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2009 DRAFT VIDEO
Kings Draftees Arrive In Sacramento
by Andrew Nicholson / June 26, 2009
Kings Draft Picks Tyreke Evans and Jon Brockman addressed the media on Friday.
Watch: Press Conference | Evans: All Access | Brockman: 1-on-1 | NYC Draft Night
Read: Quotes | Kings on Twitter | Watch: Saturday's New Kings on the Bloc Party


Post-Draft Reaction: Petrie and Westphal
June 25, 2009
Kings President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie and Kings Head Coach Paul Westphal address the media after the 2009 NBA Draft.
Watch: Petrie and Westphal Presser


Kings Receive Rodriguez In Trade With Blazers
June 25, 2009
Kings acquire Sergio Rodriguez, the draft rights to Jon Brockman and cash considerations in exchange for the draft rights to Jeff Pendergraph.
Watch: Petrie on Sergio | Press Release | Rodriguez Bio


All Access Kings Draft Reaction
June 25, 2009
Watch the excitement that followed after the Kings selected Tyreke Evans with the 4th overall pick in the Draft.
Watch: Petrie on Evans | Watch: Gavin on Evans | Watch: 1-on-1 with Evans


Petrie Excited About Evans
June 25, 2009
Kings President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie shares his thoughts on the team's choice of Tyreke Evans with the 4th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.
Petrie Quotes | Photos


Kings Select Tyreke Evans!
June 25, 2009
In the 2009 NBA Draft, the Kings acquired Tyreke Evans (4), Omri Casspi (23) and Jon Brockman (38).
Press Release | Player Quotes | Post-Draft Press Conference
Evans Highlights | Evans Bio | Casspi Highlights | Casspi Bio | Brockman Bio

PRE-DRAFT WORKOUTS:
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Casspi - Player Highlights: Watch Now
Casspi - Media 6/4/09: Watch Now
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Kings at Draft Media Day
by: Kayte Christensen / June 24, 2009
During Draft Media Day in New York City, Kings TV's Kayte Christensen goes all access with NBA prospects.
Watch: Draft Media Day | Blog: Pre-Draft Circus | Twitter: Follow Kayte | Twitter: Follow Devin Blankenship


Geoff Petrie Interview
June 23, 2009
Kings play-by-play announcer Grant Napear spoke with Geoff Petrie live Tuesday on Kings.com.
Watch: Geoff Petrie Interview


Follow Kayte on Twitter
June 23, 2009
Kings broadcaster Kayte Christensen is in NYC to cover the Draft. Follow her insider updates every step of the way on Twitter!
Follow Kayte


Westphal Announces Coaching Staff
June 22, 2009
The Sacramento Kings Head Coach Paul Westphal has announced his coaching staff as the team has reached agreement in principles with Jim Eyen, Mario Elie and Leonard "Truck" Robinson as assistant coaches.
Official Release


Rubio Workout Wrap
by: Troy Hanson / June 22, 2009
Kings VP Troy Hanson gives us an inside look at Monday's pre-Draft workout with Ricky Rubio. Hanson also announces that Geoff Petrie will be interviewed live on Kings.com Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. PST.
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Workout Wrap - June 22
by: Andrew Nicholson / June 22, 2009
Sam Young and Derrick Brown joined four other prospects at the Kings pre-Draft workout on Monday.

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Watch: Kings Pre-Draft Workout Video

PRE-DRAFT WORKOUTS - MEDIA AVAILABILITY VIDEOS:
Sam Young: Watch Now


PG Workout Wrap - June 21
by: Andrew Nicholson / June 21, 2009
Stephen Curry, Toney Douglas and Patty Mills joined Jonny Flynn, Tyreke Evans and Nick Calathes at the Kings pre-Draft workout on Sunday.

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Watch: Kings Pre-Draft Workout Video

PRE-DRAFT WORKOUTS - MEDIA AVAILABILITY VIDEOS:
Stephen Curry: Watch Now
Toney Douglas: Watch Now
Patrick Mills: Watch Now



DeRozan Workout Wrap - June 20
by: Andrew Nicholson / June 20, 2009
Former USC guard DeMar DeRozan showcased his game as the lone participant at the Kings pre-Draft workout on Saturday.
Click here to read more | Watch: Pre-Draft Media Availability


Kings Pre-Draft Workout Update
by: Troy Hanson / June 20, 2009
Kings VP Troy Hanson announces an update to the team's pre-Draft workouts, including the addition of Jonny Flynn to Sunday's list of players.
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Kings Pre-Draft Workout Update
by: Troy Hanson / June 17, 2009
Kings VP Troy Hanson announces an update to the team's pre-Draft workouts, which include visits from DeMar DeRozan and Toney Douglas, as well as a return visit from Tyreke Evans.
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Workout Wrap - June 17
by: Andrew Nicholson / June 17, 2009
Jermaine Taylor and Lester Hudson were among six prospects that showcased their game at the Kings pre-Draft workout on Wednesday. Ricky Rubio also attended but didn't participate.
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Watch: Kings Pre-Draft Workout Video

PRE-DRAFT WORKOUTS - MEDIA AVAILABILITY VIDEOS:
Jermaine Taylor: Watch Now
Lester Hudson: Watch Now



Kings.com Interview: Ricky Rubio
by: Troy Hanson / June 16, 2009
Kings.com sat down with Ricky Rubio to discuss Sacramento, the Kings and his game.
Watch: Ricky Rubio Interview | Blog: Ricky Rubio Visits Sacramento


Kings Pre-Draft Workout Update
by: Troy Hanson / June 15, 2009
Kings VP Troy Hanson announces additional pre-Draft workouts.
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Workout Wrap - June 13
by: Andrew Nicholson / June 13, 2009
Gani Lawal and Derrick Brown were among six players who participated in the Kings pre-Draft workout on Saturday.

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Watch: Kings Pre-Draft Workout Video

PRE-DRAFT WORKOUTS - MEDIA AVAILABILITY VIDEOS:
Derrick Brown: Watch Now
Gani Lawal: Watch Now



Workout Wrap - June 12
by: Andrew Nicholson / June 12, 2009
Brandon Jennings and Jonny Flynn joined Jrue Holiday and three other prospects as the Kings held their eighth pre-Draft workout at the team's practice facility on Friday.

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PRE-DRAFT WORKOUTS - MEDIA AVAILABILITY VIDEOS:
Brandon Jennings: Watch Now
Jonny Flynn: Watch Now
Jrue Holiday: Watch Now



Westphal Named Kings Head Coach
June 12, 2009
The Sacramento Kings have named Paul Westphal as the team's 23rd head coach, according to Kings President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie.
Official Release | Watch: Coach Westphal Press Conference
Watch: News10's Bryan May's Report | View: Photos | Quotes


Harden Workout Wrap
by: Andrew Nicholson / June 10, 2009
Former Arizona State guard James Harden had an individual workout for the Kings on Wednesday. Afterward, he discussed how he'd fit in with the team and much more. Plus, Geoff Petrie addressed Harden and Tyreke Evans' workouts.
Click here to read more | Watch: Pre-Draft Media Availability | Watch: Geoff Petrie Pre-Draft Interview


Kings Reach Agreement in Principle with Westphal
by: Troy Hanson / June 9, 2009
The Kings have reached an agreement in principle with Paul Westphal to become the team's head coach.
Click here to read more | Press Release | Petrie on Westphal | Watch: Petrie's Comments on Westphal


Evans Workout Wrap – June 9
by: Andrew Nicholson / June 9, 2009
Former Memphis guard Tyreke Evans had an individual pre-Draft workout for the Kings on Tuesday. Afterward, he discussed how he would fit in with the Kings and much more.

Click here to read more | Photo Gallery | Watch: Pre-Draft Workout
Watch: Pre-Draft Media Availability


Workout Wrap - June 8
by: Andrew Nicholson / June 8, 2009
Terrence Williams and Nick Calathes were among six Draft prospects who worked out for the Kings on Monday. Afterward, Geoff Petrie and five of the prospects addressed the media.

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Watch: Geoff Petrie Pre-Draft Interview | Watch: Kings Pre-Draft Workout Video

PRE-DRAFT WORKOUTS - MEDIA AVAILABILITY VIDEOS:
A.J. Price: Watch Now
Damion James: Watch Now
Nick Calathes: Watch Now
Terrance Williams: Watch Now
Wayne Ellington: Watch Now



Petrie Checks-In
by: Andrew Nicholson / June 8, 2009
After leading the Kings pre-Draft workout at the team's practice facility, Kings President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie addressed the workouts and coaching search.
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Kings Pre-Draft Workout Update
by: Troy Hanson / June 8, 2009
Kings VP Troy Hanson announces additional pre-Draft workouts.
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Workout Wrap - June 6
by: Andrew Nicholson / June 6, 2009
DeJuan Blair led a group of six Draft prospects who worked out for the Sacramento Kings on Saturday at the team's practice facility.

Click here to read more | Watch: Kings Pre-Draft Workout Video

PRE-DRAFT WORKOUTS - MEDIA AVAILABILITY VIDEOS:
Robert Vaden: Watch Now
DeJuan Blair: Watch Now
Josh Heytvelt: Watch Now
Jerel McNeal: Watch Now
Tyler Smith: Watch Now
Marcus Thornton: Watch Now



Workout Wrap - June 5
by: Andrew Nicholson / June 5, 2009
Earl Clark and James Johnson were among six Draft prospects who demonstrated their abilities as the Sacramento Kings held their third pre-Draft workout.

Click here to read more | Watch: Kings Pre-Draft Workout Video

PRE-DRAFT WORKOUTS - MEDIA AVAILABILITY VIDEOS:
Earl Clark: Watch Now
James Johnson: Watch Now
Levance Fields: Watch Now
Dionte Christmas: Watch Now



Workout Wrap - June 4
by: Andrew Nicholson / June 4, 2009
Darren Collison and Omri Casspi were among six Draft prospects who showcased their abilities as the Sacramento Kings held their second pre-Draft workout.
Click here to read more | Watch: Kings Pre-Draft Workout Video

PRE-DRAFT WORKOUTS - MEDIA AVAILABILITY VIDEOS:
Tyrese Rice: Watch Now
Robert Dozier: Watch Now
Omri Casspi: Watch Now
Jeff Adrien: Watch Now
Greivis Vasquez: Watch Now
Darren Collison: Watch Now



Kings Pre-Draft Workout Update
by: Troy Hanson / June 2, 2009
Kings VP Troy Hanson announces an update to the team's pre-Draft workouts, which includes a visit from James Harden.
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Kings Fans Mock 31
by: Andrew Nicholson / May 23, 2009
How would your team fare if you were an NBA Draft decision-maker? Find out now in the Full Court Press Kings Fans Mock 31.
Kings Fans Mock 31


Kings Attend Draft Workout in Santa Monica
by: Troy Hanson / May 22, 2009
Kings basketball executives Wayne Cooper and Jason Levien were down in Santa Monica on Friday checking out a pair of draft workout sessions at St. Monica High School.
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Jrue Strong in Kings Workout
by: Andrew Nicholson / May 21, 2009
Guard Jrue Holiday (UCLA) led a field of six Draft prospects as the Sacramento Kings tipped-off pre-Draft workouts at the team’s practice facility on Thursday.
Blog | Petrie: Watch Now | Holiday: Watch Now
Holiday: College Highlights | Holiday: Workout


Three Ways to Improve
by: Andrew Nicholson / May 21, 2009
Kings Director of Player Personnel Jerry Reynolds shares his insight on the three ways to improve an NBA team.
Three Ways to Improve


Kings Land 4th Pick
by: Andrew Nicholson / May 19, 2009
With the #4 pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, the Sacramento Kings have their highest pick in 18 years.

Kings Land 4th Pick
| Petrie on Draft Lottery Outcome

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Listen to Gavin on KHTK:




Drafting 4 Impact
Kings Co-Owners Joe and Gavin Maloof joined Jerry Reynolds and Kings fans at the Kings Draft Lottery Viewing Party to witness the team land the 4th pick.

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Petrie, Greene and Workout Updates
by: Troy Hanson / May 16, 2009
Kings VP Troy Hanson provides us with an update from Geoff Petrie, a look into Donte' Greene's summer and gives us the date for the first draft workout.

Petrie, Greene and Workout Updates


Petrie Reports From Spain
by: Troy Hanson / May 16, 2009
Geoff Petrie is in Spain scouting and checks in with updates on Joventut point guard Ricky Rubio.

Petrie Reports From Spain


Behind the Scenes of the Draft Lottery
by: Troy Hanson / May 15, 2009
Have you ever wondered what it is like at the NBA Draft Lottery in Secaucus, New Jersey? Kings VP Troy Hanson gives us insight on what happens behind the scenes at the NBA Draft Lottery.

Behind the Scenes of the Draft Lottery


Ask Geoff
by: Troy Hanson / May 14, 2009
In this installment of "From the Practice Facility" Kings VP Troy Hanson introduces a new segment called "Ask Geoff."

Ask Geoff


Petrie Comments on Paul Westphal Interview
by: Troy Hanson / May 13, 2009
Check out Geoff Petrie's comments on Wednesday's interview with Paul Westphal regarding the Kings head coaching position.

Petrie Comments on Paul Westphal Interview


Petrie Comments on Eddie Jordan Interview
by: Troy Hanson / May 12, 2009
Check out Geoff Petrie's comments on his interview with Eddie Jordan regarding the Kings head coaching position.

Petrie Comments on Eddie Jordan Interview


Sitting in on the Coaching Interviews
by: Troy Hanson / May 12, 2009
In this installment of "From the Practice Facility." Kings VP Troy Hanson gives unique insight into the coaching interview process.

Sitting in on the Coaching Interviews


Petrie’s Point of View
by: Andrew Nicholson / May 12, 2009
Kings President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie joined Jason Ross on Sports 1140 KHTK’s “The Show” to discuss everything from the team’s head coaching search to the quality of the 2009 NBA Draft. Check out some of the highlights from their conversation.

Petrie’s Point of View


Kings To Interview Paul Westphal
by: Troy Hanson / May 11, 2009
Kings VP Troy Hanson breaks the news that the Kings are in the process of scheduling an interview with Paul Westphal.

Kings To Interview Paul Westphal


Geoff Petrie on KHTK
by: Troy Hansonn / May 11, 2009
Kings Basketball President Geoff Petrie was interviewed on KHTK on Monday night.

Geoff Petrie on KHTK


Kings To Interview Eddie Jordan
by: Troy Hanson / May 8, 2009
Kings VP Troy Hanson breaks the news that the Kings are in the process of scheduling an interview with Eddie Jordan.

Kings To Interview Eddie Jordan


From The Practice Facility
by: Troy Hanson / May 7, 2009
Check out “From the Practice Facility,” a new blog featuring unprecedented access into the daily activities within the Kings Basketball Operations department.

From the Practice Facility


Scouting a Star
by: Andrew Nicholson / April 29, 2009
Kings Director of Player Personnel Jerry Reynolds sits down with Kings.com's Andrew Nicholson to discuss how to scout a potential star player.

Scouting a Star


Evaluating the Best
by: Andrew Nicholson / April 27, 2009
Kings Director of Player Personnel Jerry Reynolds sits down with Kings.com's Andrew Nicholson to discuss why the NBA Draft is the best draft of all major sports.

Evaluating the Best


As Petrie Sees It
by: Andrew Nicholson / April 23, 2009
After he announced the Kings would not pick up the head coaching option on Kenny Natt and the team relieved assistant coaches Rex Kalamian, Jason Hamm, Randy Brown and Bubby Burrage of their duties, Kings President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie met with members of the media to discuss the future of the Kings head coaching position and what areas the team would like to improve most before tipping off the 2009-10 season.

As Petrie Sees It


Reflections on Last Top 5 Pick
by: Andrew Nicholson / April 23, 2009
Kings Director of Player Personnel Jerry Reynolds sits down with Kings.com's Andrew Nicholson to discuss the last top five pick the team had in the NBA Draft.

Reflections on Last Top 5 Pick



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