No. 121: Sacramento Kings

Ultimate Standings 2012

Updated: September 6, 2012, 6:11 PM ET
By Andy Kamenetzky | ESPN The Magazine

Last year's rank: 119 Title track: 120 Ownership: 122 Coaching: 104 Players: 111 (tie) Fan relations: 120 Affordability: 104 Stadium experience: 121 Bang for the buck: 99

How does a franchise come to feature the worst-ranked ownership in the Big Four? By following the Maloof family blueprint. In a nutshell, it all revolves around a lack of commitment. Financially, the Maloofs have ponied up one of the NBA's lowest payrolls for three consecutive seasons, which has resulted in few solid complementary ...

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