Report: NBA considering return to KC, Seattle

Tiny Archibald starred for the Kings while in Kansas City, where a report says the NBA is again looking.

Kansas City was once the home of an NBA franchise, before it became the Sacramento Kings.

From 1973 through 1985, the Kings were known as the Kansas City-Omaha Kings from 1973 through 1975, then the Kansas City Kings from 1976 through 1985.

Now, according to a report by NBA scout Jarrett Sutton, the NBA is eyeing a possible return to Kansas City.

The Kings moved to Sacramento for the start of the 1986 season. The franchise actually got its start in 1949 as the Rochester Royals, who played there through 1957, before becoming the Cincinnati Royals in 1958, remaining there through 1972 before moving to Kansas City in 1976.

The 1950-51 Rochester Royals — coached by Les Harrison and led by Arnie Risen (16.3 points and 12.0 rebounds per game), Bob Davies (15.2 ppg.), Jack Coleman (11.4 ppg.) and Bobby Wanzer (10.8 ppg.) — won the NBA championship, defeating the New York Knicks in the Finals, 4-3.