2005–06 Sacramento Kings season

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2005–06 Sacramento Kings season
20th Season in Sacramento
Head coach Rick Adelman
General manager Geoff Petrie
Owner(s) The Maloof Family
Arena Arco Arena
Record 44–38 (.537)
Place Division: 4th (Pacific)
Conference: 8th (Western)
Playoff finish First round (lost 4–2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television CSN West, KXTV
Radio KHTK
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NBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 23 Francisco García Guard  Dominican Republic Louisville

Regular season[edit]

The 2005-06 season started off poorly, as the Kings had a hard time finding chemistry in the team. Newcomers Bonzi Wells and Shareef Abdur-Rahim made major contributions early in the season, but both fell victim to the injury bug and missed a significant number of games. As the Kings' dismal season continued, the Maloofs decided to make a major move.

Popular sharpshooting small forward Peja Stojakovic was traded for Ron Artest, long known for his volatile temper. Artest guaranteed the Kings would make the playoffs. With Artest in the lineup, the Kings had a 20-9 record after the 2006 NBA All-Star Weekend, which was the second best post-All-Star break record that season. The Kings finished the regular season with a 44-38 record, which placed them 4th in the Pacific Division.


Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Phoenix Suns 54 28 .659 - 31–10 23–18 10–6
x-Los Angeles Clippers 47 35 .573 7 27–14 20–21 7–9
x-Los Angeles Lakers 45 37 .549 9 27–14 18–23 9–7
x-Sacramento Kings 44 38 .537 10 27–14 17–24 10–6
Golden State Warriors 34 48 .415 20 21–20 13–28 4–12

Player stats[edit]

Note: GP= Games played; REB= Rebounds; AST= Assists; STL = Steals; BLK = Blocks; PTS = Points; AVG = Average

Ron Artest
Shareef Abdur-Rahim
Bonzi Wells
Mike Bibby
Brad Miller (basketball)
Francisco García


  • The Kings obtained the 8th seed of the Western Conference playoffs, and were matched up in the first round against the San Antonio Spurs in a seven-game series. The Spurs beat the Kings in the first round 4-2.

Awards and honors[edit]