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08:13 AM ET 12.24 | Is a full front-office purge in the offing for Sacramento? Kings co-owner Joe Maloof responded with "No" via text message when asked if ownership was about to fire basketball president Geoff Petrie and head coach Paul Westphal. ... The idea of firing Petrie now wouldn't be a simple undertaking. The staff consists of Petrie's longtime friend and general manager Wayne Cooper and Petrie's son, Mike, who is the assistant general manager. Shareef Abdur-Rahim is also an assistant general manager. It would be hard to imagine the move being made with Petrie's entire staff still in place for the rest of the season. An interim coach is one thing, but an interim executive in charge of the team's future is another issue to sort out.

The Sacramento Bee

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December 24, 2010  08:25 AM ET

They are a young team...there will be growing pains

December 24, 2010  08:33 AM ET

They should swap with Memphis, lots of inbred happening there.

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December 24, 2010  08:44 AM ET

::choke signal::

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December 24, 2010  09:00 AM ET

Hey; it's the Kings. What does it matter who's in the front office? Either you're committed to winning, or you're not. The team on the floor has been stinking up the place for years.

December 24, 2010  09:09 AM ET

Time to blow this team up already?

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December 24, 2010  10:06 AM ET

The Kings lack the authoritative figure to command respect from their talented, immature young players.

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December 24, 2010  10:19 AM ET

Once Christmas is over do we get after Christmas SPAM with huge discounts..... Boston store in Milwaukee running TV ADS for after x-mas sales on Sunday & Monday already!

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December 24, 2010  10:50 AM ET

what do you expect with a young team..........

December 24, 2010  10:52 AM ET
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There is talent there, and as you said, they are youngso xpectatons should be minimalThat being said, they hired an old man to coach who was never considered a really good coach, he inherited an awesome phoenix rosterback in the day....so that is a management issueBottom line is unless you have a freak young talent, you can't compete as a young team, let alone hope to actually win

I dont think you can blame the coach for this teams problems, they are young with no real veteran leadership on the floor....what do you expect?

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December 24, 2010  11:06 AM ET
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Ha! So that must be the fabulous surprise.... I was wondering

December 24, 2010  11:28 AM ET

The Queens still have a team???

December 24, 2010  12:00 PM ET

For whom the cowbell tolls, Bros.

 
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