Kings Official Media Release

KINGS OPEN 2012-13 TRAINING CAMP ON OCTOBER 3rd in COLORADO SPRINGS

--Media Day Set For October 1st at Kings Practice Facility--

SACRAMENTO, CALIF., Sept. 7, 2012 -- The Sacramento Kings will kick off their 2012-13 Training Camp on Wednesday, October 3rd at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, beginning with a 10 am practice. The Kings will practice twice a day (10 am and 6 pm) from Wednesday, October 3rd through Sunday, October 7th, before returning to Sacramento on Monday, October 8th. The team will hold its annual Media Day on Monday, October 1st from 2-4 pm at the Kings Practice Facility.

“It’s important to get away to a place like Colorado Springs to continue the bonding, building and growth of our team,” explained Kings’ Head Coach Keith Smart. “The players did an outstanding job this offseason of coming together as a unit on various occasions and this is just a continuation of that process of growing our team and moving it in the right direction. I’m looking forward to getting off to a well-conditioned training camp and productive preseason in preparation for opening night and the regular season.”

Kings players, coaches and select basketball personnel will be available for interviews and head shot photographs on Media Day. Special photo and interview requests should be directed in advance to Darrin May in the Kings’ Media Relations Department.

All of the practice sessions during the preseason will be held at the Kings Practice Facility. For media members covering training camp in Colorado Springs, players and coaches will be available for interviews immediately following the morning practice.

Sacramento will break camp on Tuesday, October 9th in preparation for the team’s preseason opener versus Phoenix on Wednesday, October 10th (7 pm) in the first of three home games at Power Balance Pavilion. Sacramento also plays host to Portland on Monday, October 15th (7 pm) and Golden State on Wednesday, October 17th (7 pm).

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 more than $20 million in cash and in-kind donations to more than 200 charitable entities over 13 years of Maloof family ownership. For more information about Maloof Sports & Entertainment, please visit Kings.com, PowerBalancePavilion.com or call 916-928-0000.