Sacramento Kings WiretapSacramento Kings Wiretap

Darren Collison Arrested On Domestic Violence Charge

May 31, 2016 7:31 PM

Darren Collison was arrested for an alleged domestic violence incident over Memorial Day weekend with his wife.

Collison was arrested on Monday afternoon after deputies responded to a report from a woman who said she was being assaulted inside a Granite Bay home.

Collison signed with the Kings in 2014.

"We've been made aware of the situation," wrote the Kings in a statement. "The Sacramento Kings condemn violence of any kind. We are gathering additional information and once the facts are known we will take the appropriate steps."

CBS Sacramento

Tags: Darren Collison, Sacramento Kings, NBA

Discuss Buy Tickets
Cost Of New Kings' Arena Jumps From $447M To $534.6M

May 24, 2016 11:51 AM

The cost of building the Sacramento Kings' new arena, the Golden 1 Center, has jumped an additional $16 million, bringing the current price tag to $534.6 million.

The city's subsidy is capped at $255 million and the owners of the Kings have been taking care of most of the cost increases themselves. The latest increase will be picked up by corporate partners expected to play roles in operating the facility.

“The number reflects previously planned enhancements to the project and cost exposures ultimately borne by various partners,” Kings President Chris Granger said in a prepared statement.

The arena was initially expected to cost $447 million.

Dale Kasler/Sacramento Bee

Tags: Sacramento Kings, NBA

Discuss Buy Tickets
Kings Won't Get Into Bidding War On Rajon Rondo

May 18, 2016 11:23 AM

The Sacramento Kings are prepared to not engage in a bidding war to keep Rajon Rondo.

Rondo had a return to form after signing a make good contract with the Kings, but they still finished outside of the playoffs.

The Kings have hired Dave Joerger to replace George Karl as head coach.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

Tags: Rajon Rondo, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Discuss Buy Tickets
76ers Win Lottery, Lakers Get 2nd Pick, Celtics 3rd

May 17, 2016 8:22 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have won the NBA Draft Lottery while the Los Angeles Lakers get to keep their pick at No. 2 and the Boston Celtics will draft third.

For the second straight season, the team with the worst record in the NBA won the lottery after the Wolves won it in 2015. The NBA had 10 straight seasons of a team moving up before Minnesota.

1. Philadelphia 76ers

2. Los Angeles Lakers

3. Boston Celtics (from Brooklyn)

4. Phoenix Suns

5. Minnesota Timberwolves 

6. New Orleans Pelicans 

7. Denver Nuggets (swap with Knicks)

8. Sacramento Kings 

9. Toronto Raptors (from Knicks via Denver swap)

10. Milwaukee Bucks

11. Orlando Magic 

12. Utah Jazz

13. Phoenix Suns (from Washington)

14. Chicago Bulls

Complete your own NBA Mock Draft with our simulator.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Sixers, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

Discuss Buy Tickets
Kings Won't Trade DeMarcus Cousins 'This Year For Sure'

May 10, 2016 4:51 PM

The Sacramento Kings have apparently ruled out trading DeMarcus Cousins this offseason.

"He's not going to be traded - this year for sure," said Vlade Divac.

Cousins will be a free agent in 2018, which gives the Kings three more trade windows in the 2017 trade deadline, 2017 offseason and 2018 trade deadline in case they want to move on from him.

The Kings will be opening a new arena for the 16-17 season.

Sean Cunningham/ABC10

Tags: DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Discuss Buy Tickets
Kevin McHale Withdraws Candidacy From Kings' Job

May 5, 2016 11:13 AM

Kevin McHale has withdrawn his candidacy from the Sacramento Kings' head coaching job.

McHale had engaged in exploratory talks with the Kings.

The Houston Rockets fired McHale in November.

The Indiana Pacers' head coaching position also became available with their decision to part ways with Frank Vogel. When asked about the possibility of hiring McHale, Larry Bird said it would not happen.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Discuss Buy Tickets
Kings To Interview Henry Bibby

May 3, 2016 12:53 PM

Henry Bibby will interview with the Sacramento Kings for their head coaching position.

Bibby's son, Mike Bibby, is one of the greatest Kings' players of all-time.

Bibby was head coach of USC for several seasons and he's since bounced around as an assistant coach, most recently with the Detroit Pistons in 2014.

Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Tags: Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Discuss Buy Tickets
Mark Jackson, Corliss Williamson, Jeff Hornacek Added To Kings' Interviews

May 3, 2016 11:56 AM

Mark Jackson, Corliss Williamson and Jeff Hornacek will interview with the Sacramento Kings for their head coaching vacancy later this week.

The Kings have had one of the most extensive searches in recent memory as they work to replace George Karl.

Hornacek was fired by Phoenix in January, with the Suns mired at 14-35 en route to a 23-59 finish. 

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Discuss Buy Tickets
Kings To Interview David Blatt

May 2, 2016 10:29 AM

David Blatt will interview with the Sacramento Kings for their head coaching vacancy.

The Kings have started a wide search to replace George Karl.

Blatt also interviewed last week for the New York Knicks' job.

Blatt was fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers shortly before the All-Star break.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Discuss Buy Tickets
George Karl Didn't Feel Supported By Kings

May 1, 2016 5:21 PM

George Karl cited a lack of support from the Sacramento Kings and health issues for his firing as head coach this offseason.

Karl spent less than two seasons with the Kings.

“Vlade (Divac) has a helluva task ahead of him,” Karl said. “The roster needs to be tinkered with. He is going to be in for an NBA free agency unlike anything we have ever seen. If the decision is made to keep Cuz, you have to put the right players around him. But it can’t be about Cousins. You have to make basketball decisions.”

Karl's relationship with DeMarcus Cousins was always tenuous.

“I never felt I got into a good place with Cuz,” Karl said, “and some of that was my stupidity when I said that no player is untradeable. I still believe that. But I should have been smart enough not to say it, and I in no way, at any time, thought DeMarcus was going to get traded.”

On Nov. 8th, Karl wanted Cousins suspended two games for yelling at him after a loss to the Spurs.

“That night the bomb went off,” recalled Karl, his voice rising. “Vlade was right there. When they supported Cousins instead of me, I felt, ‘OK, I’m in the compromise position. Cuz has the power.’ They sent that message many times, too many times sent it to the players. And the players wanted someone to stand up to Cuz, and they wanted it to be their coach. But at that point, I realized that you either compromise or you blow it up, and my job was to make us a better basketball team and get to the end of the year.”

Ailene Voisin/Sacramento Bee

Tags: Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Discuss Buy Tickets
Vivek Ranadive Most Intrigued By Kevin McHale In Kings' Coaching Search
Kevin McHale has been cautious in his approach to the job as the Kings have gone through several coaches during the ownership tenure of Vivek Ranadive.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Patrick Ewing To Interview For Kings' Head Coaching Job
The Kings are intrigued by the possibility of having Patrick Ewing coach DeMarcus Cousins.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Kings Choose Ken Catanella To Be New Assistant General Manager
Ken Cantanella has been the Assistant General Manager for the Pistons since August 2014.

Marc Stein/ESPN

David Morway, Kings No Longer Discussing Front Office Job
David Morway was previously the general manager of the Pacers and assistant general manager of the Bucks.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Kevin McHale A Candidate for Kings' Job
McHale, most recently the head coach of the Houston Rockets, joins the list of candidates for the Sacramento Kings.

Marc Stein / ESPN

Knicks Have Trade Interest In Darren Collison
Darren Collison is scheduled to make $5.2 million next season with the Kings.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Seth Curry Declines $1M Option With Kings To Become Free Agent
Seth Curry's play in Summer League with the Pelicans led to a two-year guaranteed deal with the Kings.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

RealGM Radio: Sacramento Kings With James Ham
Host Danny Leroux and James Ham of CSN California go in-depth on the Sacramento Kings, including DeMarcus Cousins, Rajon Rondo’s future with the team and the Kings’ coaching search.

RealGM Staff Report

Luke Walton Expected To Interview For Kings' Job After First Round
Luke Walton is expected to meet with Vlade Divac after the first round to discuss the Kings' head coaching vacancy.

Ailene Voisin/Sacramento Bee

Quincy Acy To Decline $1.05M Player Option With Kings
Quincy Acy averaged 5.2 points and 3.2 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per game for the Kings.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Vlade Divac Wants To Keep DeMarcus Cousins But Willing To Test Market For First Time
The sense within the organization is Vlade Divac has become increasingly frustrated by DeMarcus Cousins' ongoing issues and is willing to test the trade market for the first time.

Ailene Voisin/Sacramento Bee

Kings' First Interviews With Mark Jackson, Vinny Del Negro, Sam Mitchell
The Kings have scheduled their first three head coaching interviews with Mark Jackson, Vinny Del Negro and Sam Mitchell.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Kings Granted Permission To Interview Mike Woodson
The Kings sought and were granted permission by the Clippers to meet with Mike Woodson as he's currently an assistant coach with the franchise.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Kevin Durant Endorses Scott Brooks To Get Another Chance In NBA
Scott Brooks was fired last season by the Thunder and he's now a candidate for the Wizards, Wolves and Kings.

Erik Horne/Oklahoman

George Karl Fired By Kings
Vlade Divac will lead the search for the Kings next coach as they move into a new arena next season.

RealGM Staff Report

Kings Considering McHale, Del Negro, Jackson, Thibodeau, Brooks
The Kings have a long list of potential candidates to replace George Karl as head coach.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Kings To Fire George Karl
George Karl has an estimated $10 million in guaranteed money left on his original four-year, $15 million contract.

ESPN

Vlade Divac, Kings Finalizing Multi-Year Extension
Vlade Divac became the Kings' primary basketball decision-maker last year.

Marc Stein/ESPN

David Morway Considered Leading Candidate For Kings' Front Office Job
The Kings have been looking to hire an executive that can assist Vlade Divac.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Kurt Rambis High On Rajon Rondo, Believes He Can Play In Triangle
Rajon Rondo and Derek Fisher both publicly questioned his viability in the triangle offense.

Marc Berman/New York Post