Massenburg ties record by joining 12th team

Updated: August 22, 2003, 8:46 PM ET
Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Forward Tony Massenburg signed with the Sacramento Kings on Friday, tying Chucky Brown's NBA record by joining his 12th franchise.

Massenburg also tied the unofficial pro sports record for impermanence held by Brown and baseball pitcher Mike Morgan, who also played for 12 teams.

Massenburg, a 12-year veteran, spent most of last season with the Utah Jazz, averaging 4.7 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. He also has played for San Antonio, Charlotte, Boston, Golden State, the Los Angeles Clippers, Toronto, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Vancouver and Houston.

Brown was out of the NBA last season after playing for 12 teams -- most recently the Kings, who signed him near the end of the 2001-02 season.

"Tony is a veteran big man who can play the forward and center positions and has a comfort zone of playing in the paint," said Geoff Petrie, the Kings' president of basketball operations. "He has been a solid contributor throughout his NBA career."

Massenburg is the 12th player under contract to Sacramento for next season -- and the latest addition to the Kings' frontcourt after the departures of Scot Pollard and Keon Clark and the acquisitions of Brad Miller and Darius Songaila.

The two-time Pacific Division champions also signed guard Anthony Peeler last week.

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