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September 24, 2014 Updates

Chris Gilbert, the Bighorns’ assistant general manager, could take over the Reno team if no one is brought in to replace Abdur-Rahim. Gilbert is also the Kings’ coordinator of basketball operations, working closely with D’Alessandro and assistant general manager Mike Bratz. Gilbert joined the Kings last season after eight seasons with the Warriors in various roles. He started working for the Warriors after playing four seasons at UC Santa Cruz and graduating in 2005. Gilbert was with the Warriors when D’Alessandro was Golden State’s assistant general manager under Chris Mullin, who now is an adviser to Ranadive Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Kings broadcaster Kayte Christensen was released from the Sacramento County Jail Tuesday after being arrested for driving under the influence Monday. She had a blood alcohol level of 0.08 when she was arrested Monday, according to online arrest logs. Jail records indicate she was released Tuesday. Further information about her arrest were not immediately known. Merced Sun-Star

“I want to be forthcoming because I deeply regret the choices I made last night. First, I want to apologize to my family because they know this is not behavior that is indicative of my character. I also am sincerely sorry to the Sacramento Kings organization and all our fans who put faith and confidence in me,” she said in a statement release by the Kings. She also said she takes full responsibility for her actions and that she looks forward to winning back the trust of the public and young fans. Merced Sun-Star

September 22, 2014 Updates
September 20, 2014 Updates

The Sacramento Kings continue to advance their efforts to enhance the fan experience through the use of technology, as the team is now experimenting with 3D printing. The organization has teamed up with Sacramento’s Hacker Lab to apply the new tech in a variety of ways, beginning as early as this season. The integration of 3D printing further authenticates the commitment to Kings Chairman and Majority Owner Vivek Ranadivé’s NBA 3.0 philosophy. “Everyone embraces technology around the Kings organization, so if anyone comes to me and says, ‘Lets do this,’ we can figure out ways to make it happen,” says Kings Senior Vice President of Strategy, Innovation and Technology Ryan Montoya. NBA.com

Free-agent guard Ramon Sessions has reached agreement on a two-year, $4.2 million deal with the Sacramento Kings, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Sessions, one of the best available players left on the market, will join free agent Darren Collison and rookie Nik Stauskas as fresh faces in the Kings' backcourt rotation. The Kings are using the bi-annual exception provision to sign Sessions. Yahoo! Sports

Adrian Wojnarowski: Sessions will sign a two-year deal for $4.2m, using the bi-annual exception, sources tell Yahoo. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

Shams Charania: Ramon Sessions' two-year free agent deal with the Sacramento Kings is fully guaranteed -- no options -- source tells RealGM. Twitter @ShamsCharania

Sam Amick: Kings have big plans for Ramon Sessions, who (as Yahoo reported) has agreed to 2-year, $4.2 mil deal (bi-annual). See him as combo guard. Twitter @sam_amick

September 19, 2014 Updates

With the new Kings regime came a lot of ties to the Silicon Valley, which in turn, has created the potential for molding technology with sports in Sacramento. At the forefront of that push is co-owner Andy Miller, who is in charge of technology for the Kings. With the demolition of Downtown Plaza over a month-and-half in, the Kings continue to delve into ways to link the new arena with innovative technology. One thing Miller, the former vice president of mobile advertising with Apple, says the team is looking into is "smart" lighting. "Not just LED, but equipped with sensors to monitor traffic flow and environmental conditions, networked to provide data and control. It will give us a lot of data for easing congestion, safety and energy savings," Miller said. Sactown Royalty

The Kings also are looking into expanded Wi-Fi offerings that aren't even scheduled for limited release until 2016, according to Miller. The new arena is slated to open in October 2016. The new arena is slated to open in October 2016. Other new technology that is being reviewed relates to sound, seat comfort, fabrics, traffic, parking, loyalty and beacon technology. The Kings will be testing some new technology in limited pockets of Sleep Train Arena this season in order to "work out the kinks for the new arena." Sactown Royalty

The Kings app will also be completely redesigned. The goal is to launch a new version when the season begins. Miller and company wants it to be the first "state-ware" app in sports. Sactown Royalty

September 18, 2014 Updates

Ryan Hollins: Today was amazing, blessed to officially sign! @Sacramento Kings @Omri Casspi @Carl Landry #WorkWorkWork http://t.co/YcjVfg4Qs6 Twitter @TheRyanHollins



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