Sacramento Kings Playoff History

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Franchise Overview

Seasons in Sacramento

1986-2024

39 11 0
Seasons Made Playoffs Championships

All Seasons

76 30 1
Seasons Made Playoffs Championships

Past 10 Seasons (2015 - 2024)

43.2% 1 0 0
Winning Percentage Made Playoffs Playoff Series Wins Championships

Championship Years

In Rochester

1951

Sacramento Kings Playoff Results

Year Record Result
2024 46-36 Missed Playoffs (Lost Play-Ins)
2023 48-34 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2022 30-52 Missed Playoffs
2021 31-41 Missed Playoffs
2020 31-41 Missed Playoffs
2019 39-43 Missed Playoffs
2018 27-55 Missed Playoffs
2017 32-50 Missed Playoffs
2016 33-49 Missed Playoffs
2015 29-53 Missed Playoffs
2014 28-54 Missed Playoffs
2013 28-54 Missed Playoffs
2012 22-44 Missed Playoffs
2011 24-58 Missed Playoffs
2010 25-57 Missed Playoffs
2009 17-65 Missed Playoffs
2008 38-44 Missed Playoffs
2007 33-49 Missed Playoffs
2006 44-38 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2005 50-32 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2004 55-27 Lost Western Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
2003 59-23 Lost Western Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
2002 61-21 Lost Western Conference Finals (Won 2 Rounds)
2001 55-27 Lost Western Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
2000 44-38 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1999 27-23 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1998 27-55 Missed Playoffs
1997 34-48 Missed Playoffs
1996 39-43 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1995 39-43 Missed Playoffs
1994 28-54 Missed Playoffs
1993 25-57 Missed Playoffs
1992 29-53 Missed Playoffs
1991 25-57 Missed Playoffs
1990 23-59 Missed Playoffs
1989 27-55 Missed Playoffs
1988 24-58 Missed Playoffs
1987 29-53 Missed Playoffs
1986 37-45 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1985 31-51 Missed Playoffs
1984 38-44 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1983 45-37 Missed Playoffs
1982 30-52 Missed Playoffs
1981 40-42 Lost Western Conference Finals (Won 2 Rounds)
1980 47-35 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1979 48-34 Lost Western Conference Semifinals (Won 0 Rounds)
1978 31-51 Missed Playoffs
1977 40-42 Missed Playoffs
1976 31-51 Missed Playoffs
1975 44-38 Lost Western Conference Semifinals (Won 0 Rounds)
1974 33-49 Missed Playoffs
1973 36-46 Missed Playoffs
1972 30-52 Missed Playoffs
1971 33-49 Missed Playoffs
1970 36-46 Missed Playoffs
1969 41-41 Missed Playoffs
1968 39-43 Missed Playoffs
1967 39-42 Lost Eastern Division Semifinals (Won 0 Rounds)
1966 45-35 Lost Eastern Division Semifinals (Won 0 Rounds)
1965 48-32 Lost Eastern Division Semifinals (Won 0 Rounds)
1964 55-25 Lost Eastern Division Finals (Won 1 Round)
1963 42-38 Lost Eastern Division Finals (Won 1 Round)
1962 43-37 Lost Western Division Semifinals (Won 0 Rounds)
1961 33-46 Missed Playoffs
1960 19-56 Missed Playoffs
1959 19-53 Missed Playoffs
1958 33-39 Lost Western Division Semifinals (Won 0 Rounds)
1957 31-41 Missed Playoffs
1956 31-41 Missed Playoffs
1955 29-43 Lost Western Division Semifinals (Won 0 Rounds)
1954 44-28 Lost Western Division Finals (Won 0 Rounds)
1953 44-26 Lost Western Division Semifinals (Won 0 Rounds)
1952 41-25 Lost Western Division Finals (Won 1 Round)
1951 41-27 Won Finals
1950 51-17 Lost Central Division Semifinals (Won 0 Rounds)
1949 45-15 Lost Western Division Finals (Won 1 Round)
Years the team was not located in Sacramento

Sacramento Kings History

Overview

The Sacramento Kings have played a total of 76 seasons. Their first season was in 1949, and their most recent season was in 2024.

Have the Sacramento Kings gone by any other names?

Yes. Between 1949 and 1957, the team was known as the Rochester Royals.
In 1958, the team moved to Cincinnati and changed their name to the Cincinnati Royals.
In 1973, the team moved to Kansas City and changed their name to the Kansas City-Omaha Kings.
In 1976, the team changed their name to the Kansas City Kings.
In 1986, the team moved to Sacramento and changed their name to the Sacramento Kings.

What division do the Sacramento Kings play in?

The Sacramento Kings currently play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.

What was the best start to a Kings season?

The best start to a Kings season was the 1995-96 Sacramento Kings, who started the season 5-0. The second best starts to a Kings season was the 1960-61 Cincinnati Royals, the 1952-53 Rochester Royals and the 2001-02 Sacramento Kings, who all started the season with 4 wins.

What was the worst start to a Kings season?

The two worst starts to a Kings season was the 1988-89 Sacramento Kings and the 1990-91 Sacramento Kings, who both started the season at 0-7. The third worst starts to a Kings season was the 1970-71 Cincinnati Royals, the 1984-85 Kansas City Kings and the 2019-20 Sacramento Kings, who all started the season with 5 straight losses.

When was the last time the Kings were in the playoffs?

The Sacramento Kings last made the playoffs in 2023, when they lost the Western Conference First Round. They've been in the playoffs a total of 30 times in their 76 seasons.

When was the last time the Kings missed the playoffs?

The Sacramento Kings last missed the playoffs in 2024.

When was the last time the Kings won a playoff series?

In 2004, the Sacramento Kings beat the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference First Round.

When was the last time the Kings lost a playoff series?

In 2023, the Sacramento Kings lost to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference First Round.

What years did the Kings make the NBA Finals?

While in Sacramento, the Sacramento Kings have never appeared in a NBA Finals. In their full franchise history, they've appeared in the NBA Finals once, in 1951 as the Rochester Royals.

How many NBA Titles have the Kings won?

While in Sacramento, the Sacramento Kings have never won a NBA Finals. The closest they came to winning a NBA Finals was in 2002 when they lost the Western Conference Finals.

In their full franchise history, they've won the NBA Finals once, in 1951 as the Rochester Royals.

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