The Kings are dedicating a street outside their home arena to former NBA commissioner David Stern.
On Tuesday, the team filed an application to the city of Sacramento, requesting that the new address for the Golden 1 Center be re-named 500 David J. Stern Walk.
Stern helped the Kings in Sacramento by overseeing the negotiation and sale of the franchise to owner Vivek Ranadivé. He also helped the team strike a new arena deal.
“When I learned we would have the option of naming the road, it was a no-brainer for me,” Ranadive told The Sacramento Bee on Monday. “There were no other names on my list. David took the NBA to the global level and started the WNBA, but he is about so much more than basketball. He is one of the greatest leaders in the world, and on top of that, the team would not be in Sacramento without David Stern.”
Stern served as the NBA’s commissioner for 30 years, and retired in 2014.
– Kenny Ducey