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.
Just learned a number of fantastic people were let go from the Kings today, more in a long line of fantastic people let go.Scott Moak was one of them.— Carmichael Dave’s Burner Account (@CarmichaelDave) April 25, 2018
I already didn’t understand this franchise.I am continually baffled at their lack of vision and loyalty.
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.
Add me to the Sac Bee newsroom employees laid off today. The sports columnist position was eliminated. Please appreciate my remaining sports colleagues Joe Davidson (preps), Jason Jones (Kings), Matt Barrows (49ers).— Ailene Voisin (@ailene_voisin) April 25, 2018
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.