Kings fans may disagree, but according to a list of thejerseys of every team in the four major professional leagues, Sacramentos uniforms are the worst insports.The Kings came in at No. 122 in Paul Lukas jersey powerrankings at Uni Watch on ESPN.com. Lukas has unveiled No. 122 down to No. 76,working his way to No. 1 by the end of the week. No other Bay Area teams madethe bottom two-fifths of the rankings.Lukas cited the Kings brutal color scheme, illegiblechest lettering on the home jersey, oddly off-center front uni numbers,clownish number font and completely incongruous old-school script on theblack alternate as his reasons for placing Sacramento last.The Kings finished behind the Cincinnati Bengals, BrooklynNets, Minnesota Vikings and Colorado Avalanche to round out the bottom five ofthe rankings.Although the list mostly balances football, basketball andhockey jerseys, Lukas does appear to favor MLB jerseys, only naming one baseballteam the San Diego Padres among his bottom 22 jerseys. Eight NBA and NFLteams composed the rest of that bottom part of the list along with five NHLteams.The Kings choice of purple, though commonly linked withroyalty, does open themselves up to strong opinions whether positive ornegative. Lukas inclusion of theVikings among his bottom five jerseys indicates any purple jersey was probablydoomed to finish low in the rankings.Other purple teams dot the lower half of the list, includingthe Phoenix Suns at No. 77, the Colorado Rockies at No. 88 and the BaltimoreRavens at No. 93.Do you think the Kings have the worst jerseys among majorprofessional teams? Which Bay Area teams have the best and worst jerseys?Comment below!
The Kings' playoff drought is at 11 years and according to head coach Dave Joerger, it's going to last a few more years.
Speaking on Sirius XM NBA Radio on Tuesday, Joerger was asked about the differences between his coaching gigs with Sacramento and Memphis, and outlined the Kings' timeline for reaching the postseason.
"It's different. It's been a great learning experience for me. It's going to be an interesting process. You know, three years from now we hope to be in the playoffs. And so how do we do that? We were just talking about Memphis and it's the same thing. So if you're management, there's a couple times a year, two or three times that are really hot. Trade deadline, draft, free agency, boom, boom, boom. We're in Memphis sitting there getting 50 wins a year. Okay, maybe the trade deadline came and went, maybe we got a guy, maybe not, not too stressful. Get the 23rd, 24th pick in the draft," Joerger said.
"It's different now. In this situation, it's a higher pick, now free agency has a little bit more focus on it. So how we execute in free agency, how we execute our draft picks and how we execute at the trade deadline as this thing builds, you try to go too fast, you can make mistakes. But I think slow and steady wins the race," Joerger concluded.
So Kings fans can look forward to the 2019-20 season when the team returns to the playoffs.
Joerger is at the helm of a Kings team that is in full rebuild mode. The team traded center DeMarcus Cousins during the All-Star break and turned the team over to several first and second-year players. They posted a 32-50 record during the 2016-17 season, good for a third-place finish in the Pacific Division.
The Kings hold the No. 5, 10 and 34 picks in the upcoming 2017 NBA Draft and will add to their stable of young players.
With the NBA Draft Lottery in the books, the Kings can now start hosting players and will bring in six prospects for a workout on Thursday, May 18.
Here are the six players that will participate in the workout in Sacramento.
Wesley Iwundu (G – 6’7” 205 lbs.) Kansas State
Brynton Lemar (G – 6’4” 195 lbs.) UC Davis
Landen Lucas (C – 6’10” 240 lbs.) Kansas
Eric Mika (C – 6’10” 233 lbs.) BYU
Naz Mitrou-Long (G – 6’4” 203 lbs.) Iowa State
Tai Webster (G – 6’4” 188 lbs.) Nebraska
The Kings hold the No. 5, 10 and 34 picks in the 2017 NBA Draft, which takes place on Thursday, June 22.