RENO, Nev. -- The Sacramento Kings will return to the Lawlor
Events Center for the first time since 2002 to play the New Orleans
Hornets in an NBA exhibition game on Oct. 22, team officials said
Tickets will go sale at noon on Thursday for the game scheduled
for 5 p.m. on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno.
"We had great success at the Lawlor Events Center in 2002 when
the Kings sold out a previous preseason game at the arena," said
Gavin Maloof, co-owner of the Sacramento Kings.
"We look forward to returning to the Lawlor Center this season
and hope this is the beginning of a long-term relationship with the
great Kings fans of the Reno-Sparks-Tahoe community," he said.
The Hornets are led by 2005-06 NBA Rookie of the Year Chris Paul
and have signed a pair of former Kings as free agents -- Peja Stojakovic and Bobby Jackson. The Hornets' head coach is Byron Scott, a former Kings assistant coach.
Tickets are priced from $54.50 to $14.50.