Watch: Vivek Ranadive talks Sacramento Kings on CBS’ 60 Minutes (Video)


Nov 13, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadive smiles with Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson (right) during the third quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at Sleep Train Arena. The Sacramento Kings defeated the Brooklyn Nets 107-86. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

In recent weeks, if you’ve turned on your television or browsed the web, you’ve likely come across some type of publicity from Malcolm Gladwell, a best-selling author. From appearances on David Letterman to CNN, Gladwell has been promoting his recent work, which features the power of the underdog – specifically citing Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive as a prime example.

CBS’ 60 Minutes picked up on the story and did a piece on Gladwell, which was focused around Ranadive and how he went from coaching his daughters basketball team to owning your Sacramento Kings.

You’ll need to scroll to about the 2:20 mark before Ranadive makes his appearance, but it’s certainly an interesting piece. There’s not a ton of Kings talk of course as the piece is specifically tied to Ranadive’s coaching of the basketball team, but it’s still very much worth your while.

There’s also a few funny moments too, where Ranadive suggests that a parent took such objection to his coaching style, he wanted to fight the Kings owner in the parking lot.