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Geoff Petrie done soon in Sacramento?

Posted on: January 31, 2012 10:51 am
Edited on: January 31, 2012 10:51 am
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Posted by Royce Young

The Sacramento Kings are in a state of flux. Not only are they rebuilding and not only did they recently fire their coach, Paul Westphal, but they could potentially be relocating to another city.

The team has not done well since the peak of the Chris Webber era instead suffering through lottery season after season. Coaches have come and gone, but general manager Geoff Petrie, once considered one of the best in the game, has remained a constant. Well, now he could be the next thing to go, according to SBNation.com.
The Maloofs, who own the Sacramento Kings, have recently considered relieving longtime president of basketball operations Geoff Petrie of his position, multiple sources have told Sactown Royalty and SBNation.com. No move to replace Petrie, who has been the team's only personnel boss for the entirety of the Maloofs' ownership of the Kings, is imminent, but the family has, according to sources, reached out to a management agent within the past two weeks with eyes on lining up a successor.
It can't be surprising considering the massive failures within the Kings over the past five years. They've had four head coaches, they've been absolutely terrible and they have whiffed on a number of draft picks and free agent signings.

But with the threat of a potential move to Anaheim, there's just not much of a margin for error. You can blame coaches all you want, but sometimes it's a top down thing. And it starts with the Maloofs and then Petrie. The Maloofs aren't firing themselves, so next in line is the GM. The team isn't getting it done and so someone has to be held responsible. You can only fire so many coaches.
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Comments

Since: Feb 5, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 6:40 pm
 

Geoff Petrie done soon in Sacramento?

I think you only get so long to rebuild.

How long has it been?

Bottom line is always wins.

He had a good run.



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 5:35 pm
 

Geoff Petrie done soon in Sacramento?

well the gm's job is getting talent. getting the coach the players he needs to win. hedefinitly has not been doing a good job. maybe they can come back to kansas city. the johnson county soccer craze is over.



Since: Aug 8, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 12:48 pm
 

Geoff Petrie done soon in Sacramento?

If there is cows and patures here Id like to see them. Its just another city thats still growing, but the cows are gone.



Since: Mar 18, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 11:15 am
 

Geoff Petrie done soon in Sacramento?

I dont think they whiffed on draft picks. Maybe free agent signings. Then again when the city is Sacramento, when do you expect. Its a agricultural town. Full of cows and pasture. Tyreke Evans and believe or not Demarcus Cousins were great draft picks. Cousins is young, we know that. He is full of emotion and fire. Me personally, I like it. He wears it! He shows he has a pulse. Not to mention he is good. So I think they have a starting piece. Problem is that it's hard to keep those players around. Free agency is good and bad. How can small market be ablew to sell teams like Sac town and Orlando, and Cleveland to those players. I think also taht the expansion has hurt the NBA. Trying to be greedy. Vancouver, Toronto, Orlando and Charlotte. Did I miss one? Front office, well I dont know what goes on behind the scenes. What more can do with a team like that. I was rooting for Sac during those Webber days. They were one of my favorite teams to watch. I wanted them so bad to win a championship. Come to find out, they were bamboozled! What a shame. I hope they do well. Iam a avid NBA fan and wish nothing but the best for the league. I think it has too far in trying to make it grow. Market it yeah, but all these new rules in the game has taken away what we could really see!


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