Kings Q&A: Peja Stojakovic

In honor of the team's final games at Sleep Train Arena, Kings.com is catching up with team legends who will be in attendance at the last game to get their thoughts and favorite memories from playing in Sacramento.

Peja has been a part of many fond memories while suiting up for the purple and black and now continues to contribute to the Kings, serving as Directory of Player Personnel and Development and Reno Bighorns General Manager.

We caught up with Peja to get his reflections as the Kings near the end of their time in Sleep Train Arena.

On what was special about playing in the arena:

“I think the connection and feel with how close the fans were to us. We would get a feeling they were in the games. It was a special connection for me because it felt like every time we would play here, we had a strong home court advantage.”

On his favorite memories in the building:

“I have so many. But the shot Mike Bibby hit off of Chris Webber's hand off that sealed Game 5 in the (2002) Western Conference Finals was one of the biggest shots for our team.”

On being in attendance for the final regular season home game with fellow Kings legends on April 9:

“You’re going to see a lot of generations of legends – players from all the way back in 1985 to now. There’s going to be so many different teams and so many different stories. I think it will be great for fans to get a chance to (see) all of those players that night.”

On the opening of Golden 1 Center:

“The arena looks very good. I think we’re all anxious to see how it looks when it’s done. I think it’s going to be just as great of a home court advantage as (Sleep Train Arena) has been.”

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