The Kings/Monarchs Training Facility opened its doors in December 2000. The state-of-the-art, $9.1 million, 38,500 square foot facility stands adjacent to the team’s home, ARCO Arena. Ten months after the groundbreaking ceremonies on February 23, 2000, the Kings held their fi rst practice in the facility on December 26, 2000. DPR Construction (Sacramento) was contracted to build the facility that Boora Architects (Portland) had designed. The facility includes a number of fi rst-class amenities. With 24-hour dedicated access for players, coaches, and basketball staffs, the structure features two full-size basketball courts, locker room facilities for the Kings and Monarchs, and offi ce suites for the coaches and the entire basketball operation staffs of both teams. Additionally, the facility includes a spacious weight room with the latest in training and fi tness equipment and a separate treatment and rehabilitation area. The structure also houses a video scouting room with hightech videotaping and editing equipment, a practice viewing area for VIPs, a fully equipped media workroom, a visiting team locker room, and a player’s lounge. Construction • Ten-month fast-track construction project was built in two main sections: a precast tilt panel structure with a steel joist roof that encases two full-size basketball courts, while the balance of the building, containing offi ces, locker rooms, and training areas, is wood frame construction. Offi ce Space • 22 offi ces for Kings/Monarchs coaches and staff with an additional six open-air work spaces. • Motion sensor security system, utilizing key and thumb print access from exterior. • Motion sensitive lighting system to reduce power usage. • Each offi ce equipped with custom-made, woodbased furniture to fi t the needs of the individual. • Televisions provided in all offi ces with VCR and/or DVD players in most offi ces. • Spacious reception area, featuring a basketballthemed reception/security desk and a 40-inch plasma television. • Conference room with a 12-person, solid maple conference table and a 61-inch high definition projection television and in-house sound system. • Owners, management, and coaches offi ces have window views of basketball courts. • 15 new desktop and laptop computers for use both in the offi ce and when on the road. The network is powered by two servers that house the facility’s e-mail system, databases, fi le storage, and remote access software. • 86 phone lines with each offi ce connected by two lines for a digital phone and an analog modem line. Training Room • Offi ces for the trainer, assistant trainer, strength coach, and team physicians for both the Kings and Monarchs. • Two taping chairs and three treatment tables. • Three whirlpools for ice treatment, heat massage, and aqua rehabilitation. • 10-person steam room. 4 2004-05 SACRAMENTO KINGS MEDIA GUIDE TRAINING FACILITY Basketball Courts • Two full-size basketball courts designed as exact replicas to the Kings and Monarchs fl oor at ARCO Arena. • Permanent hardwood fl ooring, hand-crafted and painted with Kings and Monarchs logos. • Four permanent basketball stanchions with an additional four available portable stanchions. • Fully-functional scoreboard and possession clocks. • Court area also includes a stereo system powered by six speakers connected to the centralized audio system. Locker Rooms • Five separate locker rooms for Kings players, Monarchs players, Kings coaches, Monarchs coaches, and visiting teams. • Kings and Monarchs locker rooms include 18 locker stalls, 61-inch high defi nition projection televisions with VCR and DVD, a 10-speaker stereo system connected to the centralized audio system, custom made heightened sinks, and individually monogrammed player robes and towels. Workout Room • 2,300-square-foot area featuring 37 pieces of the latest high-tech cardio and weight training equipment as well as an extensive selection of free weights. • Six wall-mounted 32-inch televisions and a high fi delity stereo system. • Stereo and television audio system is designed with individual wireless headphones to personalize television and stereo selection. Equipment Room • 36x36 foot area with built-in storage for all the Kings and Monarchs’ shoes and apparel. • Industrial washer and dryers. • Inside loading and unloading dock.
HISTORY OF OWNERSHIP The Sacramento Kings begin their sixth season under the ownership efforts of the Maloof family, which took over control of the Kings and ARCO Arena on July 1, 1999. The Maloofs succeeded Jim Thomas, who had owned the franchise since April 6, 1992. The Maloof family’s interest in purchasing the Kings, Monarchs (WNBA), and ARCO Arena originated in 1997 when they contacted Thomas regarding the availability of the teams and arena. On January 14, 1998, the Maloofs completed the purchase of a minority limited partnership in the organization’s franchises and ARCO Arena. On January 15, 1999, the Maloofs subsequently purchased controlling interest, effective July 1, 1999. The NBA Board of Governors unanimously approved the ownership transfer on May 7, 1999, in New York, at which time the Board of Governors appointed Joe Maloof to the Board. The Maloof family’s primary goal is striving toward providing complete customer and employee satisfaction and keeping a long-term commitment to the fans and Sacramento community that call the organization their own. The Kings franchise made its NBA debut in 1948 as the Rochester Royals under the ownership of Les Harrison. Harrison also served as the club’s head coach for the fi rst seven seasons, and in 1951 he guided the Royals to the fi rst and only NBA World Championship title in franchise history. The team was moved to Cincinnati in 1957 where one year later it became a public corporation. In 1966, brothers Max and Jeremy Jacobs purchased the club and maintained ownership through the team’s move to Kansas City in 1972-73. A group of 10 Kansas City-based businessmen purchased the club in 1973 for an excess of $5 million. The same group held proprietorship through May of 1982 when ownership was restructured so that only three partners remained, Leon Karosen, H. Paul Rosenberg, and Robert J. Margolin. Three months later, three New York-based businessmen joined the Kansas City ownership group. On June 8, 1983, the Kings were sold to a local business group that is responsible for bringing NBA basketball to the Capitol City, as Joseph Benvenuti, Frank and Gregg Lukenbill, Bob A. Cook, Frank McCormick, and Stephen H. Cippa purchased the Kansas City Kings LES HARRISON for approximately $10.5 million. In January of 1985, the group petitioned the NBA Board of Governors for permission to move the franchise to Sacramento. Nine months later, the Kings’ Sacramento-era began as the club played its fi rst-ever contest before a sold out crowd at the temporary ARCO Arena site. Twenty NBA seasons later, the club continues to play before large crowds in a beautiful ARCO Arena building constructed by the Lukenbill-Benvenuti ownership group. 2004-05 SACRAMENTO KINGS MEDIA GUIDE 5