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Headed to the downtown arena? Smile, you’re on camera

Sacramento is installing 20 police surveillance cameras in the next month at key intersections and at downtown parking garages to prepare for the October opening of Golden 1 Center and thousands of nightly visitors to the area. Black Lives Matter and civil liberties activists question the idea and the process.

Ailene Voisin

Kings coach Dave Joerger racing to get ahead

Dave Joerger, the Kings’ new coach, clings to his small-town roots and minor-league experience. His success in Memphis swayed Kings principal owner Vivek Ranadive and general manager Vlade Divac during their coaching search. As training camp approaches for the first season at Golden 1 Center, Joerger admits there’s “a lot of work to do.”

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New Kings coach Dave Joerger can 'feel the passion' of Sacramento

First-year Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger takes a moment on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 25, 2016, to talk about joining the franchise as it begins a new era in the Golden 1 Center that is scheduled to open next month. Joerger, who coached the Memphis Grizzlies the previous three seasons, said he looks forward to the 2016-17 season and working alongside general manager Vlade Divac as they attempt to reverse the Kings' misfortune of failing to qualify for the postseason for 10 consecutive years.

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Arena? Check. Now where’s the rest of promised downtown development?

Sacramento city leaders justified contributing roughly a quarter of a billion dollars to the new downtown arena on the promise that it would serve as the defibrillator to a sluggish downtown. It may end up doing just that, but it’s going to take time. Here are the most pivotal development projects near Golden 1 Center.

Olympics

Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins living his ‘dream’ in Rio

Kings All-Star Center DeMarcus says he wants to make sure he’s “playing my part” for Team USA at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He’s averaging 8.6 points and 4.4 rebounds but has struggled with foul trouble in the team’s seven victories. The team plays Serbia on Sunday for the gold medal.

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Kings’ Omri Casspi hosts athletes, celebrities for a week in Israel

For the second consecutive summer, Kings forward Omri Casspi invited NBA players, other athletes and celebrities to visit Israel with him as part of the work of his foundation. This year, Kings forward Rudy Gay made the trip, and Casspi said the two bonded and are looking forward to this season. Casspi hopes improved locker room chemistry will lead to more wins.


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New Kings coach Dave Joerger can 'feel the passion' of Sacramento

First-year Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger takes a moment on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 25, 2016, to talk about joining the franchise as it begins a new era in the Golden 1 Center that is scheduled to open next month. Joerger, who coached the Memphis Grizzlies the previous three seasons, said he looks forward to the 2016-17 season and working alongside general manager Vlade Divac as they attempt to reverse the Kings' misfortune of failing to qualify for the postseason for 10 consecutive years.
Randy Pench The Sacramento Bee
New Kings coach Dave Joerger can 'feel the passion' of Sacramento 2:01

New Kings coach Dave Joerger can 'feel the passion' of Sacramento

Former King Kenny Thomas on his new restaurant and competition on K Street 0:45

Former King Kenny Thomas on his new restaurant and competition on K Street

Golden 1 Center is getting ready for its debut 1:28

Golden 1 Center is getting ready for its debut

DeMarcus Cousins has 14 points, 15 rebounds in Team USA exhibition rout of Argentina 1:44

DeMarcus Cousins has 14 points, 15 rebounds in Team USA exhibition rout of Argentina