Scott Moak, the Kings' popular public address announcer since 2002, announced on his Twitter account he will return as the team's announcer next season.
Moak's return was in question this week when word broke that due to restructuring of the team's administration, Moak would not retain his role as vice president of game entertainment, production and content, a position he held since last July.
"I am thrilled to announce that I will continue on as your PA announcer, something the Kings had offered and left open for me to consider," Moak tweeted Thursday afternoon. "I also look forward to exploring new opportunities to serve and give voice to the community I love more than ever."
The social media backlash had been fierce, as many thought the Kings were dismissing Moak as the team's announcer.
Moak, a UC Davis graduate, is popular with fans, players and many Kings employees.
It's not uncommon for Kings coach Dave Joerger to strike up a quick conversation with Moak during a game or for Moak to exchange pleasantries with current and former Kings as they check into games.
Prior to his last VP role, Moak had been vice president of community impact and executive director of the Sacramento Kings Foundation since 2014.
The Kings, however, maintained Moak was always welcome to stay on in his announcing role and hoped he'd return.
"It was always our intention to have Scott continue as our PA announcer and we are pleased that he will remain the voice of the Kings," the team said in a statement."