20 results for month: 10/2011

Bankruptcy could cost Kings minority owner stake in team

Real-estate developer Bob Cook has been a part-owner of the Kings since the eighties.  But his minority stake could be in jeopardy due to the burden of financial debt.  From Dale Kasler of the Sacramento Bee: Cook's financial troubles stem from the construction of Le Rivage, the upscale hotel he opened on the Sacramento ... More

Actor Colin Hanks worries about Kings contraction

Actor Colin Hanks is a native Sacramentan, who grew up a Kings fan.  The newest addition to the cast of "Dexter" joined the Kamentzky Brothers on their ESPN LA podcast this weekend and expressed some concern over the future of his favorite NBA team: What effect would it have on Sacramento if the Kings left or if the lockout ... More

Goon Squad Classic is almost a go

Pending Donté Greene's signature, a charity basketball game for Sacramento is a go. Appearing on the Carmichael Dave Show this afternoon, the Sacramento Kings forward said the Goon Squad Classic is scheduled for Sunday, November 20th at the UC Davis Pavilion, with tip-off planned for 6:30 PM PST.  Tickets are expected ... More

#NBARank: Who rises and falls among Sacramento Kings guards in 2012?

Photos: Steven Chea and James Ham

Photos: Steven Chea and James Ham

DeMarcus Cousins and Tyreke Evans were the only Sacramento Kings to crack the top 100 of ESPN.com's inaugural #NBARank. But where might they and their other teammates land in next year's list? In the final installment of our three-part series, we weigh-in on the Kings' guards.

What is #NBArank?

#NBArank is the Twitter hashtag to use if you want to get involved in the discussion or just follow along. You can also follow along here: @NBAonESPN

How did we rank the players?

We asked 91 experts to rate each player on a 0-to-10 scale, in terms of "the current quality of each player." Here is the full list of voters from ESPN.com, the TrueHoop Network, TrueHoop TV, Daily Dime Live, ESPN TV, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, espnW, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Insider, ESPN Fantasy, ESPN Games, ESPN Dallas, ESPN Los Angeles, ESPN Chicago, ESPN New York, ESPN Stats & Information, ESPN Topics and ESPN Analytics. ... More

Podcast Rewind: On Sacramento attitudes toward new arena

In light of yesterday's news regarding City Councilmember Sandy Sheedy's arena poll, we decided to revisit a podcast we conducted back in August with surveyor Paul Maslin.  His organization, FM3 Research conducted their own poll (commissioned by Think Big Sacramento) that found "broadbased support" for a new arena.  FM3 has ... More

Small Market, Big Heart: a documentary about Sacramento’s battle to keep the Kings

Straight from the press release: Small Market, Big Heart is a full-length documentary designed to share the compelling story of the people of Sacramento and their battle to acquire and preserve a professional sports franchise over the last 26 years. The film, set to be released in December, is a collaborative effort ... More

#NBARank: Who rises and falls among Sacramento Kings bigs in 2012?

Photos: Steven Chea

Photos: Steven Chea

DeMarcus Cousins and Tyreke Evans were the only Sacramento Kings to crack the top 100 of ESPN.com's inaugural #NBARank. But where might they and their other teammates land in next year's list? In the second installment of our three-part debate, we weigh-in on the Kings' bigs.

What is #NBArank?

#NBArank is the Twitter hashtag to use if you want to get involved in the discussion or just follow along. You can also follow along here: @NBAonESPN

How did we rank the players?

We asked 91 experts to rate each player on a 0-to-10 scale, in terms of "the current quality of each player." Here is the full list of voters from ESPN.com, the TrueHoop Network, TrueHoop TV, Daily Dime Live, ESPN TV, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, espnW, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Insider, ESPN Fantasy, ESPN Games, ESPN Dallas, ESPN Los Angeles, ESPN Chicago, ESPN New York, ESPN Stats & Information, ESPN Topics and ESPN Analytics. ... More

Portland allegedly interested in Petrie

The Portland Trailblazers are still without a general manager after the club parted ways with Rich Cho in May.  It appears they're interested in the Kings President of Basketball Ops per ESPN's Marc Stein (via Twitter): The two names other execs are talking about RE: Portland search for new GM are Sacramento's Geoff Petrie ... More

J.J. Hickson’s Israeli deal includes NBA opt-out clause

The labor impasse has forced the hand of J.J. Hickson and now the Kings big man is headed overseas. According to multiple reports, he has signed to play in Israel for Bnei Hasharon.  He replaces Washington Wizards forward Trevor Booker, who suffered an undisclosed injury and is returning to the U.S. to recover. ASM ... More

#NBARank: Who rises and falls among Sacramento Kings swingmen in 2012?

Photos: James Ham and Steven Chea

Photos: James Ham and Steven Chea

DeMarcus Cousins and Tyreke Evans were the only Sacramento Kings to crack the top 100 of ESPN.com's inaugural #NBARank. But where might they and their other teammates land on next year's list?  In part one of our three-part debate, we weigh-in on the Kings' swingmen.

What is #NBArank?

#NBArank is the Twitter hashtag to use if you want to get involved in the discussion or just follow along. You can also follow along here: @NBAonESPN

How did we rank the players?

We asked 91 experts to rate each player on a 0-to-10 scale, in terms of "the current quality of each player." Here is the full list of voters from ESPN.com, the TrueHoop Network, TrueHoop TV, Daily Dime Live, ESPN TV, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, espnW, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Insider, ESPN Fantasy, ESPN Games, ESPN Dallas, ESPN Los Angeles, ESPN Chicago, ESPN New York, ESPN Stats & Information, ESPN Topics and ESPN Analytics. ... More