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Pelicans' Zion Williamson looks every bit the superstar in NBA debut
"The As the NBA Gears Up for the Playoffs Zion Williamson and the PELICANS are preparing to head home. Pelicans were officially eliminated from playoff contention joining the Sacramento Kings also on the blast now. I'm very disappointed in his performance all across the board today, the Athletics Will Hillary joins US to look back on Zion's rollercoaster of rookie season to ask if it's time to adjust our expectations around the NBA's most hyped player in recent memory. That's a big question is just how is he gonNA handle it, and how is he going to respond? Think the great players we've seen in this league when the doubts happened the greats rise, and if he can do that, then we're gonNA, see him being one of the biggest stars in the League and I think one of the biggest stars and Sports.
The NBA restarts in Florida with a night that started with Rudy Gobert and ended with LeBron James
"LeBron's got it just inside half court game tied at 101 10 seconds to shoot LeBron runner in the lane. No good got his own rebound and scores. It's 103101 Lakers timeout. Clippers that sound from en Bas Opening night in Orlando. The Sacramento Kings will restart their season tonight in the NBA's Orlando bubble. But two games were played there Thursday, not including the Utah Jazz, the first team to report a positive cove in 19 case back in March. The league says of 344 players tested. Zero have returned confirmed positive
Zion Williamson Leaving NBA Bubble For Urgent Family Matter
"We begin today with news that Zion. Williamson has left the NBA bubble. Bubble in Orlando to attend an urgent family medical matter. The New Orleans Pelicans Zion intends to rejoin the team at an unspecified later date. We'll bond your thoughts on Zion leaving and what this could mean in the bigger picture, well Tony Me. The first thing is I hope this urgent family. Medical matter turns in becomes not urgent, and whoever this is, and whatever it is is improved better. So, that's the first thought and my second thought is. This is what people as they get older as they move from Zion's twenty today in their twenties, and thirties and forties is what we do it all the time. This is what deal with and players and coaches, and this is what your life becomes as you get older sadly, but necessarily the difference of course is this pandemic? The difference you you you normally you leave, and these guys have enough wherewithal to fry fly privately. If they want and most times they do and they they come back. Back and they juggle their tension between what is going on with their family member and ball, and they still have to do that, but now it's only you have protocol that you have to answer to, and you could be gone anywhere from say four days to fourteen days depending on things like if you're tested every day while you're gone, so we. We don't know and let's face it. There's twenty two teams in the bubble and not sixteen largely because Zion is one of those six extra teams in the NBA wanted to see him in the postseason. No question about that there's there's no reason on earth for the Washington. Wizards and the Sacramento Kings and whole bunch of these teams to be in this round, Robin and playoff to get into the playoffs in his created right because Zion, Williamson, second only in my opinion to Bron James as a television draw, and they WANNA. See Him in the playoffs. I Echo your statements that we hope that this isn't something traumatic for the family that should go without saying but testing the. The protocol by understanding correctly is you need to test on your own every day? In order that? When you come back, you can spend only four days out instead of fourteen. That's asking a lot of anyone when they've left the bubble to be able to do that to me. The larger question is, do you make exceptions know and to me for people like Zion and Lebron James who try to make an exception, but where where there is contagion, you can't do of course. By the Way Zion has team. Okay, and his team can help in that regard. They may have to send somebody WHO's in charge of testing. They want him air. No, there's no exception is the is the is the virus make an exception? Is the virus go? Lebron is gone, then look a little bit too big and strong for. Let me let me go over here. No, they're not doing that, so there's no exceptions, but you hope one that that this urgent matter becomes less urgent, and to that Zairean could get back quickly. Administer this I mean. The the Pelicans come on David. Griffin is not some dope going to do what they can as a franchise who support him and make sure he has what he needs to transition back to the bubble.
Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings players first two to break NBA quarantine at Disney bubble ahead of restart
"To different players, rockets, Bruno Combo Chlo and the Kings were start homes. Excuse me, Rashad Holmes, both after quarantine now for 10 more days after exiting the quarantine bubble down in Orlando, they broke protocol. It was Holmes who actually went out to pick up a A Postmates order, and now he's going to be quarantined for 10 more days. More news at a major
Kings broadcaster resigns after tweet to Cousins
"Longtime Sacramento Kings broadcaster grant Napier has lost his job following a controversial Twitter exchange with demarcus cousins because of the vast day fear for his take on black lives matter Napier responded by tweeting all lives matter Napier after apologizing on Monday resigned on Tuesday as kings play by play TV
"sacramento kings" Discussed on The Full 48
"When we were still courtside at ground floor level almost everywhere sometimes sidelines baseline and we will pick up a lot and you you get a better sense of like how teammates interact with each other or how teams you know. React to each other physically verbally. Whatever you know. Pick up everything because it's loud but you do get a little bit of a sense of it and there's part of me feels like I would love to have it be quite enough that we can hear you guys talking that we can hear it. Some of the interactions. I think fans might learn a lot. I'm not saying not just like guys talk and mess or whatever but but just the the interplay between teammates and everything like we might pick up something learn something it would be an interesting insight that the league probably doesn't actually want to have happened. And you guys certainly your your coaches who are control. Freaks will not want that to happen. And my guess is that it won't my guess is that the NBA's GonNa they're gonNA pipe in something. They're going to do something so that not just that we at home. Don't hear what you're saying but so that to your point you can't pick up on the other teams schemes and an end to the You know instructions at barking out in a timeout right. Like I feel like the coaches are all going. Almost demand that won't they? I mean essentially as a media person you will be able to sit courtside or few rose. That's where they place you you'll be able to hear both timeouts in everything it'd be like we're playing the game for for audiences ten twenty is you'll be able to. You'll be able to have like a deep in depth. Look into like everything that happens in the NBA game but most educate here. You can't see our everything will be magnified. 'cause there won't be anything else going on. It would just be game so as a player. Look you know you love the game you go out there and play but I think it will be very interesting for you guys just to get that close. What's going on? Yeah no I think so and again there's among the many unknowns when we don't know where we'll be sitting in what they will deem to be appropriate health wise or or or otherwise right so but I still think they're gonNA probably pipe in noise so that we can't hear anything that's totally best. Here's here's a thought we get the world's largest zoom meeting or maybe there's two there's one four the kings and one for your opponent. It's a playoff game. It's you guys in the Pelicans playing for the right to battle for the eighth seed or something in some play in game and all of the Kings fans are all logged in from other places all in their homes in Sacramento. They're screaming at their computers. The NBA is gathering all that noise. So that when you have some big Tomahawk Dunk. And they all scream. At their computers in their homes in Sacramento it's now piped into the sound system in Orlando and then by the new in the Pelican's fans are screaming at their computers on their Mass Zoom Meeting. With you know five thousand people logged on that gets piped in how about that so my two things to that idea. The first is what happened to possess the basketball fan. Who doesn't want to necessarily join either podcast either. Either side. They don't they. Don't want to join the kingside. There'd be a third string of just like the casual fan of like me I. I just missed the last dance I just need I need some basketball I so maybe maybe that just like sell like tickets or something like the Kings. And Pelicans you go to your season ticket holders and you you sell them or like some little nominal sum like a couple of bucks you buy a ticket to the kings stream or the clear that you could commandeer you could jump into the into the opponent's streaming like try to mess with people. I guess but I don't know I feel like you could actually have live reaction. I mean there's some lag time in buffering Internet connection. I guess I don't know I just. I'm just brainstorming here. My my my second. My second question to that is who would have to regulate the audio right because if you have a baby and one computer you have music like two. People played two different types of music. Do you just allow that to just come in. There's people there's thousands of fans signed in right so it. It's the key of all these people yelling or playing their music or whatever all at once so it's just going to be noise but will roar. It'll get louder when you guys do something. Great and the other side will have. There's I don't know probably technologically this. There's no chance and somebody out. There is like laughing at me saying like dude. You're you're crazy but nice try. But I don't know I feel like there should be a way for the fans. The fans to participate would be would be a fun thing. I think there's definitely some that that can be pissed. I'd be interested to see how that would go my my. It friends on that one cover couple before I let you go. You were traded mid game from the Mavericks to the Kings. So you've been traded mid game and you've been at a suspended game that you were actually out of the court for warm ups for What's going to be the next bizarre thing you're involved in man? That's a great question because these are these things don't very often getting traded mid game. Yeah they don't they don't against the happened again but you never know. You never know you anything can happen. Burke basketball reference I love going on a basketball reference just to see Things like random nicknames that guys allegedly have some of which seemed more real than others they have you listed as Black Falcon. Is that accurate.
"sacramento kings" Discussed on The Full 48
"And there's been this this discussion relating to that which is well there's been talked before about should the NBA schedule permanently moved where it's December into the summer permanent shifts that the NBA doesn't go head to head with football in the fall as much take advantage of the summer months when there's only baseball and maybe it's going to happen out of necessity this year and then the question becomes will is going to be the new normal the thing. I keep thinking or coming back to is. There are a lot of younger players with young families and kids who go to school and those kids are out of school in the summer and you kind of like as a Father Myself. I I like being on the NBA calendar because it means that my slower months not completely off in the summer of course with all craziness a free agent seen summer league but I can take my family vacation and I think a lot of players with kids would want to preserve that that that sink as well in the calendar. And you guys have a say in this Harrison like you got the players association. This is a collectively bargained. Item the schedule. Where do you think that that would go if that discussion happens? What think You know you're you're standing between you know two options right if you know. We go to December or January. Start to avoid football into maximize some months. We can't say well we're going to try this for one season. GonNa go from December to June. Ready to cram eighty two games and then they were going to get back on the schedule for that but the second option to your point is the number of guys that will have to either report to their city or you know. Hide their family in a in an anchor location when it starts school come August you know. I think that that's a really big thing especially you know guys who are overseas now what that what their schedule looks like and does the shift in calendar change international play for NBA players will be able to play for the national team. Now because if we're GONNA go from December to start in the playoffs in July whether qualification or you know woke up Olympics whatever new maybe Eurocopter Afra- Bassett guys will not be able to participate in Edwardsville. Yeah and I for a lot of guys. That's that's a serious consideration to as as I want to say as big as spending the summer with your kids but these are all these important items right I mean not just for you know. People will immediately think of team. Usa and the guys who are playing for the US Olympic team. But you know affects jaanus affects. Luca affects everybody. Who's WHO's an anchor for their national team and immediately so too because in theory the Tokyo Games will happen next summer. So we're already looking at this this conflict. That's that's A. that's a tough one. So what would be your best guest players rather if you can if you can find a way to to to restore the normal schedule immediately. Do you think players would prefer the one we already have to as opposed to the permanent shift to December through summer. My guess from the from the few players I've talked to. Obviously I'm not. I'm not a survey that as all these surveys going on Via twitter right now But I would assume that most guys wanna stay with enormous good. Yeah I would I that. That's my that's my gut to. I could be wrong but I feel like you know. Now if they end up playing next season on a you know an altered schedule which looks like. It's almost inevitable and you know there's there's a ratings boom and the the league come to the players and say look our next. Tv package going to look like this because the ratings are this much higher like all right. There'll be a discussion but if it's just the usual logistics that we've discussed I can't imagine guys would be that excited about it. You alluded to this earlier. You guys had actually kind of caught your stride a little bit early half. The season was was very bumpy for the Kings. You were thirteen and seven in your last twenty before the shutdown and that came after a six game losing streak. What was going right for you guys. What were you finally starting to and that was still with with with I think mostly with Bagley out. What what did you guys finally start to discover? You think we'll just took us a long time to finally get a grew with our team the rotations you know because the first game Marvin goes out gained five articles. Doubt you know we had our second game with our full roster came thirty games in the season we heard again. You know what I'm saying. So you know trae tacking but I feel like we finally starting to find a groove chemistry got better Guys really feel uncomfortable. Just our system. Anytime we have players coaches all all of it just takes time and unfortunately the kind of stock whereas we were kind of coming out of just really inconsistent the for seventy did. There was a lot of talk about this early in the season about whether the India trip just kind of threw everything off. Is that a valid factor. And all this. I don't WanNA say India trip through everything off because as just from our team bonding standpoint. It was great to do something like that you know. How often do you get on a plane eastern? You know sixteen hours just just with new teammate. During a training camp situation and you guys are able to do different things but we weren't able to get as much court time as you know we need it for a new young team and nothing that Kinda showed up with disarm execution in games like I said for the first half of the season yeah and so just starting to catch your stride. You guys are on the court at your That was was that golden one right the last night of the season. So you're on yet your shiny new arena. Not that new anymore. Still still still new to me Not THAT ANYBODY MRS ARCO. And you're you're out there and getting ready to play the. Pelicans you're the last ones on the court in the whole league before the suspension comes down Woody Rick member of that night. How did it unfold? How did you guys find out where they're like a buzz going through the arena? That of what had happened in Oklahoma and whether it was about to reach you.
California - Sacramento Mayor Hopes For Local Ownership Of 'Sacramento Bee' Newspaper
"Sacramento mayor Darrell Steinberg is hoping to re write the headline of his city's paper instead of the Sacramento bee the hundred sixty three year old paper files for bankruptcy and is sold to a hedge fund he wants the headline landing on people's doorsteps to read the Sacramento bee stays with local owners to explain we're joined now by mayor Steinberg hi there good to be with you Mary Louise so this is not a new news story McClatchy which owns a bunch of papers including the B. I think people have followed along as it filed for bankruptcy give me in a few sentences what your plan is for writing a different ending to this story for the B. well first of all the Sacramento bee is the leading daily publication in the capital city of California and it is a specific asset we intend as a community to put up a fight to make sure that the B. emerges from bankruptcy in a way that not only maintains its status but actually enhances it because the B. is suffered like many daily newspapers over the last decade or more I just believe that independent journalism is crucial for obvious reasons our community matters and we don't want this newspaper carved up in a way that will leave the people that I represent at to not have the benefit of that independent daily journalism I read your planning to convene a forum later this month is that right with the investors and philanthropists and community leaders to figure out what this might look like exactly because we know that there are a number of models throughout the country and we intend to highlight all of them in addition to actively working between now and the twenty seven to identify as some people who might be willing to to buy the B. do you have your eye on specific potential investors I do can't identify them a right now but we are working very hard on identifying some investors but you know our city is this great emerging city in America I say that I know with a little biased because I am the mayor of but it's true we were emerging from just being capital city into a government town to be the center of innovation and technology and food and it's becoming a great millennial sitting over the last half decade or so we have fought to keep civic assets we fought to keep the Sacramento Kings are NBA franchise in the capital city and we ended up not only keeping them the building a great downtown arena we just fought to win a major league soccer franchise and so a newspaper may not seem on par with all those other civic assets but undoubtedly the daily newspaper is at least if not more important than the civic assets and if those are worth fighting to keep into into win so is the Sacramento bee what section of the B. two you read first every morning it's a good question I read the editorials first I read the the state local news I make sure they spelled my name correctly and and then you know I like to read the sports section to you know we have a NBA team that's making a run for the playoffs that is Sacramento mayor Darrell Steinberg talking about Sacramento bee marriage time virgin Kerr thank you so much
Luke Walton ejected from Kings-Wizards game
"Coach Luke Walton was ejected but the Sacramento Kings still won the last night they beat the Washington wizards one thirty three one twenty six kings record not twenty seven wins in thirty four losses next game tomorrow night at home against
Sacramento Kings beat Clippers at Staples again, 112-103
"The kings pulled out an impressive one twelve one oh three win on the road against the clippers Sacramento's campaigns more scored a season high twenty three points the Arent fox added twenty the kings blew a fourteen point second half lead and the clippers won I had won a one ninety nine but Sacramento held LA the only two more points in the final six minutes LA got thirty one from Kawhi Leonard and twenty four by Lou Williams the clips of lost three straight mark Myers Los Angeles
Milwaukee Bucks rally past Sacramento Kings
"The best team in the NBA that's your Milwaukee Bucks facing the Sacramento Kings Monday night screen by violates a turnover Middleton got the strip now I drive what a play by middle to Davis with the call of the books radio network that's five straight wins for Milwaukee there forty six and seven they beat the kings one twenty three one eleven Eric Bledsoe a
Wolves Fastbreak: Losing streak ends, new era begins
"One eighty eight the first three of the game third quarter one well eighty eight oh twenty four point lead well what a moment that was in the third quarter Allen Crabbe getting into the act is only three of the night to beat the third quarter buzzer and the timber wolves Ron cruise control in the second half although with the way things went a couple weeks ago against the Sacramento Kings I eat nobody was thinking the holes had this one sealed in till a couple of minutes ago in the fourth quarter of play Alan Horton along with different target center radio platform inside the lower bowl section one thirty two time for three factors three biggest reasons for the timber wolves snapping a thirteen game losing streak here tonight one forty to one fifteen they beat the LA clippers who came in twenty one games over five hundred with the sixth ranked offense the six ranked defense fifth best net rating and one of the walls do they have an offense of explosion that was our first factor we'll put up forty in the opening quarter forty one in the second in fact that was their third straight forty point quarter the fourth quarter against Atlanta on Wednesday and the first two quarters here tonight three straight forty point quarters we'll put up eighty one of the first half franchise record they had fifteen threes in the first half another franchise record and things continue to roll offense of early in the second half we'll finish up with a one thirty five offense of rating that's points per hundred possessions that is the number one output for this offense all season sixty eight percent effective field goal percentage also number one for the Timberwolves in any game they played this season so the offense of explosion the ball was moving tonight they had thirty nine assists on fifty two made field goals it was a sight to see and that's without without de Angelo Russell missed the game with a quad injury he's hopeful to play Monday in Toronto our second factor here tonight three point differential in years past it is been our first factor for almost every Timberwolves lost getting outscored by five six eight ten twelve made threes the walls of seen just about every differential on the negative side in years past tonight they knocked out a franchise record twenty six made threes one shy of the NBA record of twenty seven they help the clippers to nine made threes so the timber wolves were a plus seventeen in three pointers here tonight plus seventeen made three pointers I'm going to break out the calculator here seventeen times three that differential fifty one points that was a huge factor here tonight or third factor is the is the is the new the new guys the new attitude the new energy Bob it it made all the difference in the world this team it came out and fought in play with an intensity and with the life with an energy with a purpose that we haven't seen in weeks it's been a rough since December first temples have been five and twenty seven worst record in the NBA and things were looking bleak offense oblique defensively it was just off kilter and the front office got it back on kilter by making the moves they did at the trade deadline at least for one night it paid off as the temples romp over the clippers one forty two to one fifteen to snap a eight game home losing streak and a thirteen game losing streak overall walls are back in on Monday taking on the Toronto raptors hope you join us with pregame at six times six thirty central time those are your three factors in a win over the
Former NBA commissioner David Stern hospitalized after brain hemorrhage
"A former NBA commissioner David stern was admitted to the New York City hospital after suffering a brain hemorrhage yesterday he's collapsed at a restaurant in Manhattan and was rushed in for emergency surgery no word on how he is doing this morning stern is credited with helping the city of Sacramento Kings by brokering a deal in two thousand
Bjelica's 3 at buzzer lifts Kings over Rockets 119-118
"They may be a lead to drain a thirty three footer at the buzzer giving the Sacramento Kings a one nineteen one eighteen win over the Houston Rockets elites as walk off three followed Russell Westbrook's tiebreaking lay up with just one second left on the clock in the fourth quarter that saw six ties in six lead changes Billy to says he didn't over think the situation I was gonna open once leave too because I can I feel good luck that's that's an engine you know I just took a shot the ball and buddy Hield but the kings with twenty six points connecting on six three pointers Russell Westbrook led all scorers with thirty four points on thirteen of seventeen shooting Adam schooling Houston
Ex-sportscaster drops sex assault lawsuit against Kings coach
"Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton is no longer facing a sexual assault lawsuit Walton was accused of assaulting a former sportscaster while he was an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors and harassing her wallet coach with the LA Lakers the NBA investigated but didn't find enough evidence to support Kelly tenants claims so she dropped the
Ex-sportscaster drops sex assault lawsuit against Kings coach
"Mate a lawsuit accusing Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton of sexual assault has been dropped that's according to multiple media reports capital public radio's Bob Moffitt has more Kelli Tennant is a former sports reporter who accused Walton of sexually assaulting her in a Santa Monica hotel room two years ago she filed the suit about a week after he took the king's job according to TMZ she has filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court to drop the suit Walton released a statement that said he would not comment on the matter his attorney released a statement to the LA times that said quote it's nice to see that it was voluntarily and permanently dismissed by the claimant tenants attorneys not responded to requests for comment she claimed Walton assaulted her while he was an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors the NBA investigated the allegations but took no action against the coach after ten and failed to cooperate with their investigator this capital public radio's Bob Moffitt
Woman seeks dismissal of lawsuit against Luke Walton
"The sexual assault lawsuit against Sacramento Kings coach yet Luke Walton has been dropped former spectrum sportsnet reporter Kelli Tennant accuse Walton earlier this year of assaulting her in twenty fourteen and twenty seventeen Sacramento bee says tenet asked the judge to dismiss the case and that was entered that yet yesterday with prejudice meaning tenet can't refiled refile the suit in April accusing the current kings coach of sexual battery in a Santa Monica hotel room back in twenty fourteen and another attack at a charity event in twenty
How NBA executive Jeff David stole $13 million from the Sacramento Kings
"They were switching gears doors has gone off to live it up in La hopefully and in the door in her chair because we just had to do. Hi this is Kevin Arnovitz. Who just wrote a riveting piece that was really just like a movie about Jeff David a former kings chief revenue officer. That's right and former heat but didn't really get started at the heat. Who told how much money thirteen million dollars thirteen million dollars? And how did he do it. Wow it funny story so sponsorships it's like we all we talk about front office people. We talk about the basketball ops people a lot here. There's this entire parallel universe over in in every NBA team. Which is the business ops people? These are the people that often the basketball people don't like but that's neither here nor there but so he was in charge of sponsorship ownership so all that stuff right like the names that are on the arena that sideline score table advertising. You see he was in charge of selling all that stuff and the the way he did it is is golden one. We know the Golden One Center there might even be playoff game sometimes sooner the golden one center I if I if the kings were fortunate and He put together that deal. He also put together the deal for their training facility which is The Kaiser Permanente trail all these teams have liked sponsors for their training facilities and in the process of putting together the big title sponsorship or the naming rights sponsorship deal What he did was he took a little for himself? He After they came to a twenty year one hundred and ten million dollar agreement with Golden. One Sometime I'm after. Finalizing the deal while the kings were still putting the last touches on their arena He went back to golden one and said. Hey you know it had previous discussions about maybe you give us more money up front expensive arena. We're building Would you still consider that one who was so thrilled. And then golden one. It's not American. Airlines is not Toyota. I mean the the big deal for a credit union to have sponsorship on an arena on an NBA arena. They said sure we can get nine million dollars absolutely. And so what Jeff David did was he created a separate entity that sounds just like the Sacramento Kings. It's called Sacramento sports partner reasonable. I believe it. Yeah they all have these subsidiaries. It's for some money and golden one thinking they were You know giving an advanced to the kings they can help finish the arena instead paid paid nine million dollars to an entity that was owned by this guy. He did it again in a somewhat. Different fashion with Kaiser Permanente saying hey rather than give us these little cost of living or sort of inflationary increases in your annual payment for sponsorship every year. Just give us a lump sum. Now we'll do away with all that inflationary thing and that was four point four million dollars so thirteen point four boom done. It's just his money now Well not anymore So so you go. I don't WanNa spos- sorry because people people need to sit down it's a New Yorker story it's a New Yorker Crime Story. People need to sit down and readapt set aside however long it takes so you go through the process of the Kings catching him And the hero of that is an HR woman Whose name I'm Stacey something they say Weixin Who who does a lot of detective or can you tick tock through that in every discovery in the adrenaline going through? So you have the kings you have the sponsors who get duped loop. They don't talk to you for the story. Now you have the HR person does talk to you. I think You interviewed the Guy Himself prison. I I prefers prison interview vault not imprison before he goes to prison will be fly. He had to report in late August and I saw him in right after July. Four you have the most. Ah In ten years the one thing I remember from that story if I if I hope I remember more but if there is just one it will be the scene in his house when his family discovers what has happened in in particular his wife. Did you talk to her. I was able to talk to too many of the people in involvement that speak to the in laws Who Come to council and help them? When they realized that the life of this family is now falling apart right right and by the way still believing in Jeff David the man who I was GONNA ask you. They appear to still be married. No it's I think one of the things that I drew me to the story just kind of at the very the beginning is that I mean this is a guy who is maybe had some detractors and he had You know. He was sort of Bro in his in his personality. But a a guy who was by and large really well respected in the NBA. If you asked a bunch of NBA team CEO's Hey Gimme the shortlist of people who are going to be NBA team presidents residents in the next ten years. Give me the rising class. This guy's name would be on it right like They were both current and former kings employees. Or like you know you have to appreciate what a good wh- whoa. What a good force of energy he was in the office? I had one person. Tell me if you lined up a hundred kings employees in order of likelihood that they they would steal thirteen thirteen and a half million dollars from sponsors he would be at the very end of the
"sacramento kings" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"Daily were covering the greatest sports stories in history. We know what makes exa Dream Team. And when you're hiring for your business you need the recruits. That will become champions. That's why you need indeed for Your Business indeed will help you find the best playmaker maker. Faire business with tools like online skills tests that help candidates show. They're the perfect hire for you. Post your next job at indeed dot com slash. ESPN daily elite and try skills tests for free that's indeed dot com slash. ESPN daily terms conditions and exclusions apply. That was a story. You you need to know now. Here's a story. I want you to know last week. Major League Baseball was scandalised when veteran pitcher. Mike Mike Fires told the athletic but the Houston Astros were stealing signs during the two thousand seventeen season using cameras in minute maid park. The News has spurred. MLB to investigate investigate the allegations and a number of players around the league to weigh in one of those players was cubs pitcher Yu Darvish. Who tweeted why am I.? Trending do people finally realize I'm cool. This was of course a joke. Darvish knew that he was training because when he was on the dodgers in two thousand seventeen he got rocked by the Astros and the world series twice after his team lost he was obliterated by fans to the point where he was actually wary of returning to La. At the time it was reported order that Darvish might have been tipping his pitches which would explain why after an otherwise stellar postseason. He gave up nine runs less than four innings but now people are questioning. If that's what really happened. The dodgers studied darvish outings in the world series and said they couldn't discern any signs dipping one of his Games was in Houston and the the other was in la. But given what we're learning. It does seem plausible that the Astra's might have engaged in some chicanery on the road. And given all that one would think darvish I would be furious but it would be wrong late last week. He published a video on Youtube in Japanese discussing the incident they also according to a translation in the La Times he said. I feel that if I absolve myself and say it was the Astros fault. I was bad in game seven even in the world series. I can't develop as a person in life. I think huge failures are extremely important. I've had a few up to this point. The world series is one of them. I think it will remain Lina Point of reference for me. I've already learned a lot from it. Dr I went onto call for teams to stop stealing signs and got a bit of back and forth with brewers Christian Yelich over the issue you given the widening scope of the scandal. I imagine he's not the only pitcher with these concerns but the level of self awareness and grace in his comments comments about that world series strikes me as rare. And if it's proven that the asterisk those games I hope he's redeemed but it sounds like he doesn't need it. I mean times that's E._S._P._N.. Daily I'll talk.
"sacramento kings" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"One of the most respected young executives and Sacramento Menno would just be siphoning off this kind of money and all told. How much money are we talking about? Here we're talking to him but thirteen million dollars when you add it to. Obviously the thirty thousand little appetizer from the from the previous year's Jeff David is siphoning off millions of dollars. What does he do with Jeff? David decides that beachfront real estate is going to be his jam. He takes a thirteen million dollars. Any purchases to homes an eight million dollar Gorgeous Beach House on right on the Strand in Hermosa Beach. I mean looking Out onto the beach volleyball the Pacific Ocean and another house For three point eight million dollars and what he's going to do is he's going to fix them up up any plans to flip them. But in the meantime he's going to enjoy the smaller home. which is the one two blocks off the beach and Manhattan beach and you know he and his family essentially make it kind of their weaken can home for for a couple of years aside from that? He's not living large. No it's kind of the interesting thing. Is You know. He didn't have an expensive drug habit or gambling habit. He didn't live extravagantly. He didn't chase bad investments. You know he wanted to essentially to be a little more entrepreneurial as as the way he says it so he was going to create. This unauthorized is loan as he calls it where he essentially takes thirteen million plus from the sponsors and just use it to capitalize these investments. He wants to make the kings are in their new arena with the help of Jeff. David has a new name. How's the team doing Sacramento? Kings aren't exactly league leaders. I mean they you you know demarcus cousins at the time is a very exciting player. Picked discussing what they show promise. They're they're they're a consummate cellar dweller in the NBA. No Good Jackson. No good balls loose. cruse kings had three wrecks at it and couldn't do it their business side operations doing really well. I mean this downtown arena and the in these real estate projects are are doing well. But the team is the kings as they're called often in Sacramento Kings a term of slight endearing. Derision two thousand Eighteen Jeff. David decides to leave the team or does he go. Jeff comes up and gets a situation where they're sort of ceiling there. There are people in place above him on the executive structure and the writings on the wall. In furthermore you know what all the big deals that he wanted to sculpt done so he goes to the Miami Heat the gold standard of NBA Organizations Kevin how did the Sacramento kings come to discover their sponsors had paid millions of dollars to Jeff if David himself instead of the team so stacey wenxin their HR executive the head of HR. Then it's August two thousand thousand eighteen and she's doing very hr things Jeff. David had forgotten to lever this document. The commission schedule for Sales Reps. And she's gotta find it he's going to give it to somebody else and she can't find it anywhere so finally she decides look. I'll just go into this guy's computer and just just look for the file and she finds some kind of weird stuff she start digging peeling the onion back and the layers and layers and layers emerge. She sees the Kaiser and golden one of our partners in the purchase of these houses. which just seems so odd? Why would king king sponsors be getting into business with Jeff David on beachfront property in southern California? This becomes an absolute salute obsession for her. She gets the IT Department to open up his old emails. She looks at these mortgage documents. She finds these partnership agreements with forgeries. She's sitting at her kitchen table in the middle of the night to the point where her husband is coming out and saying just like what are you doing. She just cannot let this go and she essentially essentially builds the case herself. This is just a case where somebody with really good. Instincts just follows the trail alternately. She brings it to the team president and they all determined they have enough to call the FBI that there might have been a major fraud perpetrated under the kings roof Coming up the FBI turns up the pressure. On Jeff David.
The Great NBA Heist: How One Man Stole Millions from the Sacramento Kings
"Fans are really familiar with the basketball side of an NBA team. You know the starting five. You probably do the general manager and the coach and then there's this parallel world in NBA Franchises. which is the business operations? Kevin Arnovitz writes about the NBA FOR ESPN NBA. Teams have senior vice president of human human resource and for the Sacramento Kings. That person is Stacey W- exit so August two thousand eighteen wags in his doing human resources stuff off for one. There's this document that executive who just left for the Miami Heat was supposed to leave behind schedule of commissions for sales reps but he forgotten to do so now she needed to dig into some files to find it so she opens up the file directory in it is a mess. She can't find in anything. There's no rhyme or reason dates or names of folders. She does find this one folder titled Turbo Tax. An inside is all kinds of just really weird stuff. There's a depreciation schedule for a golf cart in furniture at some beach house in southern California. None of this looks like anything anything that is Sacramento Kings business. And what's really weird is all of this stuff is associated with an entity. She has never heard of Wigs and looks over all this stuff and she just knows something here isn't right today the untold story of our high ranking. NBA Executive stole thirteen million dollars and almost got away with times. It's Tuesday November nineteenth this is espn presented by Dell small business. So Kevin You published your story today it starts with the Sacramento Kings Chief Revenue Officer. Who is this Guy Jeff? David is the chief Revenue Officer for the Sacramento Kings. And that's just a fancy name for the guy who deals with all the sponsorships right he's in charge of the naming rights to the arena. He's in charge of in arena. Sign Edge The practice facility sponsor and was is really well thought of in this space if you ask a bunch of business side people in the NBA. Hey you're the ten most likely people to become team presidents in the next ten years like Jeff Davids often on that list. What kind of guy was he? He was a California Bro. He was the consummate sales guy he would come into a Monday morning meeting and say let's close some phone numbers today in closing phone numbers. Jeff speak was let's close some seven-figure sponsorship deals was generally well liked as just in a abusive hug. It out kind of guy in the office. So it's an exciting time to be part of the Sacramento Kings. And he does something interesting he. He creates his own company Sacramento sports partners. Why does he do this? So we asked Jeff David what he says is that around around two thousand and eleven there was an NBA lockout and a lot of people. Really panic I mean the thing about a lockout is there's just not any revenue coming in everything's frozen and so I think a a lot of business affairs people in the NBA are just worried. Like what if I have to lose my job. Would I have to go do something else. So the Way Jeff David tells it is I created this thing because look I might need to do some consulting on the side. That's not what he does know. Jeff David starts to do something really interesting. Rather than billing sponsors answers that he gets to by signing edge in the arena through the traditional Sacramento Kings accounting he has them pay Sacramento sports partners. Which looks like if you're getting an invoice at this company that is just bought this linage? It seems perfectly appropriate. Seems like exactly the kind of entity you would pay if you're writing a check to the Sacramento Kings. UNBEKNOWNST to the company it's actually an entity owned by Jeff David that sounds like some subsidiary of the Sacramento Kings. How many retirement he did about three deals totaling a little around thirty thousand dollars to what happens next so it really starts ramping up? Two Thousand Fifteen. Two Thousand Sixteen in the Kings were moving from they're really old arena to this brand new sparkling downtown jewel box. He is the point person for the naming rights both for the Rena and the practice facility in the kings identify really David identifies to sponsors that are relatively local. One is golden one which is a credit union in California and the others. Kaiser Permanente healthcare provider Divider well-known in California kice negotiates a really good deal for both sides. I mean it's it's going to be one hundred ten million dollars over twenty years with golden old in one. They're going to have their name in lights. This is the biggest deal of Jeff. David's career and Kaiser Permanente is going to pay twenty eight million dollars over ten years to have their name on the practice facility ability. Everyone is thrilled is bosses are happy. The sponsors couldn't be happier especially golden one. Is this little credit union. They're gonNA have their name on an NBA arena. It's all really great. And then he gets creative. Has That for whatever reason David decides that he wants them for himself at a certain point. During that negotiation nation there was conversations golden one in the kings that look. If you guys ever need more cash up front were credit union. We can help. We can't keep cash on hand so whether it's finishing the arena or whatever we could possibly service Jeff David file that away and then in two thousand sixteen. After the deals completed he comes to golden one and says hey remember of those conversations. What if we did that would if you sent nine million dollars our way in an exchange will knock off some money off the later payments down in the deal? The old past two thousand twenty six down the road. Golden One couldn't be happier to help. They're thrilled with the partnership. And they wire nine million dollars to Sacramento remigio sports and then he does it again with another deal. Jeff David does something very similar with Kaiser Permanente the training facility naming sponsored Kaiser Permanente ten years twenty eight million dollars. It's now a lot of these deals. That teams do with these kinds of sponsors. They have what's called an escalator was just a fancy. See Way of saying that there's an inflationary adjustment each annual payment so jeff. David goes to Kaiser Permanent Day and says hey rather than put escalators for each of the payments. Why don't you just give us four point four million dollars up front and we'll go without escalators? Kaiser says absolutely that's absolutely fine. They send four point. Four million dollars to Sacramento's that's why partners so the has over thirteen million dollars from Kaiser and golden one teams biggest sponsors ever that get wired into his account for his own personal gain in the kings know nothing about how does no one else in the organization. have any idea that happening you. This was a question that kept getting me when I was trying to get to the bottom of the mystery and I asked Jeff David. I said you ever worried that you know on game nights when all the sponsors and the Mucky mucks are down on the floor for warm-ups and everybody socializing in the Lexus Club. That your boss wouldn't be talking to the head of Golden One Donna. Bland and and say hey thanks for floating us that my million dollars and David said it he never actually were one of the things he said is. It's sort of like Thanksgiving dinner with your family like when the sponsors interact and I was primarily the point person when they're interacting with kings officials. No one's talking about the transactional nature of your sponsorship assertion dealer your deal structure. It's almost uncouth and the truth of the matter is everybody trusted Jeff David why not he was the. NBA's consummate soccer dad. He was really really good at this job. Everybody was happy everybody was instilled with the Sacramento rising sort of spirit. That's down hollow cores being built up in here the parties responsible multiple Ford. Everybody was having a really good time and nobody was talking about the transactions at any point does he come close to getting caught. A really interesting thing happens so when it comes time for golden to make their first annual payment this is not the nine million upfront. This is just their first annual July first payment they actually send the annual payment. That's it's due to the Kings to Sacramento Sports Partners Jeff Davids entity. David has to explain. Like oh no no no. This was just the account. It was really for that nine million dollar construction auction money. Now let me you need to. I'M GONNA give this back to you and you're going to wire it to the actual kings account so nobody thinks anything of this and and you think about it. Airs Happen All the time again. Nobody was on alert that the lead sponsorship executive in
Knicks take a pounding from Pistons in Detroit
"Games into the season the Knicks remain stuck on one win not much progress tonight after losing by twenty one at home on Sunday to the lowly Sacramento Kings they lose by twenty tonight in Detroit one twenty two one oh to the final the next play most most of of the the game game without without Mitchell Mitchell Robinson Robinson he he got got elbowed elbowed in in the the head head by by Markieff Markieff Morris Morris left left the the game game with with a a concussion concussion like like symptoms symptoms but but the the pistons pistons were were without without Blake Blake Griffin Griffin and and without without point point guard guard Reggie Reggie Jackson and without Derrick rose and they scored the most points the Knicks have allowed all season this is Julius Randle services let let our tune or we have plenty of time to get better okay so you're strong with a modern and eventually would and orders were going to be what I thought I was going to keep our right all of the next to die with twenty the audio courtesy of M. S. G. Andre Drummond at twenty seven the Tony still hit all nine of the shots of this game with Detroit including six three pointers he scored twenty four the next next opponent Dallas that means a game against Christos for zinc
"sacramento kings" Discussed on KCBS All News
"The Sacramento Kings and the NBA launch an investigation into sex assault allegations against its new head coach. But is it too late to satisfy fans and tough talk from President Trump? He takes off the gloves after Joe Biden gets into the race for the White House. Good morning. I'm Larry Sharoni. CBS news covers the world next. When you need to know KCBS, AM, KF, RC FM and HD one San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, a radio dot com station. It's one o'clock. CBS news on the hour. Real news real reporting a Matt piper. It already looks to be a fight to the finish between President Trump. And Joe by the former vice president announcing in a video message yesterday that he is running for president in twenty twenty. Are in the barrel source measure, he becomes the twenty-first democrat to announce he aimed directly at President Trump on his response to the deadly clash between white supremacists. And counter protesters in Charlottesville Virginia in two thousand seventeen Mr. Trump with this response on Fox News. Been talking about the soul. I mean to Seoul, take a look at the Obama. You know, I heard somebody say before that there was such dissension and division. People forget there was tremendous division. Pull out this week has by leading President Trump by eight points under quarantine, a large number of staff and students at Los Angeles. Universities who may have been exposed to measles have to stay home. CBS's Carter Evans sur five confirmed cases of the.
"sacramento kings" Discussed on The Full 48
"Now, that's I can imagine those. I mean, I do it in my own career. You know, like, I think about that era that maybe I didn't properly appreciate what I was covering as I was interesting. Oh, I totally get you. And yeah, I like, I, you know, I it's it's a natural thing. And I'm working on some other stuff on the side to where I'm reflecting back on that era and of basketball and get I mean, it's the same like, I'll go I cringed stories I've written so right? I can only imagine if you're watching replays on YouTube that are there for the. I see. What are you doing? Yeah. All right before I let you go. Actually, I should bring up the one cringe worthy moment that I meant to ask you about you've versus Rick Fox at a preseason game. It was season. So again, folks, it's it's on YouTube actually comes up. It's like the first hit. If you do Doug Christie Rick Fox fight a preseason game. They brawled in a preseason game at Staples Center because that's what rivalries were actually backed or like back to the glorify violence. I read saying I don't want to be one of those guys who says it was better back in the day when everybody could beat up on each other. But it tits speak to the intensity of how much those teams hated each other. And it also spoke to this which was that the off the court you and Rick Fox or both like two of the best guys anybody could meet and the average fan of walked up to you. But on the court you for different Rick particular, Rick at a bit of an edge there. So the fight happens. You guys started to court, and then you run to the back hallway, and it continues in the in the back hallways of Staples. And your wife Jackie gets into it with her parse. Yeah. Yeah. What do you remember that, you know, oddly enough, I so like central New York, this is where I learned that toughness of the NBA because I was with Pat Riley with the Knicks and back. Remember, you'd get fined if you picked a teammate up or opponent up off the floor..
"sacramento kings" Discussed on The Full 48
"We're team was stacked. And you're right like when you said a few minutes ago that you guys don't really get the credit in retrospect, you probably deserve because you didn't have tattled behind it. But you guys went like I jotted down last night. I mean, it went a forty four wins and a first round loss to fifty five wins the next year and then swept by the Lakers in the second round sixty one and sixty one in a one zero two when you lose in the conference finals to them. And you guys were freaking good. You know, it's so the the second year when we. We were swept by them, which is your first year in we when we go sixty one. So you in competition. It's it's weird. Whether you win or lose sometimes doesn't mean what it would it mean to means. That's the finality. That's what the fancy, but when you competing, you know, you know, when you look across you know, and I think they knew we were better team. We didn't beat them. But in my opinion, we were better team. I think if they were honest with themselves, they would they would say as much because if you look at the this Amaki Walker game, I think that was game three is at the half court. He had to have for he didn't account and that was the derogatory shot at the end of the game. We think we are by twenty and a first quarter. I mean, just sheared domination. Just I mean, there's not it's old school basketball compared to this new school basketball, but we weren't able to to close the doors a lot of different reasons. In ways that the I sit around and still to this day because I studied basketball, so I try to figure out different things. But that's the one thing that that. I always that always say to myself is the you know because in different situations. I knew like manna team is really good. They're coming. But I always thought our team that particular team was better than than we just didn't win on paper. Doug. And I've said this before too, and I've written this you used to do those old in the newspapers you would always have for playoff matchups. Do you go up Severson center? You check the box who has the advantage would do by position. And then you would coach you do bench tangible. Check by shack. Check by Kobe. Check by Phil Jackson. He's fill every check would go to you guys and in Portland series. Every check went to Portland that wasn't shot Koby fill the Lakers. I mean, look that's supporting cast was phenomenal in the way they fit around. Those guys Rick Fox Robert ory, Fisher, Brian Shaw, those guys, but talent wise what you guys had him. Again, what Portland had reported part of to this depth and advantages at so many other positions. You're right. Like, I if somebody said the kings were the better team, though, they lost. I wouldn't argue it like it's a legit debate. Right. You guys were that good. All right. So tell me if I'm if I'm wrong to have this particular interpretation of things like obviously covering the Lakers back, then I'm covering more of their side of it. It doesn't it's not a bias. But it is when you're immersed in. It writes, a little you see more of the team that you're you're near everyday, right? Then the team. So I think my views could be colored a little bit by that again not. On. I don't care what the Lakers won or lost. If they lost. I get to go home earlier and take my vacation. In fact, you're one of that run..
"sacramento kings" Discussed on The Full 48
"Look, you mentioned the the sons, you know, they were the get it up and down shoot the three ball and a lot of things, but they never got past us. And when you we talk about Golden State Steve Kerr said his much to me, but they implemented in my opinion, three ball in a way, different fashion than we ever did. But if you watch them, they're always trying to get layups that was something similar that. We did especially when we played the Mavericks in the playoffs. We'd go in there practicing. They had banners on the wall. It said how many layups that we got because it made them that mad be. Because is coach career who is the great coach from from Princeton in one of our assistant coaches would always say, you know, watched the guy in front of you. He'll tell you what to do. And if he tells you go back door, go back door, son. And that's how you get a lot of layups when you got passing big guys meaning that every single person on our team could pass dribble shooting pivot, everyone now some in certain areas to a different extent. No one shot the ball like Pasia the post game and a pivot game of Latvian Chris was different than some of our guards. But everybody could do everything which changed the whole complexion of the game. He didn't see a lot of big is grab the rebound and take two or three dribbles to start to break. It was always you grabbed a ball to guard comes back. He gets the basketball. That's slows us now. Will if Chris grabbed a basketball and takes two dribbles needs saying don't wait Doug run by the time. He hits me I'm on top of the other guy. And now that leads to a trill jumps. For Chris or Vlada or whatever. So it was we I think we had understanding a Sports Illustrated cover probably help that and help people understand the greatest show on court. But it was mighty mighty about a fun. Yeah. No. And it was a blast to watch as well. And yes, the Sports Illustrated cover people should go back and read that one too because I I remember that that was the that that they captured you guys. Yes, they did. Was random thought I didn't get going through notes. Just like reminiscing. A while. I putting notes together about your air and everything else. Do we think? Plotting might be the last special time smoker to have played in the NBA. That's a good question. Right. Last time. I came across a player who actually like most likely. Yeah. I would say that's a I mean, it's all charter stink tion culture different era a lot of. Yeah. You could be right. Yeah. Most definitely. Yeah. He's not still as quick by. I don't know. That's a good question. I don't hang out with him. When I see I never did. Even even when we played I just remember because me, and blah they've been together since he was in the Lakers when I was rookies, right? Yes. I've known. Yeah. We go back a long time. You're disavow those kings teams not to dredge up bad memories. But I mean that we think of the Lakers being the dominant team of the because they won three in a row. So there are a dynasty. They won three in a row. That's legit. That's that's just how these things go. But I always bring up to people how close it was to being one instead of three because in year one of their therefore lampien ship. Yeah. They're down fifteen points in fourth quarter of game seven in the Western Conference finals to Portland amazing comeback. They absolutely of course, earned it. They win that one day roll year to and then your year Western Conference finals, obviously there's the much disputed disgust debated. Controversial game. Six with officiating issues, and it goes to game seven, and you guys have a chance in overtime of games. I mean, it goes to overtime at ARCO arena. So two things about that one was about had the the thin line between dynasty and just a title or maybe two instead of three because they could have easily lost that one. You guys could have easily been the one in the finals beaten up on the nets. But to it's how we perceive both the Portland team and your team because that Parlanti stacked..
"sacramento kings" Discussed on The Full 48
"So once I saw the formula for us to win. I was all in. I said, okay. This makes total sense to me. You know, I'm gonna guard the best point guard or I'm Bogarde the best two or three dead matter. Whoever it is. That's going to be my guy. You guys were I like our younger listeners here. You know, if you have if you don't if you didn't see the kings of that era, and you don't know about them like go find it on YouTube. You guys were the most enjoyable team of that era. I felt like covered shacking Kobe for seven years. And obviously, I watched a lot of really great basketball. Right. But you guys at that time were what we think of the warriors to an extent. Now, the Phoenix Suns of the mid to thousands. You guys were all about pace you're about the ball moving. You talked about, you know, see Weber or Vlada Byan, you know. You know in the high post and moving the ball, and that was a beautiful offense that was fun. And you guys the Lakers were the most team with you guys were the most enjoyable team of the air. Did you did you feel that did you know, it like this was like that you guys were it's funny because I look back your pace was definitely as high as I remember it relative to the rest of the league. I think he has led the league in pace. But I thought I remember you guys me more of a three point shooting team. And you guys actually turns out we're kind of middle of the pack. But you know, you guys would launch the pull up three which back then was still kind of shunned shot. Right. And that happened that I think probably more often with you guys than team was it as much fun as it was from the outside. Did you guys really? Did you cognizant of how different you words than the rest of league? A yeah. Actually, we were because when you travel with vodka divas pays covets and hito Turkoglu every city that you go in as like a rock band coming because they had a contingent of Turkish fans of. Serbian fans when we come to New York the upper bowl will be full in VI. I mean, just like, wow. You know, we pull out or pull in and they are lying on each side. So from that standpoint when you hit the floor, it was it was interesting mix all of a sudden the ball was star hopping around, and it was start moving in to kind of bring it to today as well as when I talked to people about the kings pace, I say there are many ways to play with pace one is to do it the way the kings are doing that is just a forced down because you have Lamborghini in the air and files, but you can also play with pace by the ball moving around. Meaning that Vlada wasn't the fastest guy running. Chris wasn't a fast guy run. But we played with pace because it's kind of like soccer like you make you make a pass. But then there's a quick second pass. And then the third passes the guy that was on the other side of court, but he's moving already. So there's a flow invive to it. But when we got out there on the floor. It was just it was it was special. It was something. And we what we would. Say is that the king show is coming down? And when it came to town a lot of people were excited to see an excited to watch. We don't get as much credit because we didn't win a championship. That's why I say, you know, Spurs with beautiful basketball. And I'm thinking come up, really, you know, I mean, add some great players. But the our style of basketball was the forefather of a lot of what we see dude..
"sacramento kings" Discussed on The Full 48
"But as a five as an environment, it was incredible. And the cowbells gave it its own unique sense to it. And so like, I I enjoyed that. I probably didn't enjoy in the moment. Right. But nostalgia. So so let's talk about back in the day a little bit before before. I let you go. You were acquired by the kings in two thousand writing the Lakers of just come off their first championship with shack and Kobe, and I remember there was a period of time when the Lakers had Shagged where initially all the Western Conference rivals were loading up on big because they needed extra fouls or guys who could just deal with him. Typically, right, right. And then there was a wave of teams, grabbing what was we didn't call. There was no sitting no such thing as three and d back then like that wasn't a term, right. But that's kind of what it was. So the Spurs gotta go out and get Boeing, and I think that's when the blazers got Ruben Patterson and kings, get you do did you was that the inter standing when you got there like we need somebody who can who can deal with Kobe, Brian not stop. There's only the only Kobe stopper, Ruben Patterson and Patterson, but that was you had some battles. And that was that was kind of your your job for for a lot of obviously not the whole season. But did you think that was a big part of of your acquisition? You know? You no to be honest with you. I I kind of in. This was the this is that goes back to the thing that we're talking about about the vibe and understanding I could score the basketball. But as I as I sat back, and I looked at our team. I said that's not really what we need. We'll need it on nights offense. Exactly. So, you know, some nice I get thirty so nice. I'd get twenty most nights at get about sixteen points. But where I would use the most is I would say, okay, I'm gonna lock up my guy, whichever it's going to be two or three on defensive in in in a lot of times. Once we got Mike. I'm also run offense. So on offense sometimes arrest that was that was, you know, take bring the ball down. Go through a little something passed the ball. You know, set a handout dribble. Handoff her. And so it was. Wasn't understood in that way. But it was understood for me because all I wanna do is win..
"sacramento kings" Discussed on The Full 48
"Make sure you subscribe to stick to football in the Bleacher report app or download and subscribe on apple podcasts or wherever you get your shows that stick to football from Bleacher report. They have not been to new arena yet. I know it's already been a couple of years given by northern California roots at sits it's sad that I still have not been back there. I gotta get there are the cowbells back. No. They are not, you know. That's funny. How? They they have app now for a cow Bill. They've Akao Bill. I don't personally have it. But I've seen it. And no. But you know, what I think that's going to happen. You'll hear couple here there. But nothing like I mean, we haven't even in. This is what I tell them that these young guys want to talk to them. It's like, you don't really know yet. You're getting close. I I don't remember the game. But the other night, I I wasn't on because Jerry Reynolds who took over the job the legend. Yes. The legend himself. He does ten home games. So I went back to my old job. And I was doing pre imposed on television. And I sit up on perch at the main entrance, and I can kind of look down bird's eye view over the floor. And I don't remember the game. But there was a bucket a steel embody. He'll get ready to shoot at three. And I went oh boy. Oh, boy, I could feel it. They were just on the press. Of just absolute they were gonna explode. He missed the shot. And I said to myself because Jamestown was sitting next to me who is the kings inside or and I said did you feel there? And he was like, wow. Yeah. It's it's not there yet. They're getting near the learning how to use the building because that's another thing of young team. They don't know quite how to how do we use our fan base? How how how do they help us? And that's a that's a thing as well. It's a it's a small thing. But for the team, it's a huge thing. And it when that happens, in my opinion, I think the cow Bill comes back. Hold on the there's a cow bell app. I only read there's an app China. Also know it's like so what I o. Oh, you know, what I saw is someone with their phone, and there's a picture of a cowboy, and when you know when you shake the phone or or. Yeah. E pivoted like cow Bill. Yeah. Yeah. I believe that a kings fan actually invented that. It's not just like some farmer in. That's too disrespectful for me, there certain things that you just don't you? Okay. You don't go over the cowbell. That's one thing you, you gotta go, and you gotta buy your cow Bill, and you gotta bring it defense. Technology's great it is. I know that the phone is a lot less heavy than actual cowbell. Those things are heavy doesn't matter. You got to gotta to bring it back in the day. When you guys were at you peak and Arca was rocking. And those cowbells were out the average fan the viewers hearing them on TV, right? Yeah. That's how they're hearing. It. Maybe there's a shot, you know, ESPN cameras are NBC cameras probably turning them showing them. Here's what people didn't realize the biggest contingent of people with cowbells were the ones who were sitting behind the visitors bench. Yes. And the media seating at that time for the visiting media was right next to the visitor's benched. Right. So when they were all leaning forward as of noxious Lee as possible try to rattle the Lakers with their cowbells knows. That was over my head. Yeah. Yeah. So we got the full effect of it. And it was like it's annoying up there to to work. But, but it was awesome. It was there was there was nothing else. Like in the league. They're allowed crowds Portland back in the day. The rose garden rocked. Utah rocked Seattle the garden, of course, there there are places that you knew where the loudest arenas, but ARCO had a unique feel partially because it was a Bandbox this tiny as old arena. Like be this be clear as a facility it was pretty poor..
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"When you're trying to explain to people where the hell this season came from because nobody saw this coming what he saw the kings contending for the soon, even people were high on deer and FOX I think people were there were some promise in his rookie year. Even if people liked Bagley, and that was actually a controversial choice given other possibilities on the board. I'm even people like buddy, he'll whatever people liked about the kings. Nobody could see that. This thing was going to cut a congealed into into this. When you look at where they are. Now was there point in the season where you thought all right? This is for real like I like a month in. It's like, oh, this is nice. But you expect him to fade they've hung in this whole time. What is it that is has made this a defining kind of breakthrough season for them? And and when did you recognize that it was it was real and sustainable, you know, for me Howard? I recognized early on you know, when we were pronounced Keeton and talking about the season. I said. This is probably around the time two kings need to start trending towards forty people are like quad or forty wins. Yeah. Forty wins. And they're like what you know biggest has about twenty five and a half some of the people around here think we're only gonna win sixteen. We just got beat by Golden State Warriors in preseason Christie. You're crazy. But being our team when I played with Lada impatient. All those guys was and makes and people didn't see that happening. But what you threw the ball out there. You say, oh, okay. I get it. And I saw something similar in my opinion with this team, obviously lot leading and understanding and the talent base. I'm a big earn FOX guy. And I think that into days basketball, the point guard is like it's huge because if you think about the point ours and Western Conference, you about some of these point guards in Eastern Conference kyri got Steph, you've got I mean, you can just keep going down the line and the one thing about the earned. Fox's he plays both into the floor. You pair that with Bogue novel. None of it's it can shoot the ball high leverage situations from winning in Europe, but he healed in incredible shooter. And I was really high are Marvin Bagley because I think that he is one of those players that you don't know what he can be. He's six ten he's athletic as anyone in the NBA. He can dribble a little bit you can shoot it a little bit. You put it in a block. Either hand incredibly beautiful, touch and his motor is is first class. So with all that being said. Probably right after ten games for me personally died early in the reason is I was standing out. I can remember the moment. And I'm standing there with grant. And you know, how we do our hits before the game were standing there waiting to go on. And I always look at one end of the court now watch guys warm up, and then I look at the other court, and I kept saying to him I'm going we could be distinct because as a player, you're going through the layup lines, and I would look down, and I'm like, okay kinda see some matchups in. Yeah. All right. We got this now with the kings, wouldn't wow was playing. It was different. We felt that way every single time on course. But and then we would start playing in the style of basketball lend to the fact where you would see guy start grabbing their shorts in in. Like, he's guys are tired like, okay. We could actually beat this team in it. It was a consistent narrative that started happening. And I think. Probably grandma always says after about twenty twenty five games for him. He realizes if a team is real or not. And I think that it even took people probably another ten probably after about thirty games for for me. I was personally..
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"And if you think about it the earned FOX was in highschool fantastic high school player in Texas. And then he goes to Kentucky. He's a very months that's pretty much what he's at Kentucky for incredible environment. Probably more fans in the stands and most NBA cities, but in CA run in an asset and he's into into the NBA. So what it took for him to get to that level was a lot of it was his hard work. But a lot of it is also God given talent meaning that in highschool. He's able to dominate because he's faster in I've been in that situation more athletic. I'm just crushing guys. Just because of that. Now, I'm also good. I got skills. Then you make it to college in something. Similar for him. And Marvin Bagley similar. He was able to bulldog and take people. In the post inches dominate them. And he did that in high school. He did that in college. He gets to the NBA. But a guy who six six who understands leverage who doesn't way as much as him. He's not able to move them the same way. So now he has to understand reverse pivots in different things like that. And it's a process of understanding in. It's also the MBA guys coming in earlier in the fundamentals not being fully developed, in my opinion, that is something that you have to go through. Also, you take into consideration away that the kings play. They play extremely fast the pace of the game is very quick. So some of the chace that you would settle for early on when it's a high leverage moment. It's not that you don't shoot them. It's maybe you create that shot as opposed to taking net shot and the difference in that is ACA walk into three pointer or I could dribble drive create help. Now, someone gets a wide open three pointer. It's a small difference. But in the NBA. That's the difference in winning and losing in being elite team in being a youthful team and understanding time and score. And that's that gap. They still have to kind of bridge. Right. That's the next step is not just winning on their talents or on their chemistry, which I think is fantastic. So you can see this as a team with really good chemistry. But that they've got to actually understand like certain fundamentals and dealing with teams that that really know how to take away their straits. And with that being said our dis guys are learning so fast. That's why I got really good kid. Incredible incredible talent DR in is is learning net. Fast in Marvin is learning fast. And I use those two because last year like in a preseason deer and goes up in. He goes to the basket normally probably like he would and he gets hit. And he lands on his back, and I never seen that happen to a McGinn in reason is he understood that now I have to go in at an angle that when I hit somebody at squares. Me up and I land how I wanna land. And I just it blew me away because I said to myself. Wow, that's on the job training. And I said the same thing for Marvin Bagley we played after his injury. We played the Golden State Warriors right after the break. He gets the ball first possession. Andrea Dallas strip second time. He gets it. A Kevin Durant strip second third time. Kevin Durant strip fourth time. Kevin Durant strip the fifth time that he gets the basketball he reversed pivot. He sees. Kevin Durant arms goes underneath them draws a foul and goes to the free throw line and Kevin starts to laugh, and he walks up to him in pats on the chest. And I said to myself like for just the Laban fan. You don't realize what you just witness us witness at this level? This is the highest level of basketball in this is the best team in basketball, a young kid who is just bursting with talent. And learn right before your eyes..
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"But as you arrive in New York for the start of what could be very critical and difficult road trip for these guys. They're five hundred I think three games back in the loss column from a playoff spot that a couple of weeks ago was looking pretty good, right? How you feeling right now about what you're seeing from this kings team and their potential to end this very long drought. You know, it's going to it's going to be tough. It's going to be close more than anything. What I've been saying because you know, grant Napier who. Who is the play by play for the kings? We do a radio show as well from three to seven weekdays. And when I'm talking to the fans or when they call in and we talk about the kings. What I say is listen to the kings are probably year ahead of where they're supposed to be. And if they make the playoffs that would put them two years ahead of where they're supposed to be the fans are like, oh, why don't understand? And I'm saying there's a it's a learning curve that you have to go through in sometimes it's very painful. So when I look at the kings this year, a lot of the losses are painful losses. But they are also it's necessary for them to understand the sense of urgency that goes into being ready at the beginning of the game closing quarters starting this third quarter with the bang and not a kind of falling into it. And those are painful losses that sometimes the other night versus the Boston Celtics. It comes down. And Gordon Hayward hits a big shot and then buddy hits three. Free throws end up hitting the game winner in the game's over and you walk away going. Oh my God. How did that? And then you lose to the Phoenix Suns. So I think that it's it's still a possibility, but they're going to have to play to a level that they haven't played or if they have played it's been sporadic. They played sometimes up to the level of their competition, minus two versus the Denver Nuggets right before the all star break, minus two versus goes day. Warriors coming out of all state all-star break, then beating okay see right after that. That's a level that they can play to but to play their consistently is difficult. Yeah. And this is one of those kind of immutable laws of the NBA, Doug. And I say this all the time to to fans, and it's something I learned over time of covering this league. The youth thing it matters that the experience it matters in a few weeks ago before the Lakers just completely face planted. One of the reasons I was still bullish on the making the playoffs. I said listen the teams ahead of them the clippers traded away their best player Tobias Harris. Maybe they're not try try-. They're certainly trying on the court, but structurally, they weren't. And I said in the king's nothing against them. This is not a knock at all young. They're really young. They've never been in this position before and it wouldn't surprise me as a young team if they faded and that wasn't a criticism. It's just this is one of the immutable laws of the NBA. And it it comes into play in the playoffs. When you're having experience versus inexperience tell me you've went through this as a player, you a young player once and then an older player working with younger players isn't just about the pressure of it or not having been in situations. Like when you see this team start to falter here at a key time when yes, it's right there, the playoff berth is right there for the taking what are you seeing happening with youth in that pressure? Cooker, you know. When you talk about you give you a couple of examples, for instance, during FOX's now in his second year..
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"The sports leader yeah grand napier is gonna join us at the bottom of the next hour he's the voice of the sacramento kings babysat new york in him but he's not afraid to say stuff and even the demarcus cousins thing when it was a little bit touchy krant was of course maybe he was getting his cue from the kings but hey he's got to go he's got to go you know you don't normally hear play by play guys get that vocal but he's a he's very he's very worrying oh yeah no i mean i i in turn form when i was at sac state and great guy and we've maintained a good friendship through the years and and we've never worked together but you know i've always admired his work and we'll see what sacramento's gonna do you know they're there there were pictures of avec and vlada and page with lucas don sich who is rumored to be the second pick in the draft potentially to sacramento but then in the last let's say i don't know twenty four to forty eight hours it seems like there's a lot of news coming out of sacramento that bag lease going to be the pick and then i just read this morning that it sounds like it's down to they're gonna pick bagley at two or trade back attempt to trade back for michael porter jr the missouri kid who who's got great talent you compares himself to k d which always got to wonder he's a great shooter there's no question he's a six ten guy with us you know he was considered to be the top player in his high school class but he was heard all year and the nba it's like when you see guy that's been hurt all year here at and he hasn't played at the collegiate level i mean if you're looking at the nba the nba is like a cross country drive you got pre season you've got regular season you got a month postseason you're gonna play somewhere in the neighborhood of one hundred game so i'm always leery of anybody who's got foot ankle knee hip you know that you've you have issues that are upper body and now you're going to be running this marathon on a hardwood floor for the next few years what are the odds that michael porter can stay healthy for one hundred games when he could only get on the floor for what two or three missouri the chairman that i would stay away when we evaluate when we valuate talent you know you'll go well he's a good shooter always a good defender all look at his wingspan and all that that show but yeah exactly that maybe there should be something and i'm sure it is among the the guys who really count but that you've gotta talk about you know is this guy strong enough because how many guys it's a good one two how many guys go into a career i'm thinking that sam bowie member start started career where you're coming from an inch an injury and then you start and they all of a sudden now i'm healthy all the time i i'm sure it doesn't happen i mean no i mean i can think another hollywood are you to san i remember sam i mean he he had he was fragile i mean you could see that he was talented but two years in kentucky with broken legs yeah you're going gonna play one hundred games and log the kind of mansa these guys play you better have healthy feet healthy ankles healthy bones you know what i mean to me that's that's significant i saw a recent story on this bowie that's kind of interesting first off he says not a day goes by in his life that somebody he said i can be any place and they'll say jeez why did they take you instead of michael jordan you know because he i think allies yuan was first bowie and then jordan right it's a rough thing the rest of your life.
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"Have traditionally kinda gone out on a limb when it comes to social issues we've come a long way from michael jordan and republicans buy shoes to which by the way is completely apocryphal story but i i the sentiment is very is very michael jordan but i mean if you think about i go back to the miami heat when lebron and dwayne wade and chris bosh all sent out that photo of hoodies after the trayvon martin killing you know nba players are willing to put themselves out there in that way jimmy they're willing to put themselves out there but i think there's also a sense that in a lot of cases the ownership and certainly the commissioner of the nba both under david stern and now the current commissioner i think the thing that that overall is lacking i think i said earlier is is like compassion in this case here with the with the sacramento kings it isn't about whether who's right who's wrong police versus whatever it's not about you know a rush to judgment it's simply saying we're sorry it happened we are going to do everything to comfort those who needed during this time and proactively try to find a solution and i think if you convey that and that is conveyed from the top down so that the people who have the power have the influence set that as a tone as an example then i think then it filters down if you have the top going we don't like that if you're you know you're thugs or your you know your thug for you're protesting the anthem year so now you're going against a you know military veterans in your against whatever where there's this kind of separatist mentality and people are going no that's not what we're doing can we get back to the real narrative which.
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"Educationally um over receiving federal funding thin assistant were speaking with the legendary nancy lieberman members basketball hall of fame in assistant coach with the sacramento kings these days nancy at the college level for women in best ball well what you'll eat is it is it tough for women to get jobs coaching the women's teams or or we're are the demographics now is is maledominated femaledominated who who is getting these big high paying jobs now that women's basketball the collegiate level is become pretty main street well it another great question most of those jobs are going to mammals so if you're a female coaching somewhere and you you get let go you can either go possibly to annul thirteen high school or the wnba if you're a male coaching in the nba and you get like oh you can coach wnba even coach of women's college basketball you can coach women's high school basketball so you have twice as many opportunities to rebound and a to recycle yourself and then the last time prime um that i look i believe that like there was forty one and forty two percent of you know uh coaches were just women and you know male athletes were still receiving a hundred and thirty five million more dollars than female athletes in college athletic each year so and and you know title nine is based on proportionality you know so if there's fifty pre fifty three percent um female student body on the aggregate at your school that's how federal funding to be a divvied up uh according to the you know fifty three percent forty seven uh for males but that's not what has happened and comply and has been very difficult and and again that falls under the responsibility of the office of civil rights uh and the department of education you know maybe even you know you talked about you know title nine n and the legislature and ankle by advocating compliance fiddle in your me oh title nine is not an opinion.