Kings Official Media Release

Kings to Play in 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas

SACRAMENTO, CALIF., July 5, 2012 -- The Sacramento Kings will field a team to compete in the 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas from July 13-19 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion. The Kings have participated in the last six NBA Summer Leagues. Sacramento will play five games in seven days, beginning with their first contest on Friday, July 13.

Nineteen players will be participating in the mini-camp in Sacramento from July 9-12 before the team opens its Summer League schedule against Charlotte on Friday. The team includes veterans Jimmer Fredette and Hassan Whiteside and the fifth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Thomas Robinson, along with former Kings forward Darnell Jackson. Assistant Coaches Alex English and Bobby Jackson will be responsible for coaching the Kings’ summer league entry. Kings.com will provide comprehensive coverage of Summer League at Kings.com/offseason12. NBATV will televise all 60 NBA Summer League games, including 39 live. Games will also be available on digital platforms. Complete broadcast information will be released at a later date.

Tickets for the 2012 NBA Summer League are on sale and can be purchased by calling 702-739-FANS, through UNLVtickets.com or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office and UNLV Ticket Outlets. All general admission tickets are $25 for the day; seniors and children (3-12) are $15 for the day; and children two years and under are admitted free of charge..

2012 KINGS SUMMER LEAGUE SCHEDULE
Day Date Opponent Time Arena TV
Friday July 13 vs. Charlotte 7:00 p.m. COX Pavilion NBA TV
Saturday July 14 vs. LA Lakers 5:00 p.m. COX Pavilion NBA TV
Monday July 16 vs. Houston 3:30 p.m. Thomas & Mack Center NBA TV
Wednesday July 18 vs. Toronto 3:30 p.m. Thomas & Mack Center NBA TV
Thursday July 19 vs. Boston 3:30 p.m. Thomas & Mack Center NBA TV


2012 NBA SUMMER LEAGUE SACRAMENTO KINGS ROSTER
No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Born From NBA Exp.
8 Josh Akognon G 5-11 185 02/10/1986 Cal State Fullerton, DongGuan (China)/USA R
24 Patrick Christopher G 6-5 210 06/03/1988 California/USA R
7 Jimmer Fredette G 6-2 195 02/25/1989 Brigham Young/USA 1
18 Kenny Gabriel F 6-8 209 07/03/1989 Auburn/USA R
30 Yancy Gates F 6-9 260 10/15/1989 Cincinnati/USA R
3 Tyler Honeycutt F 6-8 188 7/15/1990 UCLA/USA 1
41 Darnell Jackson F 6-9 253 11/07/1985 Kansas, BC Donetsk (Ukraine)/USA 3
9 Dominique Johnson G 6-3 195 06/09/1987 Azusa Pacific, D-League (Texas)/USA R
16 Jarrod Jones F 6-9 234 05/27/1990 Ball State/USA R
10 Lazeric Jones G 6-1 187 08/11/1990 UCLA/USA R
31 Rob Kurz F 6-9 232 03/05/1985 Notre Dame, SLUC Nancy (France)/USA 2
35 Michael Lee F 6-9 215 06/05/1986 St. Bonaventure, BC Donetsk (Ukraine)/USA R
26 Tony Mitchell F 6-6 210 08/07/1989 Alabama/USA R
17 James Nunnally G 6-7 205 07/14/1990 UC Santa Barbara/USA R
0 Thomas Robinson F 6-9 240 03/17/1991 Kansas/USA R
22 Isaiah Thomas G 5-9 185 02/07/1989 Washington/USA 1
33 Hassan Whiteside C 7-0 255 06/13/1989 Marshall/USA 2
29 Alex Young G-F 6-6 212 10/17/1989 IUPUI/USA R


SUMMER LEAGUE HEAD COACH: Bobby Jackson (College – Minnesota)
  Alex English (College – South Carolina)
HEAD COACH: Keith Smart (College - Indiana)
ASSISTANT COACH: Jim Eyen (College - UC-Santa Barbara)
DIRECTOR OF SPORTS MEDICINE: Pete Youngman (College - Ithaca)
HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER: Manny Romero (College – Loyola Marymount)
STRENGTH-AND-CONDITIONING COACH: Daniel Shapiro (College - Seattle Pacific)

About Maloof Sports & Entertainment (MS&E):
Maloof Sports & Entertainment includes the Sacramento Kings and Power Balance Pavilion. Owned by the Maloof family with long-term, local partners, the organization is committed to being a contributing member of the Sacramento community. Teaming up with local leaders and non-profit organizations to give back to those in need throughout the region, MS&E has donated millions of dollars to charity in 12 years of Maloof family ownership. For more information about Maloof Sports & Entertainment, please visit Kings.com, PowerBalancePavilion.com or call 916-928-0000.