The Sacramento Kings have snapped the longest playoff drought in all of the four major sports. For 16 years the Kings did not make the NBA playoffs, starting all the way back in 2007.
This year the Kings not only made the playoffs but they are locked into the third seed in the Western Conference. Seemingly out of nowhere this team has turned their franchise around.
The Kings have had this core roster for a handful of seasons now but the two biggest changes were trading for Domantas Sabonis and signing Mike Brown as their head coach. These two moves changed the entire franchise and focused them on having one goal, to make the playoffs.
Sacramento not only has made the playoffs but they have secured home-court advantage as well. Kings fans have been waiting 16 years for this moment and while the team is young and inexperienced, they could make some noise in the playoffs as well.
Now the New York Jets hold the title of the team that has the longest playoff drought in sports. The Jets haven’t made the playoffs in 12 years. Like the Kings, they are expected to be competitive for a playoff spot this year, however.
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