2008–09 Sacramento Kings season

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2008–09 Sacramento Kings season
Head coachReggie Theus (games 1-24, fired)
Kenny Natt (interim, games 25-82)
General managerGeoff Petrie
ArenaARCO Arena
Results
Record17–65 (.207)
PlaceDivision: 5th (Pacific)
Conference: 15th (Western)
Playoff finishDid Not Qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionCSN California, KXTV
RadioKHTK
< 2007–08 2009–10 >

The 2008–09 Sacramento Kings season is the 64th season of the franchise, 60th in the National Basketball Association (NBA), 24th in Sacramento. The Kings finished with a franchise-worst 17–65. On December 15, 2008, the Kings fired their head coach Reggie Theus after an 6–18 start and replaced by Kenny Natt on the interim basis for the rest of the season. After the season, Natt and four assistant coaches were fired on April 24 and replaced by former Phoenix Suns head coach Paul Westphal on June 9.

Key dates[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 12 Jason Thompson Power forward  United States Rider
2 42 Sean Singletary Point guard  United States Virginia
2 43 Patrick Ewing, Jr. Power forward  United States Georgetown

Roster[edit]

Sacramento Kings roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 52 United States Booth, Calvin 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Penn State
F 3 Nigeria Diogu, Ike 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Arizona State
G/F 32 Dominican Republic García, Francisco 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Louisville
G/F 20 United States Greene, Donté 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 226 lb (103 kg) Syracuse
C 31 United States Hawes, Spencer 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Washington
G 24 United States Jackson, Bobby 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Minnesota
G 23 United States Martin, Kevin Injured 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 199 lb (90 kg) Western Carolina
G 7 United States McCants, Rashad 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 207 lb (94 kg) North Carolina
F 5 Argentina Nocioni, Andrés 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Argentina
F 15 United States Simmons, Cedric 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) North Carolina State
F 9 United States Thomas, Kenny 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 261 lb (118 kg) New Mexico
F/C 34 United States Thompson, Jason 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Rider
G 19 Slovenia Udrih, Beno 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Slovenia
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Roster Notes[edit]

  • Ike Diogu holds American citizenship, but he represents Nigeria in international play.

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
c-Los Angeles Lakers 65 17 .793 36–5 29–12 14–2 82
Phoenix Suns 46 36 .561 19 28–13 18–23 11–5 82
Golden State Warriors 29 53 .354 36 21–20 8–33 6–10 82
Los Angeles Clippers 19 63 .232 46 11–30 8–33 2–14 82
Sacramento Kings 17 65 .207 48 11–30 6–39 7–9 82
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Los Angeles Lakers 65 17 .793
2 y-Denver Nuggets 54 28 .659 11
3 y-San Antonio Spurs 54 28 .659 11
4 x-Portland Trail Blazers 54 28 .659 11
5 x-Houston Rockets 53 29 .646 12
6 x-Dallas Mavericks 50 32 .610 15
7 x-New Orleans Hornets 49 33 .598 16
8 x-Utah Jazz 48 34 .585 17
9 Phoenix Suns 46 36 .561 19
10 Golden State Warriors 29 53 .354 36
11 Minnesota Timberwolves 24 58 .293 41
12 Memphis Grizzlies 24 58 .293 41
13 Oklahoma City Thunder 23 59 .280 42
14 Los Angeles Clippers 19 63 .232 46
15 Sacramento Kings 17 65 .207 48

Game log[edit]

2008–09 game log
2008–09 season schedule

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Regular season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Calvin Booth 7 0 7.9 .500 . .750 1.4 .0 .1 .3 2.3
Bobby Brown 47 1 14.4 .381 .330 .765 .8 1.9 .3 .0 5.2
Ike Diogu 10 1 14.2 .600 .500 .758 3.9 .3 .2 .1 9.2
Quincy Douby 20 0 11.4 .341 .270 .933 1.3 .7 .1 .3 4.2
Francisco García 65 36 30.4 .444 .398 .820 3.4 2.3 1.2 1.0 12.7
Drew Gooden 1 0 26.0 .556 . 1.000 13.0 2.0 .0 .0 12.0
Donte Greene 55 4 13.2 .326 .260 .853 1.6 .5 .3 .3 3.8
Spencer Hawes 77 51 29.3 .466 .348 .662 7.1 1.9 .6 1.2 11.4
Bobby Jackson 71 10 20.9 .398 .305 .851 2.8 2.0 .9 .1 7.5
Kevin Martin 51 46 38.2 .420 .415 .867 3.6 2.7 1.2 .2 24.6
Rashad McCants 24 1 19.4 .444 .357 .783 2.0 1.5 .8 .3 10.3
Brad Miller 43 43 31.5 .474 .465 .801 8.0 3.4 .7 .6 11.9
Mikki Moore 46 20 16.2 .521 . .810 3.3 .6 .3 .3 3.5
Andres Nocioni 23 16 31.0 .448 .441 .763 6.0 1.8 .6 .7 13.7
John Salmons 53 53 37.4 .472 .418 .823 4.2 3.7 1.1 .2 18.3
Cedric Simmons 7 0 3.3 .000 . .500 .6 .0 .0 .0 .1
Will Solomon 14 0 12.0 .406 .448 .500 1.5 .7 .5 .0 5.0
Kenny Thomas 8 0 7.8 .375 . . 1.9 .1 .8 .1 .8
Jason Thompson 82 56 28.1 .497 .000 .692 7.4 1.1 .6 .7 11.1
Beno Udrih 73 72 31.1 .461 .310 .820 3.0 4.7 1.1 .2 11.0
Shelden Williams 30 0 10.2 .449 .000 .762 2.6 .3 .4 .3 3.7


Transactions[edit]

Free agents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sources say Kings agree to deal with Bobby Brown
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-15. Retrieved 2018-09-06.