Kings Basketball 101 to Feature Coach Les

Coach Les will speak with Sacramento Kings season ticket holders at this year's Kings Basketball 101 event.

July 31, 2013

DAVIS, Calif. - Sacramento Kings season ticket holders will have an opportunity to meet UC Davis men's basketball head coach Jim Les at the Kings Basketball 101 event at Sleep Train Arena on Wed., July 31.

The only individual invited by the Kings organization able to provide perspective as a player and coach at both the collegiate and professional levels, Les will share his experiences and expertise alongside current Kings staff members at this exclusive event.

In addition to various demonstrations, basketball fans in attendance will learn firsthand the unique challenges faced by professional basketball players, tasks and responsibilities assigned to each member of a coaching staff, nuances of designing and executing plays, strength and conditioning tips and more.

A third-round selection by the Atlanta Hawks at the 1986 NBA Draft, Les competed for seven seasons as a member of the Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Clippers, Kings and the Hawks. He led the league in 3-point field goal percentage (.461) during the 1990-91 season and was the runner-up to Chicago's Craig Hodges in the AT&T Long Distance Shootout during the 1992 NBA All-Star Weekend.

Currently preparing for his third season at the helm of UC Davis' men's basketball program, Les possesses a one-of-a-kind connection with the Sacramento. In addition to his four years as a player with the Kings, he also served as an assistant coach for the WNBA's Sacramento Monarchs for three seasons.

A six-game UC Davis men's basketball ticket package starts as low as $60; season tickets for all 15 home games cost just $135 for the general public, $90 for UC Davis faculty, staff, retirees, CAAA members and only $75 for children 17 and under. To secure the best possible seats for the upcoming season, click here, call Melissa Tinsley at (530) 752-1047 or contact her by e-mail at