The Sacramento Kings and specifically Vivek Ranadivé have crossed the line..
The Kings made a number of front office personnel moves today, which included the firing of Long time Announcer and VP, Community Affairs, Scott Moak
I get business moves, sometimes they have to be made but in terms of Basketball Teams and reference that most will understand I will give you this.
Players are often deemed, UNTOUCHABLE, NON TRADEABLE, once in a lifetime players you build around. Well Scott Moak, was that (or should have been) that piece in the Kings Organization.
For so many years, he brought life to a dead arena, an arena that lacked a spark from the players who were put on the floor by upper management. He was one of the few bright spots in those games.
Who was up front at all press conferences, rallies, meetings, heck, any Kings related event? Scott.
He transformed Sacramento into a powerhouse when it came to community efforts, charity events, and getting kids and adults alike to Kings games. He was the VP of this program for a reason and without Scott Moak #DoGood doesn't do anything more than sound good.
This breaks my heart, I was lucky enough to form a friendship with Scott over the years, he helped me land my first in game announcing gig, with the Sacrament Sirens, he made sure my kids always had a smile on their face at games and events. I am lucky to call him my friend.
I would be lying if I didn't think he would bounce back from this and be on a bigger platform than the Sacramento Kings, somewhere a community and a franchise or business is going to reap the benefits of Scott Moak.
It hasn't been made clear if he is out as Announcer and Vp, but I can't imagine they don't go hand in hand, so I will say this.. NEVER and I mean NEVER will a Kings game be the same, if the introductions do not start with....
ANNNNNNNNNDDDDDDDDD NOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW LADIES AND GENTLEMEN IT IS TIME TONIGHTS STARTING FIVE OF YOUR SACRAMENTO KINGS (kings, kings kings kings).