David Stern, Kevin Johnson and the NBA’s Orphan Team
“Vagrant Kings” is now in paperback.
A unique partnership with the Sacramento Public Library I Street Press is bringing “Vagrant Kings: David Stern, Kevin Johnson and the NBA’s Orphan Team” to bookstores everywhere.
The Kings inspire passion like few teams. And while most pro franchises need championship rings to sustain their ticket base, the Kings have been inspiring loyalty in Sacramento for three decades despite not having won a championship since 1951, when they were the Rochester Royals.
“Vagrant Kings” tells the whole story, from the beginning in Depression-era New York to contemporary California, where the Kings finally anchored after a remarkable alliance among Commissioner David Stern, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Vivek Ranadive and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson.
Veteran journalist R.E. Graswich began tracking the Kings’ story in 1984. His definitive book on America’s most transient major league franchise is available at through Amazon, Apple’s iTunes bookstore or Barnes & Noble’s Nook bookstore. The paperback is distributed in North America, the UK and Australia by Ingram Content and On Demand Books.