2005-06 Sacramento Kings Season
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2005%E2%80%9306 Sacramento Kings Season
2005-06 Sacramento Kings season
Head coachRick Adelman
General managerGeoff Petrie
OwnersThe Maloof Family
ArenaArco Arena
Results
Record44–38 (.537)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Pacific)
Conference: 8th (Western)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Spurs 2-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionCSN West, KXTV
RadioKHTK

The 2005-06 Sacramento Kings season was the franchise's 57th season in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the 21st in Sacramento, California. The team began the season looking to improve upon a 50-32 record from the previous season, but off-court problems meant they declined by six wins despite a late rush.

In the playoffs, the Kings lost to the San Antonio Spurs in six games in the First Round.

As of 2019, this marked the last season when the Kings made the playoffs. It is also their last winning season.

Offseason

NBA Draft

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 23 Francisco García Guard  Dominican Republic Louisville

Roster

Regular season

The 2005-06 season started off poorly, as the Kings had a hard time finding chemistry in the team. Newcomers Bonzi Wells and Shareef Abdur-Rahim made major contributions early in the season, but both fell victim to the injury bug and missed a significant number of games. As the Kings' dismal start continued, the Maloofs decided to make a major move.

Popular sharpshooting small forward Peja Stojakovic was traded for Ron Artest, long known for his volatile temper. Artest guaranteed the Kings would make the playoffs. With Artest in the lineup, the Kings achieved a 20-9 record after the 2006 NBA All-Star Weekend, which was the second best post-All-Star break record that season. The Kings finished the regular season with a 44-38 record, which placed them fourth in the Pacific Division, only ahead of the Golden State Warriors. Their season ended with a defeat to the San Antonio Spurs in the first round 2-4. After the season, Rick Adelman was not retained. To date this is the last winning season the Kings have achieved, and the franchise has yet to return to the playoffs.

Standings

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Phoenix Suns 54 28 .659 - 31-10 23-18 10-6
x-Los Angeles Clippers 47 35 .573 7 27-14 20-21 7-9
x-Los Angeles Lakers 45 37 .549 9 27-14 18-23 9-7
x-Sacramento Kings 44 38 .537 10 27-14 17-24 10-6
Golden State Warriors 34 48 .415 20 21-20 13-28 4-12
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-San Antonio Spurs 63 19 .768 -
2 y-Phoenix Suns 54 28 .659 9
3 y-Denver Nuggets 44 38 .537 19
4 x-Dallas Mavericks 60 22 .732 3
5 x-Memphis Grizzlies 49 33 .598 14
6 x-Los Angeles Clippers 47 35 .573 16
7 x-Los Angeles Lakers 45 37 .549 18
8 x-Sacramento Kings 44 38 .537 19
9 Utah Jazz 41 41 .500 22
10 New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets 38 44 .463 25
11 Seattle SuperSonics 35 47 .427 28
12 Golden State Warriors 34 48 .415 29
13 Houston Rockets 34 48 .415 29
14 Minnesota Timberwolves 33 49 .402 30
15 Portland Trail Blazers 21 61 .256 42


Record vs. opponents

2005-06 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOK NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta -- 2-1 1-3 0-3 1-2 0-2 1-1 1-3 1-1 1-1 4-0 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-3 1-3 1-1 1-3 1-1 2-2 2-2 1-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-3 0-2 1-3
Boston 1-2 -- 2-1 0-4 0-4 0-2 1-1 0-3 1-1 1-1 3-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-3 0-3 1-1 1-3 2-0 3-1 1-3 3-1 0-2 2-0 1-1 0-2 0-2 3-1 2-0 1-3
Charlotte 3-1 1-2 -- 2-2 0-3 0-2 0-2 0-4 1-1 1-1 2-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-4 0-3 1-1 1-3 0-2 3-0 1-3 3-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-3 1-1 1-3
Chicago 3-0 4-0 2-2 -- 0-4 0-2 1-1 0-4 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-2 2-2 1-1 2-1 1-1 2-1 3-1 2-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 4-0 1-1 3-1
Cleveland 2-1 4-0 3-0 4-0 -- 1-1 1-1 1-3 0-2 1-1 3-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-2 3-1 1-1 2-2 2-0 1-2 3-1 2-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 3-0 2-0 1-3
Dallas 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 -- 3-1 1-1 1-3 4-0 2-0 3-1 1-2 3-1 2-0 1-1 2-1 1-1 4-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-2 4-0 2-1 2-2 3-0 2-0 3-1 2-0
Denver 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-3 -- 1-1 2-1 2-2 2-0 1-3 1-2 2-1 2-0 1-1 3-1 0-2 2-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-3 4-0 1-3 2-2 2-2 2-0 1-3 1-1
Detroit 3-1 3-0 4-0 4-0 3-1 1-1 1-1 -- 2-0 2-0 3-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 3-1 3-1 2-0 2-2 2-0 3-1 2-1 3-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 3-1 0-2 0-3
Golden State 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 3-1 1-2 0-2 -- 1-3 0-2 1-3 0-4 0-3 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-2 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-3 4-0 2-2 0-4 2-1 2-0 1-3 0-2
Houston 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-4 2-2 0-2 3-1 -- 1-1 2-2 1-2 0-4 0-2 2-0 2-2 1-1 1-3 2-0 1-1 1-1 0-3 2-1 2-2 0-4 3-1 0-2 1-2 2-0
Indiana 0-4 1-3 2-2 2-2 1-3 0-2 0-2 1-3 2-0 1-1 -- 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-1 2-2 1-1 2-1 2-0 2-2 3-0 2-1 0-2 2-0 2-0 0-2 1-1 2-2 2-0 2-2
L.A. Clippers 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-3 3-1 0-2 3-1 2-2 0-2 -- 2-2 1-3 1-1 2-0 3-1 1-1 1-2 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-2 3-0 0-4 1-2 3-1 2-0 2-1 2-0
L.A. Lakers 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-1 2-1 1-1 4-0 2-1 1-1 2-2 -- 1-3 1-1 2-0 1-3 0-2 3-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-3 2-2 2-2 1-3 2-1 2-0 2-2 1-1
Memphis 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-3 1-2 0-2 3-0 4-0 1-1 3-1 3-1 -- 0-2 1-1 3-1 1-1 1-3 2-0 2-0 0-2 2-1 2-1 2-2 0-4 3-1 2-0 3-1 2-0
Miami 3-1 3-1 4-0 2-1 2-2 0-2 0-2 1-3 1-1 2-0 1-2 1-1 1-1 2-0 -- 3-1 1-1 1-3 1-1 3-0 2-2 3-0 0-2 2-0 2-0 0-2 2-0 3-1 2-0 4-0
Milwaukee 3-1 3-0 3-0 2-2 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-3 1-1 0-2 2-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-3 -- 1-1 1-3 1-1 3-1 2-2 3-1 1-1 2-0 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-1 0-2 2-1
Minnesota 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-2 1-3 0-2 2-2 2-2 1-1 1-3 3-1 1-3 1-1 1-1 -- 1-1 1-2 2-0 1-1 0-2 1-2 2-2 2-1 0-4 2-2 0-2 1-3 1-1
New Jersey 3-1 3-1 3-1 1-2 2-2 1-1 2-0 2-2 1-1 1-1 1-2 1-1 2-0 1-1 3-1 3-1 1-1 -- 2-0 3-1 3-0 1-3 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-1 3-1 1-1 2-1
New Orleans/Oklahoma City 1-1 0-2 2-0 1-1 0-2 0-4 1-2 0-2 2-1 3-1 0-2 2-1 1-3 3-1 1-1 1-1 2-1 0-2 -- 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-3 3-1 2-2 1-3 3-1 2-0 1-3 1-1
New York 2-2 1-3 0-3 1-2 2-1 1-1 0-2 1-3 0-2 0-2 2-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-3 1-3 0-2 1-3 0-2 -- 1-3 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 2-0 1-3 2-0 1-3
Orlando 2-2 3-1 3-1 1-3 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-2 1-1 1-1 0-3 0-2 0-2 0-2 2-2 2-2 1-1 0-3 1-1 3-1 -- 3-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-2 1-1 2-2
Philadelphia 2-1 1-3 1-3 2-2 2-2 1-1 1-1 0-3 1-1 1-1 1-2 1-1 1-1 2-0 0-3 1-3 2-0 3-1 1-1 3-1 1-3 -- 0-2 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 3-1 0-2 2-2
Phoenix 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-2 3-1 0-2 3-1 3-0 2-0 2-2 3-1 1-2 2-0 1-1 2-1 1-1 3-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 -- 3-1 2-2 1-3 2-2 2-0 2-1 1-1
Portland 2-0 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-4 0-4 0-2 0-4 1-2 0-2 0-3 2-2 1-2 0-2 0-2 2-2 1-1 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-3 -- 1-2 0-4 1-3 1-1 0-4 1-1
Sacramento 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-2 3-1 0-2 2-2 2-2 0-2 4-0 2-2 2-2 0-2 2-0 1-2 2-0 2-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 2-2 2-1 -- 1-2 3-1 1-1 3-1 0-2
San Antonio 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-2 2-2 0-2 4-0 4-0 2-0 2-1 3-1 4-0 2-0 1-1 4-0 2-0 3-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 3-1 4-0 2-1 -- 2-1 2-0 3-0 1-1
Seattle 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 0-3 2-2 0-2 1-2 1-3 1-1 1-3 1-2 1-3 0-2 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-3 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-2 3-1 1-3 1-2 -- 1-1 3-1 1-1
Toronto 3-1 1-3 3-1 0-4 0-3 0-2 0-2 1-3 0-2 2-0 2-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-3 1-2 2-0 1-3 0-2 3-1 2-1 1-3 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 -- 0-2 1-2
Utah 2-0 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-3 3-1 2-0 3-1 2-1 0-2 1-2 2-2 1-3 0-2 2-0 3-1 1-1 3-1 0-2 1-1 2-0 1-2 4-0 1-3 0-3 1-3 2-0 -- 1-1
Washington 3-1 3-1 3-1 1-3 3-1 0-2 1-1 3-0 2-0 0-2 2-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-4 1-2 1-1 1-2 1-1 3-1 2-2 2-2 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-1 1-1 --

Player stats

Note: GP= Games played; REB= Rebounds; AST= Assists; STL = Steals; BLK = Blocks; PTS = Points; AVG = Average

Playoffs

  • The Kings obtained the 8th seed of the Western Conference playoffs, and were matched up in the first round against the San Antonio Spurs in a seven-game series. The Spurs beat the Kings in the first round 4-2.

Awards and honors

References


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