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Sacramento Kings Getting Inside 2009-10-08

Sacramento Kings Getting Inside 2009-10-08The mood is improving in Sacramento.

With the regular season still weeks away and the sanctity of their spotless record intact, the Kings have enjoyed positive news on almost all relevant fronts recently.

Kings co-owner Gavin Maloof told The Sacramento Bee that the team has no plans to file for relocation by the March deadline, meaning the team's Sacramento stay, which began in 1985, will have at least one more season. He preached patience, too, saying the Maloof family would be patient until a plan is in place for an arena to replace outdated Arco Arena.

Maloof went on to make quite the declarative statement about the team's president of basketball operations, Geoff Petrie, as well. With Petrie's contract set to expire and no extension discussions as yet, Maloof told The Bee Petrie will be here next season and beyond if he so desires.

"You have to be loyal," Maloof told The Bee. "We were in the playoffs eight straight years. That just doesn't happen. And Geoff put that team together, so if he did it once, he can do it again. And if we did it once, we can do it again."

Lastly, the team has been raving about the energy and excitement surrounding its young core. Yet on the same day Maloof was making such significant declarations, their prized rookie, No. 4 draft pick Tyreke Evans, underwent an MRI after feeling pain his left knee. Evans, however, kept the good vibes going when the test was negative and he returned to action for that night's practice.

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Added: October 8, 2009


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