The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team in the National Basketball Association (the NBA). The Sacramento Kings play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference with four other teams: the Los Angeles Lakers, the Phoenix Suns, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors. Kings tickets will surely be hard to come by during the 2010-2011 NBA schedule.
Kings 2009-2010 Outlook
The Sacramento Kings finished the 2009-2010 NBA season in last place in the Pacific Division with a 25-57 record. It marked the 4th straight season in which the Kings missed out on the playoffs - that after a stretch in which the Kings qualified for post-season play every season from 1998-1999 through 2005-2006. Tyreke Evans showed that he has the ability to play at a high level in the NBA - 20.1 points per game, 5.8 assists per game and 5.3 rebounds per game. Carl Landry also had a solid year for the kings with a 16.8 points per game scoring average and a 5.9 rebounds per game average. Beno Udrin has emerged as a consistent point guard option as well - 12.9 points per game with 4.7 assists per game.
The Kings are optimistic for a major improvement in the upcoming NBA season. The Kings drafted DeMarcus Cousins in the 1st round of the 2010 NBA Draft and expect the rookie to make an immediate impact on the inside for the Kings. They also acquired Center Samuel Dalembert who averaged 9.6 rebounds per game and just under 2 blocked shots per game in 2010. If Evans continues to mature and develop his game and if Cousins can play within himself and patiently learn the Kings system and the NBA game, the Kings could become a force to be reckoned with during the upcoming NBA season. A playoff berth for the Kings as a 7 or 8 seed in the difficult Western Conference should not be ruled out for this up and coming club on the rise. Get your Kings NBA tickets at the Arco Arena before it's too late.
The Sacramento Kings franchise originally started in the city of Rochester, New York in 1945. The franchise played in the National Basketball League (the NBL) as the Rochester Royals from 1945 through 1957. The Rochester Royals won the NBL Championship in both 1946 and 1947. The early teams were led by Bob Davies, Al Cervi, George Glamack and Otto Graham (a future NFL Hall of Famer). Following the 1948 NBL season, 4 teams from the NBL joined the Basketball Association of America (the BAA) – the Rochester Royals, the Fort Wayne Pistons, the Minneapolis Lakers and the Indianapolis Jets. The following year, the BAA merged with the NBL to form the NBA and the Rochester Royals were a charter member of the NBA.
The Sacramento Kings have retired the following players’ numbers: Nate Archibald’s #1; Mitch Richmond’s #2; Bob Davies’ #11; Maurice Stokes’ #12; Oscar Robertson’s #14; Jack Twyman’s #27; and Sam Lacey’s #44. The Sacramento Kings have also retired the #6 in honor of the Kings’ fans for their undivided loyalty through the franchise’s long history.
All Sacramento Kings basketball games can be seen on the Sacramento Kings Flagship Television network – WXTV Channel 10 in the greater Sacramento area. NBC, ESPN and TNT may also televise Sacramento Kings games based on the popularity of the game. Tune into the Kings Flagship radio network KHTK 1140 on your AM dial to catch each Sacramento Kings basketball game on the radio.