Philippines, 05 Jul 2015
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


NBA -- Kings ownership pin hopes on DeMarcus Cousins


PhilBoxing.com




SAN JOSE -- It didn't seem possible that the Kings would remain in the city of Sacramento, but Mayor Kevin Johnson put together an ownership group that convinced the NBA Board of Governors to vote against the Kings' relocation to Seattle.

The majority leader of the Kings' new ownership group is Vivek Ranadive, a former minority owner of the Golden State Warriors, who were led by majority owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber. Ranadive had a first hand look at the Warriors' rise from a lottery pick staple to Western Conference contenders.

So it comes as no surprise that Ranadive would use similar strategies the Warriors employed to get the Kings back on track as a winning team. Ranadive, with advice from Hall of Famer Chris Mullin, hired Pete D'Alessandro as the new Kings GM.

D'Alessandro had previously worked for Mullin as an executive when Mullin was Warriors GM from 2004 to 2008. The Kings also hired former Warriors guard Mitch Richmond to an executive position in the organization.

To complete his staff, Ranadive named Mike Malone as the head coach. Malone was the top assistant with the Warriors for the past two seasons and has been widely credited the as the Warriors' improvement on defense, often drawing up last minute plays..

The Kings also made moves that mirror the Warriors' past moves. The Kings agreed to a sign-and-trade deal that sent former Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans, to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Greivis Vasquez. (The Pelicans also sent Robin Lopez to the Portland Trailblazers as part of the three team trade). The trade was reminiscent of the Warriors' swap that involved Monta Ellis for Andrew Bogut in Lacob's first full year as an owner.

With Evans gone from Kings, the leadership role on and off the court now falls to DeMarcus Cousins, a hulking 6-foot-11, 270-pound pivot. The departure of Ellis catapulted Stephen Curry's emergence as a star, leading the team to a second round playoff appearance this past season. The Kings hope that Cousins, who is on the last year of his rookie deal and will become a restricted free agent next year, will develop into a leader like Curry has for the Warriors.

The Kings also drafted Ben McLemore in last month's NBA draft. The 6-foot-5, 195-pound McLemore, 20, is a highly touted draft pick out of Kansas and will likely start in place of Evans this coming season. The Kings also signed Carl Landry, who had an excellent year as a backup forward/center for the Warriors, as a free agent, and acquired Luc Mbah a Moute from the Milwaukee Bucks.

Landry and Mbah a Moute are expected to provide the Kings the toughness and the defensive moxie they have lacked for several years. Whether the Kings can replicate the success the Warriors accomplished last year is yet to be seen.

The fate of the franchise rests on the big shoulders of the 22-year old Cousins, a supremely talented center who will get the opportunity to be the alpha male and the face of the Sacramento franchise for the coming season, and hopefully, beyond. (EM)


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Emerald Miller.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • PARRENAS FORCED TO SETTLE FOR A QUESTIONABLE DRAW IN WBO INTERIM TITLE FIGHT VS CARMONA
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 05 Jul 2015
  • Roach could be of help in PH Olympic quest
    By Recah Trinidad, Sun, 05 Jul 2015
  • Kharitonov stops Garner - results and pictures from M-1 Challenge 59 in Kazakhstan
    By , Sun, 05 Jul 2015
  • PACQUIAO PRAISES PHIL’S SEA GAMES PERFORMANCE
    By Eddie Alinea, Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • WATCH A RIVETING PRE-FIGHT PRIMER ON ‘PINOY PRIDE XXXI” ON PBO-SKY CABLE AT 8:30 TONIGHT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • Arizona Boxing News & Notes With Don Smith: Trotter, Granados Score Upsets: Ryskeldiev Wins
    By Don Smith, Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • PARRENAS TIPS THE SCALES WELL BELOW THE SUPER FLYWEIGHT LIMIT; CARMONA EXACTLY 115
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • ROBERTO RAMIREZ JR NAMED REFEREE FOR PARRENAS-CARMONA WBO SUPER FLYWEIGHT INTERIM TITLE FIGHT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • Bornea fights Rosales for WBO Asia Pacific Youth title
    By Lito delos Reyes, Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • GAB CHAIRMAN GUANZON NEEDS TO PROTECT OUR BOXERS' INTERESTS
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • Heavyweight Contender Bronco Billy Wright Records 29th First Round KO sends message to all Heavyweights
    By , Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • UNDEFEATED BOXING LEGACY JULIAN RAMIREZ HEADLINES LA FIGHT CLUB ON AUGUST 6 LIVE FROM THE BELASCO THEATER AND ON FOX DEPORTES
    By , Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • D and D Management and Club 1957 Management join forces to manage Emanuel Taylor
    By , Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • Felix "Tito" Trinidad To Attend Nevada Boxing HOF's Annual Indiction Weekend!
    By , Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • RODRIGUEZ TRAINS SECRETLY IN MANILA TWO WEEKS BEFORE HIS TITLE FIGHT WITH NIETES
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • GONZALEZ STOPS HERRERA AT JULY 2 LA FIGHT CLUB IN EXPLOSIVE MAIN EVENT
    By , Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • GH3 Promotions signs undefeated Jr. Lightweight O'Shanique Foster
    By , Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • Marvel & ESPN Films Introduce the Short Film Series
    By , Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • FLACO GONZALEZ, DIEGO DE LA HOYA VICTORIOUS AT LA FIGHT CLUB JULY EDITION (PHOTOS)
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Fri, 03 Jul 2015
  • PARRENAS SAYS HE DIDN’T GO TO MEXICO ON HOLIDAY, HE WENT THERE TO WIN THE WBO SUPER FLYWEIGHT INTERIM TITLE
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 03 Jul 2015
  • Pacman reaction on Mayweather instagram post
    By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Fri, 03 Jul 2015
  • “Catchweight”: Good or Bad for Boxing?
    By Ralph Rimpell, Fri, 03 Jul 2015
  • WBC PRESIDENT SULAIMAN PAYS HOMAGE TO ALEXIS ARGUELLO THEN PRESENTS NICARAGUA’S PRESIDENT WITH A GREEN AND GOLD BELT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 03 Jul 2015
  • EFREN ‘BATA’ REYES WEAVES HIS MAGIC TO WIN ACCU-STATS ‘MAKE IT HAPPEN; ONE POCKET INVITATIONAL
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 03 Jul 2015


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2015 philboxing.com.