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Volume 26 No. 174
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Kings To Furlough Portion Of Full-Time Employees For Four Months

The NBA Kings informed employees that "more than one-third of the team’s full-time workers will be furloughed for four months beginning June 1 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic," according to Jason Anderson of the SACRAMENTO BEE. Kings President of Business Operations John Rinehart explained that the sports and entertainment industries were "hit hard by the suspension of NBA play and live events at Golden 1 Center, resulting in 'an unprecedented impact on our bottom line' and 'significant fiscal uncertainty about the future.'" A source said that the furloughs "will impact about 100 employees representing approximately 34 percent of the team’s full-time workforce." The source added that essential basketball operations functions, "including front office, health and performance, and scouting/analytics positions, will not be impacted" (SACRAMENTO BEE, 5/19).