A restructuring within the Kings' organization has cast some doubt on whether the team's popular public address announcer will return next season.
Scott Moak, the team's PA announcer since 2002, will no longer serve as vice president of game entertainment, production and content, a role he has held since last July.
As word spread on social media of the Kings' restructuring, some questioned whether Moak had been removed from his announcing role, too. The Sacramento native is best known as the voice of the Kings' arenas, and the team said it would like him to continue in that role and is awaiting his decision.
The announcing gig, however, is a part-time job, so Moak's return could be contingent on him finding other full-time work with a flexible schedule.
“We are restructuring our community programs given the importance of that role, now more than ever," the Kings said in a statement. "Scott is a cherished announcer and we offered him the opportunity to stay in that role, as originally envisioned for him.”
Moak previously served as vice president of community impact and executive director of the Sacramento Kings Foundation.
In addition to Moak, the Kings also made changes to positions within their community programs.
The Kings' work in the community has gained more attention since attendance to two games was limited by protesters after the shooting death of Stephon Clark, an unarmed African American, by Sacramento police responding to a call of someone breaking car windows.
Clark, 22, was holding a cellphone when officers shot and killed him in grandmother's backyard.
After the protests, the Kings announced a partnership with Build. Black. Coalition and Black Lives Matter Sacramento to invest in black youth in the Sacramento area.