Mike Bibby says this Kings group reminds him of early 2000s teams

Nov 1, 2023, 9:16 AM | Updated: 9:21 am

SACRAMENTO, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Mike Bibby #10 of the Sacramento Kings smiles during warm ups before ...

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Now that Mike Bibby is back in Sacramento as a broadcaster on NBC Sports California, Kings fans will begin to hear a lot more basketball talk from the franchise great.

Bibby joined The Drive Guys with Kevin ‘Whitey’ Gleason and Kyle Draper to discuss his new role, talk about the similarities he sees between this current core in Sacramento and the early 2000s powerhouse teams, reflect on his thoughts after being traded to the Kings, and much more.

Also: Mike talks about how far he thinks Sacramento can go this year.

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Topics Discussed with Mike Bibby

  • Bibby explains his decision to join the NBC Sports California crew
  • “It was never my plans to ever go into this. It’s a good way to get back with the Kings and try to help the younger players.”
  • Mike says he would probably take 15 three-point attempts per game if he was playing in today’s NBA
  • Is Bibby reminded of the early 2000s Kings teams when watching this current group in Sacramento?
  • “I think they do… They have guys come off the bench that could be starters on other teams… They look really good.”
  • How much easier does Domantas Sabonis make things for his teammates?
  • “You have to have high IQ players that can play with the big man that can pass.”
  • How much better will the Los Angeles Clippers be with James Harden?
  • What was going through Mike’s mind when he got traded to Sacramento?
  • Why did Bibby want to join the Kings back in 2001?
  • Who was the toughest guard for Mike to defend during his playing days?
  • Mike gives his outlook on this year’s Kings team
  • “I have confidence in them… I think they can go a long way.”

Listen to The Drive Guys with Kevin ‘Whitey’ Gleason and Kyle Draper from 2 – 6 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday, on Sactown Sports 1140.

Click here for full episodes of The Drive Guys.

More on former Kings guard Mike Bibby

Mike Bibby joins Sacramento Kings TV broadcast team

When is the next Sacramento Kings Game?

Did somebody ask for more Kings vs. Warriors?

For what seems like the 100th time over the past 101 games, Sacramento and Golden State will meet once again on Wednesday night–the second time over the first four games of the regular season.

Be sure to tune in right here on Sactown Sports 1140 for all of your Kings vs. Warriors coverage, beginning at 5:30 PM PST on Game Night before a 7:00 PM PST tip-off from downtown San Francisco.

Upcoming Sacramento Kings Schedule

  • Wednesday, November 1st – Sacramento Kings @ Golden State Warriors – 7 PM PST
  • Saturday, November 4th – Sacramento Kings @ Houston Rockets – 5 PM PST
  • Monday, November 6th – Sacramento Kings @ Houston Rockets – 5 PM PST
  • Wednesday, November 8th – Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers – 7 PM PST
  • Friday, November 10th – Sacramento Kings vs. Oklahoma City Thunder** – 7 PM PST

** NBA In-Season Tournament Group Play

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