Now in his 18th NBA season, Chris Granger is currently serving his fourth season as President of the Sacramento Kings and Sacramento Basketball Holdings, LLC. Granger is responsible for overseeing and executing all Kings business operations and spearheading the development of the acclaimed downtown arena, the Golden1 Center, as well as the highly-anticipated $500m, 1.5m square-foot downtown mixed-use development project, Downtown Commons. Golden 1 Center is already widely known as the most connected, most technologically-advanced, and most sustainable arena in the world.
Along with Sacramento Kings Chairman, Vivek Ranadivé, Granger has led the Kings in implementing “NBA 3.0,” a forward-thinking business philosophy driven by technology, globalization, and basketball as a positive agent of change. The entire Kings organization is committed to utilizing NBA 3.0 – both on and off the court – to make the Kings the premier sports franchise of the 21st century and a model for community connection.
Prior to joining the Kings, Granger worked in various capacities for the NBA from 1999-2013. He most recently served as the executive vice president of the NBA’s renowned Team Marketing and Business Operations (TMBO) function, where he advised NBA, WNBA and NBA Development League teams on all aspects of business operations including ticket and sponsorship sales, marketing, community relations, communications, and digital media. Under Granger’s leadership at TMBO, teams across all three leagues set numerous and consistent records for game attendance, gate receipts, and sponsorship revenue.
Prior to joining the NBA, Granger held leadership positions with the Walt Disney World Company, working primarily on the resort side of the business.
Granger received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and his M.B.A. from Yale. As an undergraduate, he also studied abroad at the prestigious London School of Economics & Political Science. An Indiana native, Chris now lives in the Wilhaggin area of Sacramento with his wife Jennifer and daughters, Zoe and Megan. They are all #SacramentoProud.