Petrie signs 3-year contract extension with Kings
Geoff Petrie will get another chance to turn the Sacramento
Kings from a struggling franchise into a championship
Petrie signed a three-year contract extension Tuesday to remain
the team’s president of basketball operations. Petrie’s contract
was set to expire after this season.
Petrie arrived in Sacramento in 1994 and built a team that won
at least 50 games in five straight seasons, contending for the
Western Conference title each year. The Kings struggled in recent
years and finished with the worst record in the league a year
But Petrie drafted Tyreke Evans last June and hired Paul
Westphal as coach. The team is off to a surprising 14-16 start,
only three wins shy of last season’s total.