Catching Up With The Kings: Mike Bibby
KHTK is bringing former members of the Sacramento Kings on the air to reflect on their time in the purple and black, talk basketball and much more!
This week on The Grant Napear Show with Doug Christie, the guys had a chance to catch up with former Sacramento Kings guard Mike Bibby.
Bibby played for Sacramento from 2001-2008, becoming an integral part of a Kings team that made the playoffs five seasons straight after his arrival. Amongst the all-time Sacramento ranks, Bibby is third in three-point field goals (775), fifth in assists (2,580) and sixth in steals (584).
Over seven seasons and 476 games with Sacramento, Bibby holds averages of 17.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.2 steals per game.
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The former standout guard joined the show Tuesday evening while playing a round of golf with his family to catch up with Grant and Doug, share stories and reflect on his time as Sacramento Kings.
Bibby, who had won state a championship as a High School basketball coach, shared his aspirations of being a head coach down the line at a higher level.
“Just waiting for someone to give me a chance,” he said. “I love doing it. I love teaching kid, guys, you know, the stuff that I have learned throughout the coaches that I had and just try to give them some knowledge and help anyway that I can.”
After being drafted second-overall in the 1998 NBA Draft, Bibby was traded from Vancouver to Sacramento before the 2001-02 season. On how he felt coming to the Kings, Bibby shared his thoughts.
“I was excited. Elated. You know, just being with a group of guys that already set the tone, being “the best show on court” and all of that stuff, I just wanted to be a part of it. It was the best situation that anybody could have asked for. I didn’t know what it was going to be like, you know, you guys traded me for Jason Williams, I just wanted to come in and fit in.
Everybody made me feel like I had been playing there my whole career. It was easy to be there and just be comfortable.”
Listen to the entire interview with Kings legend Mike Bibby by pressing the “play” button at the top of the page or by checking out Tuesday’s episode of The Grant Napear Show with Doug Christie under the “Podcasts” tab on KHTK.com.