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Sacramento Kings

NBA Team
NameSacramento Kings
ConferenceWestern Conference
DivisionPacific Division
Founded1945 (Joined NBA In 1948)
HistoryRochester Royals
1945 57
Cincinnati Royals
1957 72
Kansas City-Omaha Kings
1972 75
Kansas City Kings
1975 85
Sacramento Kings
1985 present
ArenaPower Balance Pavilion
CitySacramento, California
ColorsPurple, Black, Silver, White,
OwnerJoe Maloof, Gavin Maloof, Phil Maloof, George J. Maloof, Jr., Adrienne Maloof-Nassif,
Robin E. Hernreich
General managerGeoff Petrie
Head coachPaul Westphal
D-League affiliateReno Bighorns
ChampionshipsNBL: 1 1946
NBA: 1 (1951)
Conference titles1 (1951 )
Division titlesNBL: 2 (1947, 1948)
NBA: 3 (1979, 2002, 2003)

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The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California, United States. They are currently members of the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The only team in the "big four" sports leagues located in Sacramento, they play their home games in Power Balance Pavilion.

The Kings trace their origins to a local semi-professional team based in Rochester, New York in the early 1920s, making them one of the oldest basketball clubs still in existence. The team joined the National Basketball League (NBL) in 1945 as the Rochester Royals. The Royals defected to the NBL's rival, the Basketball Association of America, in 1948. In 1949, as a result of that year's merger between the NBL and BAA, the Royals became members of the newly-formed NBA. Though the Royals were often successful on the court, they had trouble turning a profit in the comparatively small market of Rochester, and relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1957, becoming the Cincinnati Royals. In 1972, the team relocated to Kansas City, Missouri, initially splitting its games between Kansas City and Omaha, Nebraska, and taking up the name Kansas City Kings. The team again failed to find success in its market, and moved to Sacramento in 1985.

The team won the NBL championship in 1946 and the NBA championship in 1951. Since 1945 they have won one conference championship and five division championships.

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