The Grant Napear Show – July 11, 2013
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Broadcasting on location from the Town Center in El Dorado Hills, Grant opened the show by talking about the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig not being voted into the MLB All Star Game, the hiring of Chris Granger as the new team president of the Sacramento Kings, whether or not Monta Ellis will sign with the Kings. He also gave his opinion on that the Oakland A’s are among the best teams in baseball.
Rob Mahoney from Sports Illustrated joined Grant to talk about the NBA offseason. Mahoney talked about the Brooklyn Nets signing of Andrei Kirilenko, his list of the top free agents still left on the market and the latest on unrestricted free agent guard Monta Ellis. Mahoney also gave his thoughts on the future of both the Los Angeles Lakers and his outlook for the Golden State Warriors next season.
The newest member of the KHTK Sports 1140 team, morning show co-host Keith Brooks joined Grant to talk about the excitement with the Sacramento Kings coming up this season and working with Carmichael Dave.
New Sacramento Kings team president Chris Granger came on with Grant to talk about his decision to leave the NBA league office to come to Sacramento. Granger talked about his plan for the Kings and the community, his belief in Vivek Ranadive and the new ownership group, Mayor Kevin Johnson and Kings fans and what he learned in the league office from outgoing commissioner David Stern and the incoming commissioner Adam Silver. Granger also gave his insight on the globalization of both the NBA and the Kings.
Vivek Ranadive, the owner of the Sacramento Kings, joined Grant at the El Dorado Hills Town Center to discuss Chris Granger and vision for him at team president (called him “Michael Jordan of NBA business), the Kings’ future and NBA 3.0 as well as the hiring of both Michael Malone and Pete D’Alessandro. Ranadive also talked about working to make Sacramento the league’s greatest home court advantage again and his thoughts on the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
Sacramento Kings minority owner Mark Mastrov gave Grant his thoughts on Ben McLemore, Ray McCallum and the upcoming NBA Summer League. Mastrov also talked about the hiring of Chris Granger as the new team president and the acquisition of point guard Greivis Vasquez and discussed his own personal workout regiment.
Kevin Nagle, El Dorado Hills business owner and minority owner of the Sacramento Kings, joined Grant talked about the event that he is hosting at Reunion nightclub. Nagle discussed Kings ticket sales and his impression that the team will break the NBA’s all time record for season ticket sales.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson joined Grant to talk about the future of the Kings. Johnson discussed his excitement about the hiring of Chris Granger as team president, the Kings ticket sales and his hope that the home games will be all sold out by the time the 2013-2014 season starts.