The Sacramento Kings are the oldest team in the NBA. In fact, the Kings organization pre-dates the NBA. The organization itself began play back in 1923 as the Rochester Seagrams. In 1942 they changed their name to the Rochester Eber Segrams. In 1945 they changed their name to the Rochester Royals and four years later, they joined the NBA. In 1957 they moved to Cincinnati and became the Cincinnati Royals. In 1972 they moved again, and became known as the Kansas City-Omaha Kings.
Three years later they dropped the Omaha part of the name and in 1985 they moved to Sacramento. The Kings have had some great players over the years such as Nate Archibald and Oscar Robertson, the only man in NBA history to average a triple-double for an entire season. However, the Kings have not had a lot of success. They won the NBA title once, way back in 1951, when they were in Rochester. They have also won their division just three times- 1979, 2002, and 2003. During the early 2000's they did enjoy some moderate success with Doug Christie, Chris Webber, and Mike Bibby on the team, but they never won an NBA championship.
Recently the Kings have tried several attempts to rebuild but nothing has really helped. They have also had some serious head cases on the roster recently, such as DeMarcus Cousins, who may very well be the NBA's biggest head case at the moment. Recently the Kings did hire George Karl to be their head coach, so lets see if he can point them in the right direction.