Kings leave Arco Arena, Sleep Train in style
Generations of Kings fans packed Sleep Train Arena in the last game ever played, on April 9, 2016. The Kings defeated the Thunder in a thrilling victory, 114-112, on two Rudy Gay free throws.
The final game
The Kings played 28 seasons in Arco/Sleep Train Arena before closing their home.
Mike Bibby and Pete Carrill
Mike Bibby and Pete Carill embrace again as mentor and protege. Carrill, the famed head coach at Princeton, was an assistant coach later with the Kings and helped bring his Princeton offense to Sacramento when Rick Adelman took over in 1998. Bibby averaged 17.6 points and 5.4 assists per game in seven seasons with the Kings.
Kings Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Vlade Divac watches a touching tribute video. Divac spent six seasons in Sacramento as a player where he averaged 11.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.
Grant and Gary
Grant Napear and Gary Gerould give their final send off for the Kings at Sleep Train Arena. Gerould has been the voice of the Kings since 1985 while Napear has done play-by-play for the Kings since 1988.
An emotional Rick Adelman is celebrated by past players and Kings fans. In eight seasons with the Kings, Adelman went 624-395 and also won 34 playoff games.
The gang gets together
A storied group gets back together. Scot Pollard, Vlade Divac, Doug Christie, Bobby Jackson and Mike Bibby reconnect with head coach Rick Adelman. Some of the best years in Sacramento were seen with these players on the floor and Adelman roaming the sidelines.
Former Kings Joe Kleine, Reggie Theus and Vinny Del Negro reminisce on the old days in Arco Arena.
Reggie Theus, Kenny Smith and Vinny Del Negro smile for a selfie together.
Slam dunk Spud
Known for his dunking skills with the Hawks, Spud Webb also spent four seasons in Sacramento. The high flyer had his best years with the Kings, averaging 13.7 points and 6.7 assists per game.
Former Kings big man Brad Miller stole the show at halftime. All 6-foot-11 of him got down on the bike and won the race. Miller averaged 13.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per game in six seasons with the Kings.
Peja Stojakovic and Vlade Divac were two of the biggest names to play for the Kings and are now trying to bring the franchise back to winning ways. While playing together, the Kings went 301-159 from the 1998-99 season through the 2003-04 season.
The Kings rounded up 28 years of basketball in Arco/Sleep Train Arena for one final night to create one picture-perfect ending.