Stockton Kings

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Stockton Kings
Stockton Kings logo
League NBA G League
Founded 2008
History Reno Bighorns
2008–2018
Stockton Kings
2018–present
Arena Stockton Arena
Location Stockton, California
Team colors Purple, slate gray, black[1][2]
              
Team manager Anthony McClish
Head coach Tyrone Ellis
Ownership Vivek Ranadivé, Herb Santos Jr. and Steven Adams (20% minority)
Affiliation(s) Sacramento Kings
Championships 0
Division/Conference titles 3 (2011, 2016, 2018)
Website stockton.gleague.nba.com

The Stockton Kings are an American professional basketball team of the NBA G League, based in Stockton, California. They are owned and operated by their NBA parent club, the Sacramento Kings. The Kings compete in the G League's Western Conference Pacific Division, beginning play in the 2008–09 season with their home games at the Reno Events Center as the Reno Bighorns.

History

Reno Bighorns

Logo for the Reno Bighorns during their last season.

The Reno Bighorns began play in the 2008–09 season with their home games at the Reno Events Center. Their namesake was the desert bighorn sheep, which is the state animal of Nevada.[3] The Bighorns were primarily affiliated with the Sacramento Kings, which has been with the team since its inception in 2008. Reno also had affiliations with the New York Knicks (2008–2009), Orlando Magic (2009–2010), Golden State Warriors (2010–2011), Atlanta Hawks (2011–2012), Memphis Grizzlies (2011–2013), and the Utah Jazz (2012–2013).

During the 2014–15 season the Bighorns led the NBA D-League in scoring[4] and also in call-ups to the NBA with seven.[citation needed] The performance of the team and players like Brady Heslip, Tajuan Porter, and Sim Bhullar garnered media attention in not only the Reno area[5] but also on a national scale with national outlets like The Dan Patrick Show[6] and CBS' The Late Late Show [7] putting a spotlight on the team. Head coach David Arseneault Jr. and his offense, called "The System"[8] were profiled by The Guardian in late February 2015 in an article that put a spotlight on the coach's innovative game plan that he helped to develop with his father at Grinnell College.[9]

On October 20, 2016, the Bighorns were purchased by their parent club, the Sacramento Kings, after being affiliated with the team since its inaugural season.[10] With the purchase, the Bighorns became the fifteenth D-League team to become directly owned by a parent club. The team slightly changed its logo the following season, changing the color scheme to match that of their parent team and adding a crown over the I to match it as well.[11]

Stockton Kings

On April 9, 2018, the Sacramento Kings revealed that they planned to move the club to Stockton, California, to play in the Stockton Arena pending league approval.[12] On April 17, the lease for the use of the arena was approved and the new team name was revealed as the Stockton Kings.[13][14] The Kings announced their first head coach in Stockton as former Northern Arizona Suns' head coach, Tyrone Ellis on August 13.[15]

Season-by-season results

Season Division Regular season Playoffs
Finish Wins Losses Pct.
Reno Bighorns
2008–09 Western 4th 25 25 .500
2009–10 Western 3rd 28 22 .560 Lost Round 1 (Rio Grande Valley) 1–2
2010–11 Western 1st 34 16 .680 Won Round 1 (Erie) 2–1
Lost Semifinals (Rio Grande Valley) 1–2
2011–12 Western 7th 21 29 .420
2012–13 Western 5th 16 34 .320
2013–14 Western 3rd 27 23 .540 Lost Round 1 (Fort Wayne) 0–2
2014–15 Western 3rd 20 30 .400
2015–16 Pacific 1st 33 17 .660 Lost First Round (Los Angeles) 1–2
2016–17 Pacific 4th 21 29 .420
Reno Bighorns
2017–18 Pacific 1st 29 21 .580 Lost Conf. Semifinal (South Bay) 109–126
Stockton Kings
Regular season 254 246 .508
Playoffs 5 10 .333

Current roster

Stockton Kings roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 2 Demps, Cody 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 193 lb (88 kg) 1993–12–02 Sacramento State
F 32 Gabriel, Wenyen (TW) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 213 lb (97 kg) 1997–03–26 Kentucky
F/C 20 Giles, Harry (NBA) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1998–04–22 Duke
G 37 Hearn, Reggie 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1991–08–14 Northwestern
G 9 Jones, Matt 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 204 lb (93 kg) 1994–12–05 Duke
G 6 Lucas, Kalin 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1989–05–24 Michigan State
C 15 Ochefu, Daniel 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1993–12–15 Villanova
G 5 Reynolds, Cameron 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1995–02–07 Tulane
F 13 Sullivan, Taren 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1995–07–30 Findlay
G 22 Vincent, Gabe 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1996–06–14 UC Santa Barbara
F 44 Walker, Anthony 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1993–07–22 Texas–Arlington
G 3 Williams, Marcus 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1985–12–03 Connecticut
F 0 Williams, Troy (TW) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 218 lb (99 kg) 1994–12–30 Indiana
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Tyler Gatlin
  • Rico Hines
  • Katr Luhring (Athletic Trainer)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (NBA) On assignment from NBA affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • (I) Inactive
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2018–04–26

Head coaches

# Head coach Term Regular season Playoffs Achievements
G W L Win% G W L Win%
1 Jay Humphries 2008–10 100 53 47 .530 3 1 2 .333
2 Eric Musselman 2010–11 50 34 16 .680 6 3 3 .500
3 Paul Mokeski 2011–12 50 21 29 .420
4 Jason Glover 2012–13 50 16 34 .320
5 Joel Abelson 2013–14 50 27 23 .540 2 0 2 .000
6 David Arseneault Jr. 2014–16 100 53 47 .530 3 1 2 .333
7 Darrick Martin 2016–18 100 50 50 .500 1 0 1 .000
8 Tyrone Ellis 2018–present

Notable Bighorns players

Below are a selection of players who have donned a Reno Bighorns uniform and in what year they played for Reno.[16]

2008–09:

2009–10:

2010–11:

2011–12:

2012–13:

2013–14:

2014–15:

2015–16:

2016–17:

Affiliates

Former affiliates [16]

References

  1. ^ "Stockton Kings Unveil New Branding, Connected to Rich Kings Franchise History and Proud Regional Roots". Stockton.GLeague.NBA.com (Press release). NBA Media Ventures, LLC. May 23, 2018. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  2. ^ "Stockton Kings Reproduction Guideline Sheet". NBA Properties, Inc. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  3. ^ "Reno Unveils Name And Logo For NBA D-League Team". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. July 31, 2008. Archived from the original on December 26, 2008. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "NBA Inside Stuff: Reno Bighorns High-Scoring Offense". NBA.com/Kings. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. December 6, 2015. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  5. ^ Ritenhouse, Duke (January 9, 2015). "Like offense? The Reno Bighorns are your team". Reno Gazette-Journal. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  6. ^ Wise, Jason (December 29, 2014). "Brady Heslip on Dan Patrick Show". NBA.com/Kings. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  7. ^ "Sim Bhullar on The Late Late Show 2-26-2015". YouTube. Retrieved 2015-12-06.
  8. ^ "David Arseneault Productions - The Formula for Success". davidarseneaultproductions.info. Retrieved 2015-10-09.
  9. ^ Carpenter, Les (February 20, 2015). "140 points a game – but are the Reno Bighorns a basketball experiment too far?". The Guardian. London. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  10. ^ "Sacramento Kings Buy Controlling Interest in NBA Development League's Reno Bighorns". OurSports Central. October 20, 2016.
  11. ^ Jones, Kyle (April 19, 2017). "Reno Bighorns Unveil New Color Identity to Create Visual Connection to Parent Club". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Archived from the original on April 24, 2017. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  12. ^ "Kings to Bring NBA G League Basketball to Stockton". GLeague.NBA.com (Press release). NBA Media Ventures, LLC. April 9, 2018. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  13. ^ "Stockton City Council Approves Kings G League Franchise Lease Agreement, Team Reveals Identity – Stockton Kings". Stockton.GLeague.NBA.com (Press release). NBA Media Ventures, LLC. April 17, 2018. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  14. ^ Phillips, Roger (April 17, 2018). "A regal welcome for the Stockton Kings". The Record. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  15. ^ "Stockton Kings name Ellis new head coach". Stockton Record. August 13, 2018.
  16. ^ a b "Reno Bighorns Roster - RealGM". Basketball.realgm.com. Retrieved 2015-12-06.

External links

  • Official website
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