May 2, 1992
Five reasons to look on the brighter side of the Kings' elimination: 1. No agonizing loss in the second round. 2. A big refund for season ticket-holders. 3. At least the ride home was comfortable. 4. Well, Calgary didn't make it either. 5. Finally, the Kings will get a new general manager. JONATHAN MILLER Reseda
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1991 |
For the second Saturday in a row, a large group gathered in front of the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Division, which patrols the area where the infamous Rodney G. King beating took place. But unlike last weekend, this group did not denounce police brutality and demand the ouster of Police Chief Daryl F. Gates. These men and women were seeking to join the ranks of Los Angeles police officers.
January 3, 1991 |
If you are a valuable commodity on a struggling team and you get a call from your general manager late at night, you have to expect the worst. Except in Luc Robitaille's case. The night before the Kings lost to the New York Rangers, 4-1, at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, General Manager Rogie Vachon called his high-scoring wing in his Manhattan hotel room.
December 4, 1990 |
A season that began with the unprecedented promise of four first-round draft choices and the savvy of the winningest coach in the NBA has turned sour for the Sacramento Kings. The situation reached such depths recently that Kings players sequestered themselves away from the media in a weight room for nearly 30 minutes after an 89-80 home loss--in which the Kings squandered a 15-point first-quarter lead--to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
November 24, 1986 |
Daniel Berthiaume may have grown up speaking French, but he can read English plain enough. Before the Kings played the Winnipeg Jets in Los Angeles Nov. 13, the Kings' Luc Robitaille revealed to the L.A. media the Jet goaltender's weakness. Berthiaume read all about it the next day in the paper. If the Kings thought they had divined a great secret, then it was surely out. What Robitaille told reporters was that the way to score on Winnipeg's rookie goaltender was to shoot high. Some secret.