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History of the Sacramento Kings, 1985-????

5:43 PM, Apr 12, 2011   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO, CA - For the past 26 years the Sacramento Kings did more than just play basketball.

The franchise injected pride into the community and put the city of Sacramento on the map. 

With the Kings potential move to Anaheim, here's a look at some of the great moments the Kings brought to the Capitol City:

  • 4/16/85 - David Stern announces Kings more to Sacramento
  • 10/25/85 - Kings opening night at ARCO Arena 1
  • 4/22/86 - Kings reach playoffs, lose to Houston Rockets
  • 4/22/88 - New ARCO Arena opens
  • 6/27/89 - Pervis Ellison selected #1 overall in NBA Draft by Kings
  • 8/14/89 - Kings guard Ricky Berry committs suicide
  • 11/1/91- Mitch Richmond traded to Sacramento.
  • 12/12/93 - Kings guard Bobby Hurley in near fatal car accident
  • 6/1/94 - Geoff Petrie signed as President of Basketball Ops.
  • 5/14/98 - Kings trade for Chris Webber
  • 6/24/98 - Jason Williams selected 7th overall in NBA Draft 
  • 9/17/98 - Rick Adelman hired as Head Coach
  • 1/15/99 - Maloof family purchases controling interest in Kings
  • 1/22/99 - Vlade Divac signs with Kings
  • 5/7/99 - NBA Board of Governors approve sale of Kings to Maloofs
  • 1/27/01 - Chris Webber signs 7-year $123 Million dollar deal
  • 2/19/01 - Kings Appear on cover of Sports Illustrated
  • 5/2/01 - Kings win first playoff series against the Phoenix Suns
  • 6/27/01 - Kings trade for Mike Bibby
  • 5/18/02 - Kings face Lakers in Western Confernce Champ.
  • 5/26/02 - Robert Horry hits game winning shot in Game Four
  • 6/02/02 - Kings lose to Lakers in Western Conference Champ.
  • 5/08/03 - Chris Webber injures knee against Dallas in playoffs
  • 12/5/03 - Mitch Richmond Jersey Retirement
  • 2/23/05 - Kings trade Chris Webber
  • 1/25/06 - Peja Stojakovic traded for Ron Artest
  • 5/05/06 - Kings last playoff appearance lose to Spurs (5-games)
  • 6/2/06 - Eric Musselman hired as Head Coach
  • 6/19/07 - Reggie Theus hired as Head Coach
  • 6/09/09 - Paul Westphal hired as Head Coach
  • 2/6/08 - Kings retire Chris Webber's jersey
  • 3/31/08 - Kings retire Vlade Divac's jersey
  • 6/25/09 - Tyreke Evans selected 4th overall in the NBA Draft
  • 6/24/10 - DeMarcus Cousins selected 5th overall in the NBA Draft

Written by Ryan Yamamoto, RYamamoto@news10.net     Twitter: @RYamamotoNews10

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