We at the Sac Rag realize none of you care about the Sacramento Kings professional basketball team, but you can’t help but be
depressed moved bummed out by this post-game press conference after another ugly loss.
The sad state of the Kings is making national news and while a coaching change seems to make sense, owner Joe Maloof is denying anyone is on their way out.
When pressed, Maloof said definitively that Petrie and Westphal will be in their positions for the remainder of the 2010-11 season regardless of how many games the team loses. â€œYes,â€ Maloof said. â€œWeâ€™re not making any moves. The answer is yes.â€ A person with direct knowledge of recent statements by a high-ranking member of the organization painted a different picture, telling CBSSports.com that frustration with the Kingsâ€™ 5-22 record had reached a breaking point. At one point after the Kingsâ€™ 84-79 home loss to the Bucks Thursday night, owner Gavin Maloof was overheard in the tunnel saying that the culture of the organization had to change. â€œItâ€™s time to hit the reset button,â€ Gavin Maloof said, according to the source.
Maybe the NBA could take over this team, too?
One thought on “Hitting the reset button”
I took some out-of-town visitors to this game and we watched from up in the nose bleeds.
I have to say, this was BAD basketball (and bear in mind, I was once a Vancouver Grizzlies fan). Back then, while the Grizz had equally horrible records, there were at least some young stars to get excited about – Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Mike Bibby (yes, before they was Kings), Bryant “Big Country” Reeves (before they made him lose all that weight and low-post ability) were at least fun to watch.
These Kings were…not so much. The building was half full at best, and the “crowd” made the best of it, but really, it was just ugly, ugly basketball. I sympathize with a coach who is clearly at his wits end.