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Stern on The Herd Today


Around 8:40am mark, says Kings situation will be "definitively" finished at end of 1st week of May, beginning of the 2nd week of May. Says there have a complex constitutional procedure they need to abide by (7 day committee period and then BOG).

Qualcomm improving stadium experience


Looking forward to Jacobs using Qualcomm Arena (nee Sac ESC) as a testbed for the latest in high-tech in-arena amenities!

Inaugural Sac Sports Hall of Fame inductees


They are going to run out of nominees fast. Over/under on when Matt Barnes is nominated, 3 yrs?

Kings business operations actually uses modern tech


The Kings apparently are a high-profile customer of a marketing automation company called Eloqua, now acquired by Oracle. Marketing automation software helps simplify understanding how marketing efforts (websites, emails, ads) lead to sales, most likely ticket sales in the case of the Kings. Interesting that they can be on the cutting edge of enterprise tech and afford to pay a per-seat license for this cloud software but can let the team shop website go down for days. Alternative theory: Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle, wants to get a better look at Kings sales financials in case he wants to make a bid and move the Kings to San Jose. Now, if only basketball operations could follow the lead and use advanced bball stats analytics.

Shareef sighting


"scouting" the cal-unlv game, potentially: Anthony Bennett (Fr PF, UNLV) Allen Crabbe (Jr SG, Cal)

CWebb Auto: "The Black Forrest Gum'"

+ Honestly, I would expect everything from your time with the Fab Five to [booster] Ed Martin to how you felt about leaving Sacramento. Listen, you've lived a pretty fascinating life, from dating Tyra Banks to being a broadcaster. If it's a real, honest memoir, I would expect all that stuff to be in there. Webber: That's cool. Thank you for that. From a guy perspective, you want to know. But that last thing you said is right. If you are going to write a book, you have to write the book. ... So I would have to say all of them should [be in the book]. They should, right? They should, yeah.

Tyreke'in at SF Pro-Am


Tyreke'in at SF Pro-Am

Kings Career Fair Mon 11-2


Let me guess- all sales jobs are contractors with no benefits or hope for long-term employment. Someone from StR should swing by and ask.

Forbes: River Cats Most Valuable Minor League Team


#thinkbig Insert your own wisecrack about the local NBA team owner and how they've increased the value of the franchise

Sam Smith @ Tyreke for Deng?


".. Deng’s value is generally considered less because he could miss part of the start of next season. Trade him to the Kings for Tyreke Evans, who they’re trying to make a small forward on the way to pushing him out the door, and who knows how long Deng would want to recuperate? I know I’d take my time before reporting to Sacramento."

Grant Napear enjoys LA Live; tweet-ponders Sac equivalent


great minds think alike. well, greater minds thought of it in nov '10. thank goodness for KJ. will Napear ever actually break rank and criticize the Maloofs? this may be closest thing to it we'll see.

WWD: Adrienne Maloof describes self as lead marketer of Kings


- "[Adrienne is] the lead marketer of her family’s 150-year-old business, which employs 5,000 people through its various properties including the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, the Sacramento Kings and The Maloof Money Cup..." - Has "a personal wealth pegged at $300 million..." Will she take credit for the return of the black unis?

Jimmer and Rubio previewed by Ric Bucher on The Herd


(about 3min in) Jimmer: "2 for 5 from 3pt range. That's about it" Rubio: "the Passing version of Steph Curry"

Bobby Jackson hired as Kings Assistant Coach


is he replacing Cousins's babysitter from last yr?

Injured Whiteside Making Progress


Westphal: "... Outside of Jimmer, I don’t anticipate any of [the rookies or Whiteside] playing major minutes."

LV Sun: Maloofs book Pauly D as Palms resident DJ


I only post this to make the comparison that the Maloofs drafting Jimmer is the basketball equivalent of them hiring Pauly D as their house DJ. Marketability trumps talent these days for the Maloofs.

Gavin on Sports Business Radio


he's finally nailed down those talking points

If MLB can take over Dodgers, why can't NBA take over Kings?


Anaheim Royals it is!


looked up - was reg back in Feb egistrant: Domains by Proxy, Inc. 15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353 Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 United States Registered through:, Inc. ( Domain Name: ANAHEIMROYALS.COM Created on: 23-Feb-11 Expires on: 23-Feb-12 Last Updated on: 23-Feb-11

Mayor KJ spotted at LA Live!


Small tidbit from a friend who works for AEG- Mayor KJ was spotted today touring the LA Live/Staples Arena complex with Tim Leiweke. Could AEG be interested in helping us build a Sacramento Live entertainment/hotel/retail complex with a new arena, to revitalize downtown? They've done it before. Small news, but so was word that a Maloof went up to Seattle. If the Kings eventually leave Sacramento, it won't be because of a lack of Mayor KJ's effort.

howard-cooper a '02 kings-laker conspiracy-denier


i understand that journalistic bias is never a good thing for a sports reporter, but denying that the calls favored the lakers and using a total foul count tally as your reasoning is absurd. of course, anyone who now writes for probably has to pour the kool-aid around.

DraftExpress: Evans not in game shape?


Givorny observes at a pickup game. apparently later delivers wins for his squad.

Jim Gray, finger-pointer


Jim Gray continues his excellent summer of continued professionalism and integrity with an incident with Corey Pavin. great hire for maloofs

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