Sacramento Kings

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Sacramento Kings
First Season
Team History
Sacramento Kings (1985-present)
Kansas City Kings (1975-85)
Kansas City-Omaha Kings (1972-75)
Cincinnati Royals (1957-72)
Rochester Royals (1945-57)
Rochester Pros (1943-45)
Rochester Eber Seagrams (1942-43)
Rochester Seagrams (1923-42)
National Basketball Association (1949-present)
  • Western Conference (1972–present)
    • Pacific Division (1988-present)
    • Midwest Division (1972-88)
  • Eastern Conference (1970-72)
    • Central Division (1970-72)
  • Eastern Division (1962-70)
  • Western Division (1950-62)
  • Central Division (1949-50)

Basketball Association of America (1948-49)

  • Western Division (1948-49)

National Basketball League (1945-48)

Golden 1 Center (2016-present)
Sleep Train Arena (1988-2016)
Kemper Arena (1974-85)
Omaha Civic Auditorium (1972-75)
Kansas City Municipal Auditorium (1972-74)
Cincinnati Gardens (1957-72)
Rochester War Memorial (1955-57)
Edgerton Park Arena (1945-55)
Key People
Players • Head Coaches • Executives

The Sacramento Kings are an American professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. The Kings compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the Western Conference Pacific Division. The Kings are the only team in the major professional North American sports leagues located in Sacramento.

The franchise began with the Rochester Seagrams (a semi-professional team) from Rochester, New York, that formed in 1923 and hosted a number of teams there over the next 20 years. They joined the National Basketball League in 1945 as the renamed Rochester Royals, winning that league's championship in their first season. They later jumped with three other NBL teams to the Basketball Association of America, the forerunner of the NBA, in 1948.


Home programs by season

Season/Date Type Opponent Venue
Rochester Royals
1946-47 Regular Season n/a Schenectady State Armory
Regular Season n/a Edgerton Park Arena
1948-49 Regular Season (1 • 2) n/a Edgerton Park Arena
1949-50 Regular Season (1 • 2) n/a Edgerton Park Arena
1950-51 Exhibition NC State Wolfpack William Neal Reynolds Coliseum
1953-54 Regular Season Milwaukee Hawks Edgerton Park Arena
December 27, 1955 Regular Season Syracuse Nationals Madison Square Garden
1955-56 Regular Season n/a Rochester Community War Memorial
Cincinnati Royals
1958-59 Regular Season (1 • 2) n/a Cincinnati Gardens
1959-60 Regular Season n/a Cincinnati Gardens
1961-62 Regular Season n/a Cincinnati Gardens
1962-63 Regular Season n/a Cincinnati Gardens
1963-64 Postseason Boston Celtics Cincinnati Gardens
1964-65 Regular Season n/a Cincinnati Gardens
1965-66 Regular Season n/a Cincinnati Gardens
1966-67 Regular Season n/a Cincinnati Gardens
1967-68 Regular Season (1 • 2) n/a Cincinnati Gardens
1968-69 Regular Season (1 • 2) n/a Cincinnati Gardens
1969-70 Regular Season n/a Cincinnati Gardens
March 12, 1971 Regular Season Boston Celtics Omaha Civic Auditorium
1971-72 Regular Season n/a Cincinnati Gardens
Kansas City-Omaha Kings
1972-73 Regular Season n/a Municipal Auditorium
1974-75 Regular Season n/a Omaha Civic Auditorium
Postseason Chicago Bulls Kemper Arena
Sacramento Kings
December 7, 2003 Regular Season Indiana Pacers ARCO Arena
February 16, 2010 Regular Season Boston Celtics ARCO Arena

Media guides and yearbooks by season

Media guides

1960s 1960-61 • 1961-62 • 1962-63 • 1964-65
1970s 1971-72 • 1972-73 • 1973-74 • 1974-75 • 1976-77 • 1979-80
1980s 1987-88 • 1989-90
1990s 1999-2000
2000s 2001-02 • 2005-06
2010s 2017-18 • 2018-19 • 2019-20


1960s 1966-67 • 1967-68 • 1968-69 • 1969-70
1970s 1970-71
2010s 2014-15
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National Basketball Association (2021-22)
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Dallas Mavericks (American Airlines Center)
Houston Rockets (Toyota Center)
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