2011-12 Sacramento Kings schedule released

It is official. The Kings open the 2011-12 NBA season Decemember 26th, the same way they ended the 2010-11 season, at home against the Los Angeles Lakers.  With the lockout killing more than seven weeks of the season, the NBA will play an impacted 66 game schedule, including some pretty hectic stretches for all teams.  After the jump is a quick look at some of the rough spots for the Sacramento Kings followed by the complete 2011-12 regular season schedule. ... More

Kings continue relationship with 1140 The Fan

Our good friend Tom Ziller over at Sactown Royalty broke this story last week, but today, the Kings and radio broadcast partner 1140 The Fan announced they will continue their relationship for another season of NBA basketball. For the 19th consecutive season, 1140 The Fan will serve as the home of ... More

Kings to unveil black alternate jerseys tomorrow

These uniforms have been in the works for a while.  But with the lockout over, the Sacramento Kings will finally unveil their black alternate jerseys in a press conference tomorrow afternoon.  The Kings were mum on the subject during the labor impasse.  But chatter began to heat up after ... More

Stadium, parking and Here We Stay update

Image: Kevin Fippin

The fight to keep the Kings did not end in May with the announcements by David Stern and the Maloof family that they would give Sacramento one more chance to get a new entertainment and sports facility built in the capitol city.  Mayor Kevin Johnson and his team have been busy putting together a financing plan that will hopefully take care of the pesky $387 million cost of a new building.  That plan needs to be in place by March 1, 2012, but the mayor's office has to lay a lot of ground work before a definitive agreement is put into place.

During a December 13th Sacramento City Council meeting, Mayor Johnson is going to roll out a plan to lease 8000+ Downtown Sacramento area parking spaces to a private parking firm and possibly even take the idea to a vote.  Despite recent reports, we've confirmed through our own private sources, that the leasing figure is at least $200-million and possibly more.  In the past, we have talked about parking being the "magic bullet" in this deal, and $200 million of a $387 million stadium deal is exactly that. ... More

Kings preseason games announced

The Sacramento Kings have sent out an official press release to announce their two-game preseason schedule for this abbreviated off-season.  Kings fans who are desperate for some NBA action will have to watch the 2011-12 version of the Sacramento Kings tip-off in Oakland for a match-up against the ... More

Help us out? Take the 2011 Cowbell Kingdom Reader Survey

Thank you to all you loyal readers, listeners and followers of Cowbell Kingdom.  Since Zach Harper started the blog in 2009, we've continued to grow and evolve as a source of information for the Sacramento Kings fan community.  With that said, we could use your help. If you can, please take this ... More

Game on!

According to multiple sources, the NBA and the organization formally known as the NBA Players Association, have reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement, insuring that there will be NBA basketball on Christmas day.  Great work by Ken Berger of CBS Sports for breaking ... More

TMZ reporting the demise of Kings sponsor Power Balance

According to the website TMZ.com, Power Balance, a corporate sponsor and owner of the naming rights to the Sacramento Kings arena, has settled a $57.4 million class action lawsuit, will declare bankruptcy and close up shop.  What does this mean for the Power Balance Pavilion, the building formally ... 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 ... 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 ... More