Sacramento Kings Logo – Sacramento Kings is a team of basketball of the NBA based in Sacramento, California. The franchise was founded in 1945 under the name of Rochester Royals, later moving to the cities of Cincinnati and Kansas City / Omaha before moving in 1985 to Sacramento. The Kings dispute their home games at the ARCO Arena from 1988, although it plans to build a new pavilion. The successes throughout its history have been the championships of the NBL in 1946 and 1947, and in 1951 the NBA (and Royals). They also have five division titles and one conference.
The franchise began its activity located in Rochester (New York), with the name of Rochester Royals and playing in the NBL. The Royals had that nickname because of the whiskey Crown Royal, since before becoming a professional team were patronicados by Crown Royal. After that, the set became known as Rochester Pros, being changed back to Royals entered the NBL.
The success of the Royals was immediate. Founded in 1945 by Les Harrison and his brother Jack Harrison, the team won the championship in 1946. The team was led by Bob Davies, Al Cervi, George Glamack and Otto Graham, the latter future Hall of Fame NFL , who in his only season in professional basketball won the championship before moving to football and guide at Cleveland Browns to ten consecutive finals, winning seven of ells. The following season, the NBL declared the winner of the regular season champion will be declared official NBL, and the playoffs would be separately. The Royals won their second consecutive championship at the end of the regular season with a record of 31 wins and 13 losses, but were eliminated in the postseason tournament in the hands of Chicago American Gears. The following season, the NBL format eliminated the previous year. The Royals came back to lead the regular season with a 44-16 record, but were beaten by the Minneapolis Lakers of George Mikan in the NBL Finals 3-1.