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Goon Squad Classic Wrap-Up

It wasn't NBA caliber.  But host Donté Greene and company put on a show that entertained the fans in attendance at the Goon Squad Classic.  His Black Team toppled the Purple Team, 167-164 in overtime at the UC Davis Pavilion.  Greene's team featured  Jimmer Fredette, Jason Thompson and Spencer Hawes.  Tyreke Evans, ... More

Open Thread: Live at the Goon Squad Classic

Check back to this thread for pre, post and in-game coverage of the Goon Squad Classic.  Beginning at 6:30 PM PST, I will be live-blogging the game on Cover It Live (embedded below).  Have questions you'd like us to ask the players?  Want to participate and provide feedback during the live-blog?  Feel free to join the ... More

Video: Donté Greene Charity Poker Tournament

A good turnout of 50 people showed up for last night's tournament benefiting the American Diabetes Association.  Next up on the GSC promotional tour - the 58th Annual Causeway Classic between UC Davis and Sacramento State. More

Marcus Thornton eager to play, patiently awaits new labor deal

Photo: Steven Chea/CK

Marcus Thornton figures to be one of the top free agent options when the NBA resumes business.  But the lockout, 140 days and counting, has kept his big payday on hold.  So like the rest of us, he waits. "I wasn't expecting for it to go this long," Thornton said over the phone from Louisiana of the league work stoppage. "I'm just sitting back and waiting until everything is done and see what happens then." ... More

Host of events planned leading up to Goon Squad Classic

Sacramento, get ready.  This weekend may be your only chance to get a taste of NBA basketball for a very long time.  Thanks to Sacramento Kings forward Donté Greene, there are a plethora of events happening and leading up to Goon Squad Classic charity game taking place on Sunday.  Here's a rundown: Donté Greene ... More

Will Marcus Thornton play in the Goon Squad Classic?

The Goon Squad Classic, which takes place this Sunday at 6:30 pm at the UC Davis Pavilion, will feature a host of Kings players, past and a present.  Kevin Martin, Tyreke Evans, DeMarcus Cousins and even rookie-to-be Jimmer Fredette are slated to play in the charity exhibition game. Unfortunately, Sacramento Kings guard ... More

Former Kansas City Mayor in Sacramento to talk about Sprint Center’s success

Since opening its doors in 2007, the Sprint Center has provided a major boost to the Kansas City economy.  Kay Barnes, their former mayor, was in Sacramento today explaining just how much it's helped in a public meeting held by the Think Big Sacramento. “We had a bold vision. During a time when most cities were watching ... More

Hardline owners, including Maloofs, demand NBA retract 50-50 offer

Commissioner David Stern issued an ultimatum to the NBPA last week.  Take the the deal on the table or face the consequences of a significantly worst offer.  Now the hardline owners of several small-market teams, including the Kings, are pushing the league to follow up on the commissioner's threat. From the Indianapolis ... More

Mitch Richmond and Vlade Divac lead list of new HOF nominees

Sacramento Kings greats Vlade Divac and Mitch Richmond have been nominated for the first time for induction into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.  From Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com: The group is, in many ways, a continuation of the '11 class. Chris Mullin was inducted in August, and now friends and Run TMC namemates ... More

1,000 tickets sold so far for Goon Squad Classic

So says the game's host, Donté Greene: Sac town has da best NBA fans!!! Just got da #'s n....sold 1000 tickets n da first 2hours. #GSCThu Nov 10 13:44:15 via EchofonDonte Greene dontegreeneCOS Tickets went on sale today.  You can buy yours at the UC Davis Pavilion Box Office, Tickets.com or call (530) 752-1915. More