The definitive story of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings by the writer who was there.
No professional sports team in U.S. history has been more portable than the franchise that began life during the Great Depression as a barnstorming group in Rochester, N.Y. Now, after decades of bouncing across the country, the Kings are anchored in Northern California, thanks to a remarkable alliance among Commissioner David Stern, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Vivek Ranadive and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson.
R.E. Graswich began tracking the Kings’ story in 1984. His definitive book on America’s transient NBA franchise will be published in mid-September 2013.
From newspaper reporter to columnist to Special Assistant to Mayor Johnson with access to inside details, Graswich went behind the curtain to find a story the public never sees. He infuriated Bill Russell, worked strategies with Mayor Johnson and made the first phone call that put Ranadive on track to purchase the Kings. Watch graswich.com and Twitter@regraswich for news about this unprecedented e-publishing opportunity and other upcoming events.