Where do the Kings go from here? Who does Vivek Ranadive hire as a GM to replace Geoff Petrie? Who do the Kings hire to replace the almost certainly fired Keith Smart? Do they go analytical? Do they do other things with their front office? Who is their franchise player? Do they have a franchise […]
Fire Smart don't fire Smart, as long as Cousins behaves like a selfish entitled asshole it makes no difference who the head coach actually is. It's a players league, not a head coach's rotation league. If you have star talent setting the tone, the rotations can still be wacky and not to the fans or […]
In case you haven't noticed yet, that means the committee, that by most estimation has the recommendation that guides the other owners (after all that's why it's a committee) just voted against relocation to Seattle. To be clear, what this is a recommendation to not relocate. The committee of 12 voted unanimously to deny relocation. […]
I've had a very difficult time writing pieces here in part because the shape of a very mind bending and ultimately horrific story has been just that: Impossible almost quite literally. That said, having had time to think about the topic some more, it is interesting the reactions that both sides are ultimately setting up. […]
Normally I'd break down the game, and what went right, wrong etc, etc etc. Who cares? Tonight was about the end of an era, and barring a really stupid decision by the Board of Governors in New York a couple of weeks from now, perhaps the last game ever in Sacramento. You know what? I […]
This is the commercial that is already running in Times Square in New York City, that New York City, yes, that New York City. Partake, and enjoy. And then watch it over and over and over.
What started out was a response to TZ's post became a full blown post on it's own. I apologize in advance. Some music for ya: http://youtube.com/watch?v=l7v8zaoEYCI?feature=player_detailpage We've talked a lot about how the revenue issue's of each side have been broken down. What has not been discussed much is the reality of what actually raises […]
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson was extremely confident. Vivek Ranadive was extremely confident. Darrell Steinberg was extremely confident. Mark Mastrov acted like he wasn't part of the dance even though he was. As I said on Twitter at one point, doesn't anybody in this group have an ego? Well the answer is of course this group […]
There are times and places, where you just don't want to be somewhere, and you say fuck it, I'm leaving. I did that tonight at City Hall. I almost left until I ran into one of the co-founders of Crown Downtown @JayMarZZ. I said screw it, I'll stick around. I did. It ended up being […]
There is a term sheet. So there is that. Now it's onto the bid, which, if you believe David Stern and I do not, Stern said he expected the variances in bid (i.e. more money from the Sac bid) to be eliminated. In otherwords: We're not making the Maloofs take less money for what they […]
Rather than going on and on, I'll just say that the announcement of Ranadive has come in place of an announced term sheet that the city was hoping to have by today. However, let me state a few things that are important. One is that the term sheet doesn't need to be released, technically, until […]
Yesterday, Greg Wissinger of Sactown Royalty posted a great piece on which pieces to keep and trade moving forward. (Assuming the team stays of course. ;aoejvo[p3u45-09345-9-093-495 Sorry, I'm tired of writing that. Moving on…) I said the first piece I'd build around was Tyreke Evans. Why? Other than having the most talent of any player […]
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Well, this is going to be what it's going to be. A lot of geeky numbers blah blah blah, so if you're bored skip it. Otherwise, stick around for what people might bother to tell you in April (assuming the Kings are in Sacramento by the end of the month that is). So I'm going […]
It's been too long since I last wrote so I thought I'd release some bits of info and thoughts on the various topics of recent days. First, last night, Mayor Kevin Johnson reported his whales to be Mark Mastrov and Ron Burkle. He also reported that Mitch Richmond would be a minority investor among the […]