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Kings end Summer League on high note behind Jackson's 29 points

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Kings end Summer League on high note behind Jackson's 29 points

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The Kings' time at Summer League closed on a high note with a 93-87 win over the Suns on Friday night in Las Vegas. 

Rookie Justin Jackson led the Kings to victory with 29 points while going 9-for-22 from the field. The No. 15 pick in this year's draft nailed three from deep and grabbed four rebounds. 

Naz Mitrou-Long poured in 21 points and Skal Labissiere added 12. 

Sacramento's top pick in the 2016 draft, Georgios Papagiannis, lasted 16 minutes before being wheeled off the floor from a hard foul. He was unable to put weight on his left leg, and has been officially listed with a left hip contusion. 

The Kings finished Summer League with a 2-4 record. 

Scott Moak announces return as Kings' PA announcer

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Scott Moak announces return as Kings' PA announcer

Since 2002, Sacramento Kings fans have become accustomed to the silky smooth voice of Scott Moak chiming over through the PA system at both Arco Arena and Golden 1 Center.

As of Tuesday evening, Moak’s position with the franchise was in doubt, after he was relieved of his duties as a Vice President of Game Entertainment, Production and Content with the Kings.

Thursday afternoon, Moak turned to social media to announce that he will return next season as the voice of Golden 1 Center.

“It was always our intention to have Scott continue as our PA announcer and we are pleased that he will remain the voice of the Kings,” the Kings organization said via a prepared statement.

Prior to his role as the VP of Game Entertainment, Moak served as the team’s Vice President of Community Impact and Executive Director of the Sacramento Kings Foundation from 2014-2017.

Summer of change begins in Sacramento

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Summer of change begins in Sacramento

If the first two weeks of the offseason in Sacramento are any indicator, it’s going to be a summer of change in Kingsland. Fans were sent into a frenzy on social media Tuesday evening when the news broke that long time PA announcer, Scott Moak, had been relieved of his duties as Vice President of Game Entertainment, Production and Content with the Kings.

According to the team, Moak has been offered to stay on as the public address announcer, a position he’s held since 2002. But he has yet to make a decision on his future with the club. 

“We are restructuring our community programs given the importance of that role, now more than ever. Scott is a cherished announcer and we offered him the opportunity to stay in that role, as originally envisioned for him,” the Kings organization said through a prepared statement.

Prior to his role as the VP of Game Entertainment, Moak served as the team’s Vice President of Community Impact and Executive Director of the Sacramento Kings Foundation from 2014-2017. 

Bee Makes Cutbacks

In addition to the Moak news, veteran NBA columnist, Ailene Voisin, was let go by the Sacramento Bee on Tuesday afternoon after 21 years with the newspaper. 

A pioneer in the field of sports journalism, Voisin began her career with the San Diego Union in the early 1980’s and has been a staple in the Sacramento media world since 1997. 

Voisin is one of the longest tenured female columnists covering the NBA and a legend in the industry.