Sacramento Kings

Maloof Sports & Entertainment (MS&E) and the Sacramento Kings today announced that it has promoted John Rinehart to Executive Vice President of Business Operations.  Rinehart, who joined MS&E 11 years ago after serving in finance roles for the Anaheim Angels and Mighty Ducks as well as the San Francisco Giants, will now oversee all financial, business administration, arena programming and building operations for the Kings and Power Balance Pavilion.

Craig Amazeen, who joined the Kings in November 2002 as the Director of Broadcasting, has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Broadcasting and Brand Development.  Under his leadership, the Kings broadcasting department has won seven Emmy Awards, including the 2005 Emmy for Outstanding Live Broadcast.

“These promotions recognize the valuable role John and Craig have played in the success, growth and renewal of the Kings organization,” said Matina Kolokotronis, President of Business Operations for the Kings in the release sent to  “We are a smarter, more creative and effective organization because of them.”

Additionally, Jeff David who has served in the NBA’s global marketing partnership as Senior Director of Business Development for the past year will return to the Kings as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Prior to joining the NBA, David worked three seasons for the Kings as Vice President of Corporate Partnerships. He has strong experience in sports marketing, ticket sales and sponsorship, cultivated through earlier stints at the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer and the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball.

“It’s great to have Jeff back,” said Gavin Maloof, owner of the Sacramento Kings.  “Jeff’s knowledge of the Sacramento community combined with the experience he has gained at the NBA will help us further build the momentum and excitement we’ve got going.”

“Bringing on Jeff and promoting John and Craig further strengthens this very effective, hard working team,” said Chris Granger, Executive Vice President of the NBA’s Team Marketing and Business Operations, who has been in Sacramento working with the MS&E team the last two months.  “We look forward to continued collaboration with them.”

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