• Kings Director of Sports Medicine Pete Youngman has decided to step down and transition to a Senior Advisor role moving forward, the team has announced.

    Here’s Youngman’s statement on the decision:

    “I have cherished my time with the Kings and want to thank Vlade, Coach Joerger and the incredible staff for the opportunity. I am very proud of our team and staff, look forward to my next steps in this new role and I am confident we have a bright future ahead of us.”

    And from the Kings:

    “Today, Pete informed the organization that he is stepping down from his day-to-day role as the Director of Sports Medicine and will serve as a Senior Advisor moving forward. Pete has been a vital asset to our organization over the past 25 years and we thank him for all of his invaluable contributions to the franchise. Pete will always be a part of the Sacramento Kings family, he is beloved by players, coaches, the management team and has a stellar reputation as a respected expert across the league and throughout the industry.”

    Youngman has been with the Kings since 1993 and has been a big part of the team’s culture. There’s been a ton of support for him flow in on social media following the announcement, showing the impact he had on the organization and the city of Sacramento.

    The Kings have yet to announce a replacement for Youngman.

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