1284 results for author: Jonathan Santiago

One-and-done Kings look back at leaving college early

Since 2006, the NBA has placed an age limit on the draft, forcing most league hopefuls to play at least one year of college basketball before making the professional leap.  Contributors to ESPN The Magazine reached out to 39 NBA players and revisted their decisions to leave school prematurely for the NBA.  Four members of the ... More

Remembering Wayman Tisdale

The tryouts for the 1984 Olympic Men's Basketball Team were held in Bloomington, Ind.  Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated was just starting middle school when the team's hopefuls came through his hometown.  But he never forgot which player treated him and his friends the kindest. I vividly remember that there was only one ... More

Video: Donté Greene on Goon Squad Classic and NBA Lockout

With a 5 pm EST deadline looming, the NBA may be on the verge of implosion (for the umpteenth time it seems, I've lost count).  But on the bright-side, the Goon Squad Classic tips off Sunday, November 20th at the UC Davis Pavilion, with tickets going on sale this Thursday.  News 10's Ryan Yamamoto caught up with Sacramento ... More

Magic Johnson: Kings owner?

After selling his five-percent stake last year, Magic Johnson no longer owns a minority share of the Los Angeles Lakers.  But according to Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com, the all-time great has had his eyes on new ownership possibilities.  Could the Sacramento Kings be on his radar? Johnson and Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson ... More

Spencer Hawes to play in Goon Squad Classic

Add another former Sacramento King to the Goon Squad Classic lineup.  Philadelphia 76ers center Spencer Hawes will make his return to the capital city region for the planned November 20th charity game. A new flyer features the former Kings center, along with Donté Greene, Jimmer Fredette, Kevin Durant and others. ... More

J.J. Hickson’s overseas experience ends abruptly

Well that was fast.  Sacramento Kings forward J.J. Hickson's stay in the Israeli League is over after just one game. Cowbell Kingdom's Noam Schiller shared the news on Twitter, roughly translating two Hebrew reports on Hickson's release.  One story says Hickson allegedly arrived late to two straight practices.  Another ... More

Parking continues to emerge as major Sacramento arena funding source

Sacramento has less than a month-and change to figure out how to structure a private lease of city parking to fund a new entertainment and sports complex.  The city took another step yesterday by holding an open meeting, updating the public on some of its progress.  From Tony Bizjak of the Sacramento Bee: Assistant City ... More

Jimmer Fredette’s engagement assisted by presidential candidate (sort of)

Jimmer Fredette proposed to his college sweetheart, Whitney Wonnacott late this summer.  And you might not have guessed it, but the Kings rookie-guard-to-be is quite romantic.  With a little help (kind of) from a Republican presidential candidate (and no, it wasn't Mitt Romney, as conventional wisdom would lead one to ... More

Darnell Jackson headed to the Ukraine

Darnell Jackson is headed abroad.  The free agent big man, who spent last season with the Kings, signed with BC Donetsk in the Ukraine, according to Sportando (via HoopsHype). BC Donetsk officially announces the signing of Darnell Jackson. The forward has played three seasons and 138 games in the NBA. In the regular season ... More

Complaint of Sheedy’s arena poll dismissed

The Fair Political Practices Commission won't be getting involved in the controversy surrounding Councilwoman Sandy Sheedy's arena poll.  A complaint filed last week against Sheedy has been dismissed by the FPPC.  Division Chief Gary S. Winuk says why in a letter to the man who filed the complaint, Robert Langdon (via ... More