engaging in exploratory talks about the position, according to league sources. Sources told that Kings general manager Vlade Divac, while still in the early ‎stages of what is..." April 25

  • Sacramento Kings' new logos leaked

    Fox Sports "The Sacramento Kings are going to have a new coach, a new arena, and some new logos for the 2016-17 season. Friday morning, the Kings' new primary mark leaked, showing off a modern take on the Kings' look from the 1980s —€” but that was just the start." April 23

  • Caron Butler doesn't hold back on his time with the Kings this year

    Sactown Royalty "One of the many weird subplots of the season involved veteran Caron Butler, who surprisingly signed a two year deal (second year being a player option) with the Kings this past summer instead of joining a playoff team in search of a ring like many other veterans near the end of their career...." April 23

  • Knicks may look to trade market this summer; Darren Collison a target?

    ESPN New York "Free agency is still more than two months away, so it’s very early to discuss the Knicks’ potential targets with any certainty. But we know that the club will be looking to upgrade the backcourt this summer. New York projects to have at least $18 million in cap space to use in free agency...." April 23

  • Seth Curry to decline option with Kings

    Yahoo! Sports "Sacramento Kings guard Seth Curry will decline his $1 million player option for the 2016-17 season and become a restricted free agent, league sources told The Vertical. Curry has until Saturday to formalize his option decision. Curry, 25, averaged 6.8 points, 1.5 assists and 1.4 rebounds in..." April 22

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

  • Report: Kings telling perspective coaches they will be backed if they discipline DeMarcus Cousins

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Sacramento Kings hate the perception that star center DeMarcus Cousins runs the franchise. That he can push back against coaches with impunity. Meaning the Kings are are telling to potential coaches — Mark Jackson, Mike Woodson, Vinny Del Negro, Ettore Messina, Sam Mitchel, Luke Walton, and..." April 21

  • Quincy Acy will decline his player option for next season, become unrestricted free agent

    Sactown Royalty "In unfortunate Sacramento Kings free agency news, this morning Sam Amick reported that Quincy Acy will be declining his player option for next season, and will enter the offseason as an unrestricted free agent. Quincy Acy had an outstanding-for-a-role-player year for the Kings this season,..." April 20

  • Warriors’ Luke Walton on Vlade Divac’s wish list

    Sacramento Bee "Luke Walton is young, ambitious and bright, and the Kings are just down the road. So, sure, when the time is right – probably after the Golden State Warriors-Houston Rockets playoff series – the Warriors’ lead assistant and former interim head coach is expected to meet with Kings general manager..." April 20

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    Free agency news: I'm told Kings forward Quincy Acy is declining his option for next season and will become an unrestricted free agent.

  • Kings to interview Mike Woodson for head-coaching position

    Yahoo! Sports "As part of a broad search process for head coach, the Sacramento Kings plan to interview Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Mike Woodson, league sources told The Vertical. The Kings sought and were granted permission by the Clippers to meet with Woodson in the near future, sources..." April 19

  • Cousins holds pep rally at Florin H.S., talks Kings next coach

    ABC News - Sacramento "Kings' center DeMarcus Cousins appeared at a pep rally at Florin High School on Thursday to reward students for generating the most votes out of any other Sacramento-area school during his All-Star voting campaign. Cousins appeared in the Florin gym to thank the students for their support..." April 18

  • Kings win tiebreaker over Nuggets, Bucks for 8th-best lottery odds

    The Score "With a number of teams deadlocked in the standings at the conclusion of the regular season, the NBA held a coin flip Friday to determine tiebreaking scenarios for the upcoming draft lottery. The Sacramento Kings won a three-way tiebreaker over the Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks, slotting..." April 15

  • Report: Nate McMillan possible candidate for Kings' coaching job

    The Score "After relieving George Karl of his duties Thursday, the Sacramento Kings are in the market for a new head coach. One name that could be on their list of candidates is Indiana Pacers assistant coach Nate McMillan, ESPN's Marc Stein reports, citing league coaching sources. McMillan last served..." April 14

  • George Karl Officially Fired

    Cowbell Kingdom "George Karl has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the Sacramento Kings and will go down as the eighth coach to exit the job during the last 10 seasons. The post Rick Adelman era hasn’t treated the Kings organization well and just when many thought bringing in a guy with a Hall of..." April 14

  • Kings Considering McHale, Del Negro, Jackson, Thibodeau, Brooks

    Real GM Basketball "The Sacramento Kings have a long list of potential candidates to replace George Karl as head coach. Kevin McHale, Mark Jackson and Vinny Del Negro are among the more gettable candidates they're considering." April 14

  • Details on Who Pulled out of Gasol, Butler Trade Talks

    CSN Chicago "When a team like the Chicago Bulls was dependent on the woebegone Brooklyn Nets to throw them a life preserver in order to keep slim playoff hopes alive earlier this week, it isn’t merely a failure at one level at the expense of another. Not as simple as Tom Thibodeau’s departure and not as..." April 14

  • Rockets beat Kings, clinch West's No. 8 seed

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON – Rockets coach J.B. Bickerstaff admitted to weighing the risks of reinserting James Harden into a game Houston led by 29 points in the fourth quarter, but considering the myriad of frustrations his team faced, relishing an individual accomplishment was a worthy endeavor. Harden..." April 13

  • Playoff-starved Kings to fire George Karl after season finale

    ESPN "The Sacramento Kings are planning to fire coach George Karl on Thursday, sources have confirmed to ESPN. The Sacramento Bee first reported Wednesday that Karl will be fired one day after the Kings' season finale against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. ESPN's Marc Stein reported in..." April 13

  • Seth Curry guides Kings past Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Seth Curry is waiting for his chance to show what he can do at the NBA level. With five Sacramento Kings out of the lineup Monday, Curry used an opportunity as an audition. Curry scored 20 points and added a career-high 15 assists, and a watered-down Kings team held off a late..." April 12

  • Sources: NBA owners expected to pass rule allowing ads on jerseys

    ESPN "NBA owners are scheduled to vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season, multiple sources told ESPN. The measure is expected to pass, according to sources. Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a..." April 12

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    Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham

    DeMarcus Cousins says he will not play in the last two games of the season

  • Kings close out arena in style

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Rudy Gay's two free throws with one second remaining may not go down in Sleep Train Arena lore in the same place as Mike Bibby's game-winning wing jumper during the 2001 Western Conference finals. But they won't go unforgotten by the Sacramento Kings faithful, either...." April 10

  • Timberwolves complete season sweep of Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Minnesota Timberwolves and Sacramento Kings will have played a combined 22 seasons of non-playoff basketball when the regular season concludes next week. For both teams, it's about the future. For the Wolves, a successful one may be here sooner rather than..." April 08

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    Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones

    DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo (rest) are out tonight vs. Minnesota. Cousins will have played in one game in last 8 days now.

  • Blazers dominate Kings on glass in win

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard get much of the credit for the Portland Trail Blazers' unlikely rise in the Western Conference standings, what with their backcourt ability to shoot and dart to the hoop. But the Blazers bring a lesser known weapon to the floor each night,..." April 06

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Shaquille O'Neal, Jerry Reinsdorf Sheryl Swoopes and Yao Ming join Iverson, Izzo in 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class.

  • Shorthanded Kings sting Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER - DeMarcus Cousins was back in Sacramento, but it didn't make a difference. The Denver Nuggets can't figure out how to beat the Kings this season. Rudy Gay scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Ben McLemore had eight of his 14 in a decisive run in the fourth quarter, and the..." April 03

  • George Karl Says DeMarcus Cousins will sit out Kings’ remaining road games

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Kings have six games left in the regular season, three at home and three on the road. DeMarcus Cousins will sit out the latter three, according to head coach George Karl." April 03

  • Heat hold on against Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Miami Heat needed to hold on for dear life Friday night to complete a 112-106 victory over the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena. It was the kind of game that Heat coach Eric Spoelstra said should surprise nobody. "We've said this all along," he said...." April 02

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    James Ham @James_Ham

    The Sacramento Kings have recalled Duje Dukan and Eric Moreland from Reno.

  • Jimmer Fredette 'I Might Go Play In Europe Next Year'

    TMZ "He's killing it in the D-League ... but Jimmer Fredette might not stick around to see if the NBA calls him up again ... telling TMZ Sports he's considering taking his talents overseas. 27-year-old Fredette -- the 10th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft -- didn't blossom into a superstar right..." April 01

  • Wizards' defense fails them in loss to Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman has been around the NBA long enough -- nine seasons as a player, 22 as either a head coach or assistant -- that he didn't need to see a box score to know what wasn't the problem in his team's 120-111 loss to the Sacramento Kings at..." March 31

  • DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo get techs for sarcastically clapping, triggering Cousins suspension

    Pro Basketball Talk "DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo, for better or worse, have no off switches. As the Kings were ready to run out the clock on their win over the Wizards – Sacramento’s 30th victory this season, its first 30-win season in eight years – Rondo committed an inbound violation. No big deal. The Kings..." March 31

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say that the Kings are finalizing a multi-year contract extension with vice president of basketball operations Vlade Divac.