18 results for tag: Doug Christie

Corliss Williamson joins Sacramento Kings coaching staff

The former Kings forward returns to Sacramento. More

Video: 1-on-1 with Jerry Reynolds (Part 2)

Cowbell Kingdom catches up with the Sacramento Kings' color analyst and director of player personnel. More

Video: 1-on-1 with Jerry Reynolds (Part 1)

Cowbell Kingdom catches up with the Sacramento Kings' color analyst and director of player personnel. More

Courtside with Rob McAllister: When ball movement is King

A funny thing happens when the Sacramento Kings move the ball. More

Kings release their new look, unveil black alternate jerseys

Last season, the Sacramento Kings marketing team unleashed a can of worms with their season-opening campaign Here We Rise.  The slogan became Here We Stay, Here We Build, Here We Sit, Here We Purple, as Kings fans rallied to save their team. Well, how does Back In Black sound for the 2011-12 season?  What does it mean?  It means that the Sacramento Kings will turn back the clock to their glory years with a re-invented black alternate jersey. Today, the Kings rolled out their new look, complete with a promotional video that includes Kings legends Bobby Jackson, Scot Pollard and Doug Christie.  Although I am not a jersey wearing kind of guy, I had the privilege of seeing the new design last night and these things are going to fly off the shelf for Christmas. ... More

Cowbell Kingdom Prospect Profile: Kawhi Leonard

The draft prospects have been trickling through Sacramento, mostly six at a time.  And Friday will likely be more of the same. Although the list of candidates have yet to be released, our friend Sam Amick of SI.com confirmed earlier this week via Twitter that San Diego State small forward Kawhi Leonard will be the main attraction. While Jimmer Fredette seems to be the scoop de jour for the Kings right now (he's jumped up the DraftExpress.com mock to no. 7), it's Leonard that's fallen a few spots.  But multiple sources have told Cowbell Kingdom that the Kings minds aren't made up just yet.  They are extremely interested in the 19-year-old swingman and have been for some time. Breaking the mold from the previous 13 prospect profiles, we are going to take a good hard look at Leonard a few days early because his story is extremely compelling.  And if our sources are correct, Leonard might be just what the Kings are looking for come June 23rd. There are plenty of narratives that surround NBA players.  Last season, we delved into the excruciating painful journey of Kings reserve power forward Darnell Jackson as he clung to his NBA dreams  (If you haven't read it, please do. It will change your perspective on one of the strongest people I have ever had the privilege to meet).  Leonard has another one of those tragic stories. Since the tale has been told, both written by Sam Amick for the New York Times, and video by CBS Sports, there's very little for us to add.  That doesn't mean that we shouldn't share it with you because at the end of the day, Leonard could wind up a King.  And like every other King, he would become part of the family.


Now that you know his story, it's time to get to the profile after the jump. ... More

Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 1 – Doug Christie (Part 2)


Photo: Jonathan Santiago/Art: Mark W. Price

Part two of our conversation with former King Doug Christie. Highlights
  • On finding defensive role players: "You gotta look for somebody who's willing to be unselfish and at the same time someone who's competitive enough to take the challenge of going up against these guys (the league's best scorers)".
  • On Rick Adelman as a candidate for the Lakers job: "I think it would be a great fit because of the fact that he runs what Phil (Jackson) considered the triangle offense.  His, you really didn't give it a term, but it's the same offense."
  • On coaching: "I never really knew if I would enjoy coaching.  But since I got involved in it - in teaching, in training players - it's been something that I found that I truly, truly love.  Hopefully, I can get involved definitely with the Kings."
Listen after the jump. ... More

Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 1 – Doug Christie (Part 1)


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This is the first of what we hope to be many podcasts here at Cowbell Kingdom.  And we couldn't have had a better guest for our inaugural show than former Kings great Doug Christie. Highlights
  • Christie was in town this past week for #HereWeRally.  James Ham and I asked if Kings fans can expect to see more of him in Sacramento this upcoming year.
  • Does a stable family-life make for a better team atmosphere?  We get his thoughts.
  • "Consistency of competing" - one of the aspects Christie says DeMarcus Cousins and Tyreke Evans need more of moving forward with their careers.
Listen to part one after the jump.  Part two will be posted Monday. ... More