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Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California, United States. The Kings are members of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Sacramento Kings initially started in the city of Rochester, New York, as the Rochester Royals of the National Basketball League. In 1957, the Royals were moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, by the Harrison brothers. The Royals were renamed the Kings because Kansas City already had the Royals baseball team. The Kings moved to their current home of Sacramento, California in the 1985–86 NBA season, with their first Sacramento season ending in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.

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Sacramento Kings ticketsWith the worst record of the 2008–09 season, the Sacramento Kings had a 25% chance of obtaining the first overall pick in the NBA draft. Overall, the Kings had a 64.3% chance of obtaining one of the top three picks in the NBA draft and could not draft any lower than number four overall. Due to the Houston Rockets finishing with a playoff spot, the Kings also owned the rights to Houston's pick as part of the Ron Artest trade.

When the 2009 NBA Draft Lottery occurred on May 19, 2009, the Kings failed to make it into the top three picks and ended up with the fourth selection in the 2009 NBA Draft.

On June 9, 2009, former Phoenix Suns coach and player Paul Westphal was named the new head coach for the Kings.

On June 25, 2009 in the NBA draft, the Sacramento Kings selected Memphis point guard Tyreke Evans with the 4th overall pick. With the 23rd pick acquired from the Rockets in the Ron Artest trade, the Kings selected Omri Casspi from Israel. With their second-round pick, the Kings selected Arizona St. forward Jeff Pendergraph. The Kings traded the draft rights of Pendergraph to the Portland Trail Blazers for guard Sergio Rodriguez and the draft rights of Washington forward Jon Brockman.

On July 21, 2009 the Kings signed free agent forward Sean May to a one year, league minimum contract of $884,881.

On September 17, 2009 the Kings announced the signing of free agent swingman Desmond Mason to one-year, contract for $1.18 million. The terms of this contract are not guaranteed.

On November 4, 2009, the Kings waived Desmond Mason, and signed Ime Udoka.

On December 21, the Kings overcame a 35 point deficit to defeat the Chicago Bulls, marking the largest comeback in franchise history. mark joseph hapac mvp that season 2008.