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New Kings GM McNair commits to Luke Walton as coach

Sep. 23, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

New Sacramento Kings general manager Monte McNair said he is looking forward to working with coach Luke Walton to revive a franchise that has the longest current playoff drought in the NBA. McNair was hired last week after a long tenure as an executive in Houston to replace Vlade Divac. He backed Walton publicly...

Kings hire former Rockets executive Monte McNair as new GM

Sep. 17, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

The Sacramento Kings have hired former Houston Rockets executive Monte McNair as their new general manager. The team announced the move to replace Vlade Divac on Thursday, making McNair the team’s top basketball executive reporting to owner Vivek Ranadivé. “Monte is one of the NBA’s top...

Day after Divac departs as Kings GM, Stojakovic resigns too

Aug. 15, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A day after Vlade Divac stepped down as Sacramento Kings general manager, Peja Stojakovic resigned as assistant GM on Saturday. Another former great from the franchise, Stojakovic had worked in front office executive roles since 2015 — the past two as assistant general...

FILE - In this April 11, 2019, file photo, Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac answers questions concerning the decision to fire coach Dave Joerger in Sacramento, Calif. Divac has stepped down as general manager of the Kings and will be replaced on an interim basis by Joe Dumars. The Kings announced the move Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, a day after they ended their 14th straight season without a playoff berth. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Kings once again seek answers after missing playoffs

Aug. 15, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

All the momentum the Sacramento Kings had when the NBA season shut down in March disappeared when they arrived in the bubble. The disappointing performance in Florida has left the Kings on the outside of the playoffs for the 14th straight season. That's the longest active drought in the NBA and led to change in...

FILE - In this April 11, 2019, file photo, Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac answers questions concerning the decision to fire coach Dave Joerger in Sacramento, Calif. Divac has stepped down as general manager of the Kings and will be replaced on an interim basis by Joe Dumars. The Kings announced the move Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, a day after they ended their 14th straight season without a playoff berth. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Vlade Divac steps down as Kings general manager

Aug. 14, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

Vlade Divac has stepped down as general manager of the Sacramento Kings and will be replaced on an interim basis by Joe Dumars. The Kings announced the move Friday, a day after they ended their 14th straight season without a playoff berth. That’s the longest active drought in the NBA and one shy of the...

The Sacramento Kings take the court against the New Orleans Pelicans prior to the start of the game of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)

Into the unknown: NBA teams face concerns outside of bubble

Aug. 14, 2020 2:37 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Luke Walton was trying to find the right words to motivate his players to finish the season strong. The Sacramento Kings had been eliminated from playoff contention, which was nothing new for the team with the NBA’s longest streak of missing the postseason. Yet, even...

Sacramento Kings' Buddy Hield (24) defends against Los Angeles Lakers' Talen Horton-Tucker (5) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Kings sink 21 3s, roll to win as Lakers rest most starters

Aug. 13, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Buddy Hield scored 28 points, including a 3-pointer that capped Sacramento's streak of 11 consecutive baskets made in the third period, and the Kings beat the Los Angeles Lakers 136-122 on Thursday. Bogdan Bogdanovic had 27 points as the Kings won for only the third time in...

Josh Gray, left, of the New Orleans Pelicans goes up for a dunk against Bogdan Bogdanovic, right, of the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)

Barnes leads Kings to another win over Pelicans, 112-106

Aug. 12, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Harrison Barnes scored 25 points, including 12 in the third quarter, and the Sacramento Kings beat the New Orleans Pelicans 112-106 on Tuesday night. The Kings earned their second win in the NBA restart — each over the Pelicans. Barnes said the competition in the NBA...

Houston Rockets' Austin Rivers (25) passes over Sacramento Kings' DaQuan Jeffries (19) and Harry Giles III (20) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Rivers has career-high 41 as Rockets down Kings 129-112

Aug. 9, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Austin Rivers scored a career-high 41 points off the bench and the Houston Rockets used a big third quarter to pull away and cruise to a 129-112 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night. “He’s been playing well and obviously, tonight was his night,"...

Brooklyn Nets' Jarrett Allen (31) and Caris LeVert (22) react after a play against the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Minus stars, Nets clinch playoff spot in victory over Kings

Aug. 7, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Caris LeVert scored 22 points, Jarrett Allen added 17 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists and the patchwork Brooklyn Nets clinched a playoff berth by beating the Sacramento Kings 119-106 on Friday. The surprising Nets came to the bubble without stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie...