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The Kings will honor former players Doug Christie, Scot Pollard and Bobby Jackson, as part of its Legends Series prior to their game against the Spurs Friday at Sleep Train Arena.
Jackson, a fan favorite due to his inexorable hustle, spent six of his twelve NBA seasons in Sacramento and the all-purpose guard averaged 10.9 points per game, shooting 47.9 percent from the field in just under 23 minutes per game.
Christie, a small forward/shooting guard out of Pepperdine, spent four and a half seasons with the Kings and averaged 11.1 points per game, and was also known for his defensive tenacity.
A 6-foot-11 product out of Kansas, Pollard spent five seasons as part of Sacramento’s frontcourt and averaged 5.9 points and 6 rebounds per game. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich recently revealed that he consider drafting Pollard instead of Tim Duncan.
The trio made multiple playoff appearances with the Kings under coach Rick Adelman, including the Western Conference finals in 2001-02 season.
In addition to skills on the floor, the triumvirate share a penchant for media work.
Jackson serves as studio analyst for Kings Pregame and Postgame Live on CSN California, Christie contributes as a radio analyst while Pollard is an TV analyst for Indiana Pacers broadcasts.
Pollard is also starring in and producing a movie, “The Association,” loosely based on life as a professional basketball player.
The Kings have also honored Peja Stojakovic, Vlade Divac, Mitch Richmond, Harold Pressley, LaSalle Thompson, Reggie Theus and Jim Les as part of this season’s Legends Series.