Rumors: Changes coming for the Kings?

Updated: May 21, 2003, 9:23 AM ET
By Chad Ford | NBA Insider
The pain still hasn't worn off in Sacramento, after losing Game 7 to the Mavs last weekend. For years the Kings have been taking baby steps toward a title. Last year's seven-game Western Conference Finals series with the Lakers was supposed to be evidence that the team had finally arrived.

But a plethora of injuries this season actually forced the Kings to take a step back. With ultra-aggressive owners the Maloof brothers, and one of the NBA's top executives, Geoff Petrie, at the helm, will the Kings shake things up again this summer?

"We can't panic," said Kings co-owner Joe Maloof told the Sacramento Bee. "But the whole season was a little weird, with all the injuries. There have to be adjustments, and I don't know what they are yet. Geoff (Petrie) will know what to do."

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer