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NBPA To File Grievance Against Kings For Voiding Mbah a Moute's Contract

The NBPA is filing a grievance against the Sacramento Kings, challenging the legitimacy of the franchise’s voiding of free-agent forward Luc Mbah a Moute’s contract over an alleged failed medical physical, according to sources. The NBPA is planning to file the grievance to the NBA early next week. Mbah a Moute has been meeting with NBPA executive director Michele Roberts in Johannesburg...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nancy Lieberman Hired By Kings As Second Female NBA Assistant Coach

SAN FRANCISCO — New Sacramento Kings assistant Nancy Lieberman recalls a conversation with Pat Riley a couple of years back when she explained to the Miami Heat executive how much she wanted to keep coaching at basketball’s highest level. “When I said to him, `You know, I really would like to coach,’ and he said, `You would?’ and he goes, `Nancy...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lieberman hired by Kings as NBA's second female assistant coach

  New Sacramento Kings assistant Nancy Lieberman recalls a conversation with Pat Riley a couple of years back when she explained to the Miami Heat executive how much she wanted to keep coaching at basketball's highest level. ''When I said to him, `You know, I really would like to coach,' and he said, `You would?' and he goes, `Nancy, if you want something you have to tell people...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings to Hire Nancy Leiberman as Assistant Coach

In the past few months, we’ve seen a paradigm shift in male team sports. Woman have broken into the professional coaching ranks and there is no end in sight. This is a good thing. The Sacramento Kings are expected to […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
2 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Nancy Lieberman to become a Kings assistant coach

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A person with knowledge of the decision says Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman has agreed to become an assistant coach with the Sacramento Kings, joining Becky Hammon of the San Antonio Spurs as another female NBA assistant coach. The Kings were expected to make a formal announcement later Friday, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nancy Lieberman Hired as Kings Assistant Coach

A photo posted by hoopedup (@hoopedup) on Jul 31, 2015 at 9:41am PDT Hall of Fame inductee and women’s basketball legend Nancy Lieberman has been hired by the Sacramento Kings have hired Nancy Lieberman as an assistant coach. Honored to be a Sacramento King. Thanks Mark https://t.co/qNhp7mKy7Y — Nancy Lieberman (@NancyLieberman) July 31, 2015 “Definitely I’m...
Via Hooped Up
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings set to make Lieberman NBA’s second female coach

The Sacramento Kings have been in the headlines a lot this offseason, mostly for the wrong reasons. But here is one move they are definitely getting right. According to a report on Wednesday by Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee, the team is expected to add Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman to their coaching...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings To Hire Nancy Lieberman As Assistant Coach

The Sacramento Kings are expected to hire Nancy Lieberman as an assistant coach. Vlade Divac will formally offer the job to Lieberman next week and she plans to accept it. Lieberman is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and coached previously in the D-League.
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves sign Andre Miller

Playing 16 years in the NBA is, in a word, sweet, but for Andre Miller, seventeen years would be a more satisfying ending. Apparently, the Minnesota Timberwolves feel the same way. In a message relayed by his agent to the Associated Press, Miller has agreed to play for the Minnesota Timberwolves on a one-year deal worth the veteran’s minimum. While the addition of Miller brings...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How should the Sacramento Kings fill their last roster spot?

Seth Curry After signing Seth Curry, Duje Dukan and Quincy Acy, the Sacramento Kings have 16 total players on their roster, 14 of which have guaranteed contracts. David Stockton and Eric Moreland are the two players who have non-guaranteed contracts. This means the Kings have one roster spot open. Stockton and Moreland are on the roster, but they Kings do not have to pay them until...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Miller, Wolves Agree Upon Deal

Andre Miller has reached agreement with the Minnesota Timberwolves on a deal, league sources told RealGM. Miller finished last season with the Sacramento Kings where he averaged 5.7 points and 4.7 assists in 20.7 minutes per game. Miller is entering his 17th season in the NBA and turned 39 in March.
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings Waiving Eric Moreland

The Sacramento Kings are releasing forward Eric Moreland, league sources told RealGM. Moreland’s contract guarantee date is on Saturday, and the Kings’ front office eventually deemed his game too similar to rookie Willie Cauley-Stein. As a free agent, Moreland is expected to receive firm interest around the NBA. At 6-foot-10, Moreland has strong finishing ability and activity...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: The Kings spend a spa day at the Dead Sea

Omri Casspi is currently leading a contingent of NBA players through Israel, and included inside that group is a bunch of Kings. Apparently, they decided to have a spa day at the Dead Sea while there. This is what we can only assume is Casspi and a muddied up DeMarcus Cousins:Oh, and Iman Shumpert, who's also on the trip, got in on the fun:I guess the Kings are working on how to...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings extend offer of front-office job to Peja Stojakovic

The Kings front office is still in flux. Dean Oliver is out. Jason Levien is weirdly consulting (watch out for that, by the by considering Vlade Divac got pretty much the same gig before owner Vivek Ranadive forced Pete D'Alessandro out with a demotion and a Divac full-time hire). Now, Vlade is extending an offer to one of his buddies. From ESPN's Marc Stein:We shouldn't have been...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Second Coming of Curry: Why Seth Curry has a Chance to Stick with the Sacramento Kings

Seth Curry’s last name by itself should be enough for the 24-year-old baller to get a shot in the NBA. His brother, Steph, is the league’s reigning MVP and catalyst for the world champion Golden State Warriors. His father, Dell, played 16 NBA seasons and made more than 40 percent of his three-point shot attempts over that span. However, the name wasn’t enough until the skills...
Via Standing O Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings Part Ways With Dean Oliver

The Sacramento Kings have parted ways with Dean Oliver. Oliver is one of basketball's foremost experts on analytics and was Director of Player Personnel. Oliver had multiple years remaining on his contract. Divac has told confidants that he is strongly opposed to the use of analytics in evaluating players.
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Willie Cauley-Stein best highlights from 2015 Summer League

As the Sacramento Kings continue their interesting offseason, rookie Willie Cauley-Stein had a pretty impressive start to his career at Summer League. During the Summer League, Willie averaged over eleven points, grabbed over five rebounds, and blocked over two shots per game. For some of his best highlights from the Summer League, check out the below video: *** Cauley-Stein Summer...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Vlade Divac is 'strongly opposed' to analytics

Basketball is in the middle of a statistical revolution in the same way baseball was when “Moneyball” came out over 10 years ago. Many teams are now prominently using analytics to evaluate teams and players and help them gain a better understanding of successful strategies. One person who hasn’t quite joined the revolution is Vlade...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings: Is there room for Seth Curry and Quincy Acy?

Quincy Acy and Rajon Rondo with their former teams. It has been a busy offseason for the Sacramento Kings. They have made a lot of changes thus far. The Kings will have a very different roster going into the 2015-’16 season. They have signed some notable names this offseason as opposed to the players they let go. They have been signing players left and right as their roster continues...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings Offer Peja Stojakovic Role In Front Office

The Sacramento Kings have offered Peja Stojakovic a full-time position in their front office, according to sources. Vlade Divac has reportedly asked Stojakovic to leave Europe and join the Kings in a player personnel role. Stojakovic's No. 16 jersey was retired by the Kings in December. He attended summer league in Las Vegas with the Kings in a consulting role to Divac earlier this...
Via RealGM
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Offseason Analysis: Sacramento Kings

A team desperate to turn things around, the Sacramento Kings gambled this offseason on moves that could pay off if things go right. Coming into the offseason The Sacramento Kings were without a doubt the most confusing team and were, to an extent, a laughing stock. From DeMarcus Cousins indirecting George Karl over social media to Vlade Divac playing down the rift, the Kings soap...
Via The Lottery Mafia
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Missing Rings: The 2002 Sacramento Kings

Background: After a 55 win season in 2001 the Sacramento Kings looked to take the next big leap and bring home a Championship to the City of Trees. Yet after a season that saw them swept by their hated in state rivals the Los Angeles Lakers four games to none in the semifinals, GM Geoff Petrie shook up the core of the team’s foundation in the off season. Petrie would trade fan...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings announce Caron Butler's signing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) The Sacramento Kings have signed veteran forward Caron Butler. The Kings announced Butler's signing Thursday. The deal is for two years and $3 million, with a player option in the second season. Butler averaged 5.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 20.8 minutes with Detroit last season. The 35-year-old Butler has averaged 14.3 points and 5.1 rebounds in his 13-year...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings: Seth Curry Signing Grade

(March 30, 2013 – Source: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images North America) By Tashan Reed: Lead Writer at Hoopstuff… The Sacramento Kings have agreed to a 2 year, $2 million dollar contract with Summer League star Seth Curry. The deal includes a player option for year two, allowing Curry to opt out and pursue more money after the 2015-16 season if he so chooses. Curry broke out in...
Via HoopStuff
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings: Should Rudy Gay start at power forward?

Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins There have been talks coming from the Sacramento Kings’ camp about Rudy Gay starting, or at least playing more at the power forward position. Starting a stretch four seems to be the new trend in the NBA nowadays. Stretch fours may be undersized, but they have been highly effective. Today’s style of basketball revolves around high tempo offenses...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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