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November 9, 2013
Live blog: Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers, Nov. 9

November 8, 2013
Live blog: Sacramento Kings at Portland Trail Blazers, Nov. 8

November 5, 2013
Live blog: Sacramento Kings vs. Atlanta Hawks, Nov. 5

November 2, 2013
Live blog: Sacramento Kings at Golden State Warriors, Nov. 2

Follow tonight's Kings game against the Golden State Warriors, starting 7:30 p.m.

November 1, 2013
Blog replay: Friday night's Kings-Clippers game

Replay Friday night's Kings game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Sleep Train Arena.

October 31, 2013
Live chat replay: Ailene Voisin discusses Kings' first game of season

Join Sacramento Bee columnist Ailene Voisin's discussion about Wednesday night's season-opening game between the Kings and Denver Nuggets.


 

October 30, 2013
Live chat Q&A with Jason Jones: Kings opening night

Join The Sacramento Bee's Jason Jones for a live chat and Q&A leading up to Wednesday night's NBA season opener between the Kings and the Denver Nuggets. The chat begins at noon.


 

October 25, 2013
In-game blog replay: Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Replay updates from Friday night's game between the Kings and the Los Angeles Clippers.


October 23, 2013
Live chat replay with Jason Jones: Sacramento Kings vs Golden State Warriors

Replay the Sacramento Kings-Golden State Warriors preseason game coverage with The Sacramento Bee's Kings beat writer, Jason Jones, who sat courtside, and others from Sleep Train Arena.

 
October 23, 2013
Live chat replay with Jason Jones: Kings vs Golden State

The Sacramento Bee's Jason Jones hosted a live chat to discuss Wednesday's NBA preseason game between the Kings and Golden State Warriors. Replay it here.

 
October 17, 2013
NBA preseason: Sacramento Kings vs Phoenix Suns
 
June 27, 2013
Live chat: NBA Draft marks start of new era as Kings pick seventh

Join Bee sports editor Tom Couzens and deputy sports editor Vic Contreras in a live chat focusing on today's NBA Draft and the Kings' fortunes as they try to get the most value from their seventh-round pick. The chat begins at 4 p.m.


May 23, 2013
Sacramento Kings rally: Live updates, photos

May 20, 2013
Chat live: Sacramento Kings' chances in NBA Lottery

May 16, 2013
Live chat replay: What's next for Sacramento, the Kings?

May 15, 2013
Live chat replay: NBA Kings staying in Sacramento

March 22, 2013
Live chat: New Sacramento Kings investor, arena and more

January 28, 2013
Live chat: Seattle vs Sacramento: Fight for the Kings

January 25, 2013
Chat live Monday: Seattle vs Sacramento: Fight for the Kings

Seattle and Sacramento are facing off over the Sacramento Kings. So we're bringing together reporters from The Seattle Times and The Sacramento Bee to host a live chat with fans. Join at noon Monday to share your questions or comments: sacbee.com/live

Have a question you'd like the team of reporters to answer? Leave it in the Comments field below.

Participating in the chat will be:

bobcondotta.pngBob Condotta has been covering Seattle's quest for an NBA team. He has covered the University of Washington football program for The Seattle Times since 2002. Previously, he covered UW for The Tacoma News Tribune. He has covered a variety of sports in a career that began in 1985. Find him on Twitter: @bcondotta

lynnthompson.pngLynn Thompson covers City Hall for The Seattle Times. A veteran journalist, Lynn helped break the story about investor Chris Hansen's interest in bringing an NBA franchise back to Seattle. Lynn has covered Hansen's proposal extensively as Hansen modified it to win final approval from city and county lawmakers. Find her on Twitter: @lthompsontimes

MARCOS BRETON.JPGMarcos Breton is the news columnist for The Sacramento Bee and was previously a sports columnist and senior writer. Breton is the author of two baseball books and is a Baseball Hall of Fame voter and a contributor to ESPN. He was also featured in Ken Burns' documentary "The Tenth Inning." Find him on Twitter: @MarcosBreton

RYAN LILLIS.JPGRyan Lillis is part of a three-reporter team at The Sacramento Bee covering the potential move of the Sacramento Kings and the quest to build a new arena. He is the author of City Beat blog and has covered the city of Sacramento, its neighborhoods and politicians since 2008. Find him on Twitter: @Ryan_Lillis

January 10, 2013
Live chat replay: Ailene Voisin discusses latest on Kings sale saga

The Bee's Ailene Voisin will lead a live chat beginning at 1 p.m. today to discuss the latest developments surrounding a possible sale of the Kings and their move to Seattle.

January 9, 2013
More on Kings, Seattle, and possible relocation craziness


While reiterating that Kings co-owners Joe and Gavin Maloof change their minds faster than I switch from ESPN to MSNBC to CNN, here are a few final thoughts on an eventful Wednesday that began and ended with an insane number of tweets, rumors, reports, etc., about the possible sale of the Kings franchise to a group from Seattle.

* According to sources, several of the team's minority owners were stunned (and ticked off) to hear that talks about a sale/relocation between the Maloofs and the Chris Hansen-led Seattle group reportedly have intensified. And one day after Virginia Beach removes itself as an NBA player? Hmmm. I also heard that high-ranking Kings employees were shocked by the reports that first surfaced early Wednesday on Yahoo!
* Of the Maloofs, Gavin has long been most adamantly opposed to selling. The second of five Maloof siblings, he jokingly has said that he would chop off one of his legs before agreeing to a sale of the franchise. As for the investors Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson said he has spoken with about purchasing the Kings? Let's just say, the brothers like Ron Burkle about as much as they like the Lakers, which is to say, they will never get over it ..
* This is pretty lousy timing for KJ. The former Phoenix Suns All-Star should be celebrating his nomination for the 2013 Naismith Hall of Fame.
* Not a bad number: 19 sellouts in 27 seasons in Sacramento. While Kings attendance is dwindling - for obvious reasons, among them franchise uncertainty and a disappointing product - based on the eyeball test and from watching games on NBA League Pass, a number of other teams appear to be, um, quite generous with the numbers.
* Publicly, league executives were unusually quiet Wednesday. Can only guess at the significance of the silence ....
* For those who might not have noticed, L.A.'s other team - those Clippers - will be here for the regular-season finale. The man sure knows how to make money, though.
* While the reported estimates of $500 million would break all NBA numbers for franchise sales, any relocation would require that the Maloofs pay off the $77 million loan to the city, pay approximately $30-$35 million in relocation fees, and receive approval from the Board of Governors.

Finally, this is a wild and crazy season. Who thought the Lakers would be on the playoff bubble? That the Grizzlies and Warriors would be this good? Or, for that matter, that the Kings would be this bad?

January 9, 2013
LIVE CHAT, 12:45 p.m.: Kings leaving? Talk with Marcos Breton

Reports indicate that a deal to sell the Kings and move them to Seattle continue to circulate with greater intensity.

Join The Bee's Marcos Breton at 12:45 p.m. to discuss the latest on the franchise's possible exity from Sacramento.

October 31, 2012
Live chat replay: Sacramento Kings season preview with Jason Jones

July 11, 2012
Live chat replay: DeMarcus Cousins and an Olympics preview

June 29, 2012
Live chat: The Sacramento Kings' NBA draft picks

June 28, 2012
Live chat replay: NBA draft day

April 26, 2012
Chat live for the Kings-Lakers season finale

February 29, 2012
Chat live: What Sacramento arena deal means for sports fans

February 27, 2012
Live chat replay: A new arena for Sacramento Kings

The Bee's arena team hosted a live chat to answer questions and provide updates after today's announcement that the city of Sacramento, the NBA and the Maloofs have reached a tentative deal to build an arena in the Sacramento railyards.

Replay the full chat on the City Beat blog.

February 4, 2012
Chat live with Matt Kawahara: Kings vs. Warriors

February 2, 2012
Chat live with Matt Kawahara: Kings vs. Trail Blazers

January 25, 2012
Chat live with Matt Kawahara: Kings vs. Denver

January 8, 2012
Chat live with Matt Kawahara: Kings vs. Magic

January 5, 2012
Chat live with Matt Kawahara: Kings vs. Bucks

January 5, 2012
Kings schedule news conference at 5:15 pm with Keith Smart

Want to find out what assistant coach Keith Smart thinks about being promoted to head coach for tonight's game against the Bucks?

The Kings will have two news conferences this afternoon - 5 p.m. with basketball president Geoff Petrie and 5:15 p.m. with Smart - at Power Balance Pavilion in the aftermath of todays' firing of Paul Westphal as head coach.

We'll be there with reporters, photographers and video, so please check back for updates.

Plus, columnist Marcos Breton will be on a live chat 6 p.m.-7 p.m. and Matt Kawahara will host tonight's in-game live chat beginning just before tipoff. Check out both here on the Kings Blog beginning at 6 p.m.

January 5, 2012
Chat live with Ailene Voisin: Kings fire coach Paul Westphal

January 1, 2012
Live in-game chat with Matt Kawahara: Kings vs. Hornets

December 31, 2011
Live in-game chat with Matt Kawahara: Kings vs. Knicks

December 29, 2011
Live in-game chat with Matt Kawahara: Kings vs. Bulls

December 26, 2011
SACRAMENTO KINGS LIVE CHAT: 2011-2012 season opener

Welcome to the first game-long live chat for the Sacramento Kings. The chats will be hosted by The Bee's Matt Kawahara for all 33 home games during the 2011-2012 season.

Tonight's chat begins at 6:45 p.m.

December 22, 2011
KINGS LIVE CHAT REPLAY: Looking ahead to the 2011-2012 season

Here's a replay of the live chat hosted by The Bee's Jason Jones discussing the Kings' upcoming season and issues surrounding the team as it looks to make strides and an impact in the NBA this year.

December 7, 2011
Chat live with Bobby Jackson, Jason Jones

December 6, 2011
Ask Bobby Jackson: Join Sacramento Kings live chat at 10 am Wednesday

What do you want to know about the Sacramento Kings 2011-12 season? Here's your chance to ask assistant coach Bobby Jackson -- and get the inside story.

Jackson joins Bee Kings writer Jason Jones for a live chat at 10 a.m. Wednesday right here on the Kings Blog.

Ask about the season schedule announced today, get an update on the team or just share a comment about your favorite player. Return here to the Kings blog at 10 a.m. tomorrow. If you can't make the chat, leave your comments or questions here, and we'll share some of them in the chat.

October 12, 2011
Live chat with Ailene Voisin: When will NBA lockout end?
June 29, 2011
Live chat replay: Kings' outlook with Jimmer on board

June 15, 2011
Live chat: Who will Kings take in NBA draft?

April 14, 2011
Chat replay: Kings' season is over; what's next?

March 2, 2011
Chat replay: What might Kings' future hold?
February 24, 2011
Chat replay: Sam Amick on the Kings' cloudy future
February 3, 2011
Chat replay: Recapping Kings' big week with Marty McNeal


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