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THE TEAM: The Sacramento Kings are one of the oldest franchises in NBA history with one World Championship, nine Hall of Fame players, twenty-nine playoff appearances, eight retired numbers, and two players voted to the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players team. The Sports by the Numbers team takes great pride in exploring the Kings’ greatest moments, ...
THE TEAM: The Sacramento Kings are one of the oldest franchises in NBA history with one World Championship, nine Hall of Fame players, twenty-nine playoff appearances, eight retired numbers, and two players voted to the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players team. The Sports by the Numbers team takes great pride in exploring the Kings’ greatest moments, legends, players, and teams by providing fans with a unique and captivating numerical framework.
THE FORMAT: The presentation created by the authors distinguishes Sports by the Numbers from everything else available today. Sacramento Kings is composed of ten chapters, each offering one hundred numbered “mini-stories”—facts, anomalies, records, coincidences, and enthralling lore and trivia. Each chapter begins with a stirring introduction highlighting the many exciting stories detailed in that chapter.
INTERACTIVE: Numerical entries tagged with SBTN-All Star and SBTN-Hall of Fame logos are scattered throughout this book. These logos indicate that more information is available at our website www.sportsbythenumbers.com. Just click on the athletic locker in the bottom right-hand corner of the homepage and access additional reading material, audio and video clips, and more.
Sports by the Numbers books are not just for the die-hard sports fan, but for every fan and sports history reader who loves sports and wants to know more about their heroes and favorite teams. They will quench any fan’s thirst for entertainment and knowledge.
About the Authors: Daniel J. Brush, David Horne, and Marc CB Maxwell, also known as the Sports by the Numbers Guys, are the award-winning authors of the Sports by the Numbers series. Other titles include, NASCAR, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, Boston Celtics, New York Yankees, Penn State Football, and Louisville Basketball to name a few.
Preface Acknowledgments xii
The "Locker" xvi
Chapter 1 World Champions 1
Chapter 2 The Big O 19
Chapter 3 Mitch Richmond 37
Chapter 4 Tiny 55
Chapter 5 Jack Twyman 71
Chapter 6 Maurice Stokes 87
Chapter 7 East to West: The Most Traveled Team in the NBA 103
Chapter 8 The Departed 119
Chapter 9 The Fix? 135
Chapter 10 The Future 151
Posted January 4, 2014