Oct 30, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings fans hold up purple glow sticks before the game between the Sacramento Kings and Denver Nuggets at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Sacramento Kings to hold ‘fan appreciation’ game, honor Mitch Richmond


The Sacramento Kings (like many other organizations) hold a special night annually to honor their fans, often the final home game of the year. The Kings will continue that tradition this season as they hold a ‘fan appreciation’ night against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.

In addition to honoring the fans, franchise legends Mitch Richmond and Oscar Robertson will be present during the festivities with Richmond being honored at the half..

Per the Kings press release:

Pregame presentation of the 2014 Oscar Robertson Triple Double Award to the Kings player who exemplifies excellence on the court and in the community.  Video tribute and honorary jersey presentation for Oscar Robertson to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in 1964 in the first quarter. Half-timehonor for Class of 2014 Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Mitch Richmond. Season ticket holder “takeovernight” in which selected season ticket holders will shadow Kings employees to become honorary announcers, dancers, TV analysts and more.

General manager Pete D’Alessandro commented on celebrating Richmond:

“Mitch was the first true superstar in the team’s Sacramento era,” said Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. “As the franchise embarks on so many new beginnings, we thought it appropriate to honor the man that helped put the Sacramento Kings on the NBA map and, collectively as a community, congratulate him on such a tremendous honor.”

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