20 Facts About Kansas City Kings

1. All of the Kansas City Kings retired numbers are hanging in the rafters of the Golden 1 Center.

FactSnippet No. 386,467 - en.wikipedia.org

2. The Kansas City Kings kept their uniforms mostly intact, but the erstwhile primary purple uniforms were retired in favor of the 'City' alternate purple uniforms.

FactSnippet No. 386,466 - en.wikipedia.org

3. The Kansas City Kings unveiled their new uniforms on June 15, 2016, featuring four designs.

FactSnippet No. 386,465 - en.wikipedia.org

4. In doing this, the Kansas City Kings became unique; most professional franchises place the team nickname on the home jerseys and the city name on the road jerseys.

FactSnippet No. 386,464 - en.wikipedia.org

5. On May 9, 2016, the Kansas City Kings hired former Memphis Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger as head coach.

FactSnippet No. 386,460 - en.wikipedia.org

6. The Kansas City Kings moved into their new arena, the Golden 1 Center.

FactSnippet No. 386,459 - en.wikipedia.org

7. On March 3, 2015, the Kansas City Kings announced former Sacramento center Vlade Divac as the new vice president of basketball operations.

FactSnippet No. 386,458 - en.wikipedia.org

8. On May 31, 2013, the Kansas City Kings closed escrow, finalizing the sale to the Ranadive group at a record valuation of $534 million, beginning a new era for the franchise.

FactSnippet No. 386,457 - en.wikipedia.org

9. On June 24, 2010, the Kansas City Kings selected DeMarcus Cousins with the 5th pick of the 2010 NBA draft.

FactSnippet No. 386,456 - en.wikipedia.org

10. The Kansas City Kings lost key players over the off-season, with backup Ronnie Price leaving for the Utah Jazz, and Corliss Williamson retiring.

FactSnippet No. 386,455 - en.wikipedia.org

11. The Kansas City Kings selected Spencer Hawes with the 10th overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft.

FactSnippet No. 386,454 - en.wikipedia.org

12. The Kansas City Kings missed the 2007 NBA Playoffs, the first time in eight seasons.

FactSnippet No. 386,453 - en.wikipedia.org

13. Kansas City Kings was traded along with Otis Thorpe to the Washington Wizards for Chris Webber in May 1998.

FactSnippet No. 386,452 - en.wikipedia.org

14. Kansas City Kings would go on to play his entire career with the Kings and had 5,833 career points.

FactSnippet No. 386,451 - en.wikipedia.org

15. The Kansas City Kings had the misfortune of entering this period competing with the Kansas City Comets for the winter sports dollar, when the Comets were led by marketers—the Leiweke brothers.

FactSnippet No. 386,449 - en.wikipedia.org

16. Kansas City Kings was not fired for good until he rehired coach Phil Johnson, whom he had fired in mid-season in Kansas City ten years before.

FactSnippet No. 386,448 - en.wikipedia.org

17. Kansas City Kings finally achieved some success in their new home when they hired Cotton Fitzsimmons as coach.

FactSnippet No. 386,446 - en.wikipedia.org

18. In 1975, the Kansas City Kings ceased playing home games in Omaha and simply became the Kansas City Kings.

FactSnippet No. 386,444 - en.wikipedia.org

19. Kansas City Kings are one of the oldest continuously operating professional basketball franchises in the nation.

FactSnippet No. 386,443 - en.wikipedia.org

20. The Kansas City Kings are the only team in the major professional North American sports leagues located in Sacramento.

FactSnippet No. 386,442 - en.wikipedia.org