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Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
One of the short term objectives for George Karl is assembling his coaching staff in Sacramento and it’s likely that the Kings existing assistants will remain intact — with perhaps one addition, CSNCalifornia.com is learning. According to league sources, Mitch Richmond and Coby Karl are possible additions. Richmond — a Hall of Famer, former King, and current scout for the franchise — may be in the mix to join Karl’s staff. Coby Karl, George’s son, is currently playing professionally in Germany and is under contract. So a more likely scenario is that the younger Karl joins the Sacramento ranks this summer.
Malone now joins Shareef Abdur-Rahim on the list of ousted employees the Kings hired before D’Alessandro and Chris Mullin — the latter a top adviser who has Ranadivé’s ear. Abdur-Rahim expressed disagreement with D’Alessandro, Mullin, and Mitch Richmond during the draft process, and left the team shortly after an argument on draft night, per several league sources.
NBA Hall of Famer Mitch Richmond has a very clear message for Michael Sam — don’t give up — telling TMZ Sports that he hopes Sam does everything he can to keep his NFL dream alive. Richmond was out in Calabasas when our camera guy asked the 6-time All-Star and Cowboys fan about Sam being cut from the ‘Boys practice squad to make room for another player.
With a Kings logo prominent among the emblems gracing the flowing red curtains behind him, Mitch Richmond – light dancing off his diamond earrings and a black suit jacket draped over the broad shoulders that carried his teams to countless hard-fought victories – soaked in his biggest basketball moment at Friday’s Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony. “It’s finally hit me,” he said softly, shortly before stepping foot inside the majestic Springfield Symphony Hall auditorium. “I’m just glad (the Hall of Fame) didn’t overlook me, because I felt underrated my whole career. Having the opportunity now to be rewarded for all the hard work, the sweat I put in, those hours in the gym, I can say it really paid off and it was all worth it.”
09 Aug 14
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is welcoming its newest group of inductees. Former NBA Commissioner David Stern led the class of 10 that received its membership blazers on Thursday. The induction gala is Friday night down the street from the hoops shrine. Also in the class of 2014 are former NBA stars Alonzo Mourning and Mitch Richmond and NCAA championship-winning coaches Nolan Richardson of Arkansas and Gary Williams of Maryland.
Stern will be enshrined Friday in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, part of a 2014 class that includes former players Alonzo Mourning and Mitch Richmond, along with NCAA championship-winning coaches Nolan Richardson and Gary Williams. Stern ended his run as commissioner after exactly 30 years on Feb. 1 — he won’t say retired, because he’s still working — and once thought he would wait five years for induction, same as players. Officials from the NBA and Hall of Fame persuaded him otherwise, and nobody is arguing that he belongs immediately. “It would be hard to overstate the impact I think David has had on the game of basketball. Admitting that I’m prejudiced toward basketball, David Stern could go down in our era as the greatest commissioner of all-time in all sports,” said former NBA coach and ESPN analyst P.J. Carlesimo.
Sacramento Kings officials are bringing two Hall of Famers to meet forward Rudy Gay early next week in hopes of convincing him to exercise the option in his contract for next season, sources told Yahoo Sports. Gay has to decide by June 30 whether to exercise a contract option that will pay him $19.3 million next season. Hall of Famers Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond, a former Kings star, are expected to join Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, general manager Pete D’Alessandro and head coach Michael Malone when they meet with Gay.
Playing in Sacramento, a smaller market away from the lime-light of the NBA’s elite cities like Los Angeles and Chicago surely contributed to his lack of stardom. Because of that, Richmond felt he may never become a Hall-of-Famer. “You have those thoughts,” Richmond admitted. “The main thing is you try to look at the body of work. I think when you look back at it, I wasn’t just a scorer, I tried to play the overall game. “I want to thank the (Hall of Fame voters) for looking beyond that, because I felt like I won everywhere I went, I just had a stumbling block here in Sacramento.”
Under appreciated no more. Mitch Richmond’s greatest accomplishment of his career happened in his retirement. Richmond, the former Sacramento Kings legend, who was a 6-time All Star during his seven seasons with the team, returned to Sleep Train Arena on Wednesday to be recognized as a Hall-of-Famer during the season finale. “That’s truly amazing, it really is,” Richmond told News10. “And I can say I accomplished this (before) turning 50. I still feel like a young man and this is just an unbelievable accomplishment.”
08 Apr 14
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the 10 members of the Class of 2014 to be honored August 7-9, 2014 during this year’s Enshrinement Ceremonies. This year’s list includes Immaculata University’s AIAW National Championship teams of the early 1970s, seven-time NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning, 1994 Naismith, NABC Coach of the Year Nolan Richardson, six-time NBA All-Star Mitch Richmond and NCAA National Championship coach Gary Williams. They join the five directly elected members who were announced during the NBA All-Star Weekend in February by distinguished committees focused on preserving all areas from the game of basketball. They include Bob Leonard voted in from the American Basketball Association (ABA) Committee, Nat Clifton from the Early African American Pioneers Committee, Sarunas Marciulionis from the International Committee, Guy Rodgers from the Veterans Committee and David Stern from the Contributor Direct Election Committee.
The NBA doesn’t have a Hall of Fame, leaving the duty of honoring its all-time greats to the Basketball Hall of Fame – an organization hung up on honoring players and coaches (way too many coaches) based on accomplishments at lesser levels. Its processes are both screwed up and secretive (though maybe the former will get marginally better). Advice: Never predict who will be enshrined, and don’t dwell on who should be enshrined. It doesn’t make sense and won’t make sense. But that doesn’t mean we can’t take a few moments to honor those elected in what’s still a huge honor. Five former NBA players were finalists this year, and two were reportedly elected. In: Alonzo Mourning Mitch Richmond Out: Tim Hardaway Kevin Johnson Spencer Haywood
Who was the toughest player for you to guard during your career? DA: There was a couple. When I played it was tough. I was a tough guard but think about it, you had these shooting guards: Michael Jordan, Reggie Miller, Mitch Richmond, Latrell Sprewell, Allan Houston, Steve Smith, JR Rider… Just naming those guys, you knew you had a tough night every night and if you watched on TV you said ‘Man, this is a great game!’ Now you can’t name me five apart from Kobe [Bryant], [James] Harden and maybe Joe Johnson… It was fun back then. Mario Elie, Allen Iverson was a two-guard back then… There was a bunch of talent. Now? There’s nothing.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson on being named a finalist for the 2014 Basketball Hall of Fame: Via official statement from his office: “It is a tremendous honor to be chosen as a finalist for the Hall of Fame and I am sincerely humbled. It is especially gratifying to be recognized by the Committee for all of the hard work and effort we all put into the game. To be considered along with three great peers of mine, Tim (Hardaway), (Alonzo Mourning, and (Mitch Richmond), as well as (Spencer Haywood), is icing on the cake,” said Johnson.
The bigger names mentioned in the Kings’ search so far — Bird, Mullin and Dunleavy, as well as Spurs GM R.C. Buford — reflect a desire on the part of the ownership group led by Ranadive to have an experienced, recognizable leader at the top of the franchise’s basketball operations. That role could take the form of the advisory role occupied by West with the Warriors, sources said. Mullin, a Warriors great, is close friends with Mitch Richmond, who is a minority investor in the Kings.
For a cool $9.4 million, you can own Mitch Richmond’s Southern California home. The former Sacramento Kings superstar put his 12,953 square foot home on the market last month and it is still available. It sits on a 2.28 acre lot and features six bedrooms and nine bathrooms in a gated community in Calabasas. Some of its main features are:
Add Mitch Richmond to the list of athletes who go hard in the pool department (see: Gilbert Arenas, Keenan McCardell, Warren Sapp, Hines Ward). The legendary Sacramento Kings shooting guard is selling his massive Calabasas spread, which is how we come to know that Richmond has everything one could want and more in an outdoor leisure setup.
Another player with South Florida ties revealed Thursday he did not make the Hall of Fame. Former star guard Mitch Richmond, a native of Fort Lauderdale who was among the 12 finalists, revealed on Twitter, “I just Got some Bad News, i Didnt make the hall of fame. Sad day.’’
Johnson also announced that former Kings great Mitch Richmond would join the local ownership group and that the city’s proposal would include an option to return WNBA basketball to Sacramento. Sources close to the situation told PBT that the framework of the offer delivered to the NBA on Friday was very close to Seattle’s $341 million offer for a controlling 65 percent interest in the club. NBA spokesman Tim Frank confirmed delivery of the offer on Friday, the day of the deadline.
Inside Sleep Train Arena, Mitch Richmond‘s No. 2 hangs proudly in the rafters. But that banner could be coming down if the Sacramento Kings move to Seattle. In the conclusion of our two-part conversation with the 2013 hall of fame finalist, Cowbell Kingdom gauges Richmond’s thoughts on the Kings relocation saga and this year’s team.
Regardless of the outcome, the two friends and former foes that represent the best of Sacramento and Seattle’s storied basketball histories hope that a resolution comes soon. If anything, for the sake of closure for two proud fanbases. “They’ve been going through some mixed emotions,” Richmond said of the ordeal Kings fans have experienced these last two years. ”But hopefully, you know it all works out. Going through some tough times right now, but hopefully they can continue to keep that team, build them a new arena, get the city back excited again and go from there.”
With the future of the Sacramento Kings in question and the possibility of a Sonics return to Seattle, Mitch Richmond and Gary Payton find themselves in a precarious position. By this time next year, Payton’s No. 20 could be hanging in the rafters of KeyArena, while Richmond’s No. 2 banner might be locked away in storage somewhere in Sacramento. In retirement, they are the closest of friends. The two sat next to each other as they were announced as finalists for this year’s hall of fame class on Friday. The two acknowledge it’s a bizarre situation they are in as the cities they once called home jockey for position in the fight for the Kings. “Yeah, we talked about that,” Richmond told Cowbell Kingdom of his hopes that the Kings stay in Sacramento juxtaposed to Payton’s desire to bring back the Sonics. “He wants his jersey up and I don’t want my jersey down. So I think it’s a little bit combination of both.”