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RYDER FAKIN
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Eric Musselman, in his first season as coach of the Sacramento Kings, was arrested on a drunken driving charge early Saturday, hours after his team's exhibition victory over the Utah Jazz.

He was released without bail from Sacramento County Main Jail at dawn, the Sheriff's Department said. He was cited for misdemeanor driving under the influence.

Musselman was pulled over at 2:15 a.m. about 1 1/2 miles from the State Capitol, according to the arrest report. The 41-year-old coach failed three sobriety tests performed by the California Highway Patrol and had a blood-alcohol level of 0.11, the arrest report said. The legal limit is 0.08.

Musselman has coached just four preseason games since being hired in June. His arrest comes at a particularly inopportune time for the franchise. On Nov. 7, voters will be asked to approve two ballot measures increasing local sales tax as part of the club's quest to build a new arena in downtown Sacramento.

Geoff Petrie, the Kings' president of basketball operations, said Musselman called him about 6 a.m. and told him of the arrest.

"He was very apologetic and ashamed for the lack of discretion leading to this situation," Petrie said in a statement. "On behalf of the Kings organization, we are very disappointed in the poor personal behavior which precipitated this incident. We also believe Eric will face this adversity honestly and appropriately."

Musselman has been through a divorce since his firing from the Warriors, and his two sons still live in the Bay Area.

Musselman recently told The Associated Press he can usually drive from home to the arena in two minutes. He was arrested nine miles from his home after the Kings' 112-96 victory Friday night

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I'm sure this may appear to be a conspiracy by the Maloofs to get a new stadium deal nixed and the team moved to Las Vegas, where this type of behavior is acceptable...maybe even encouraged. But I wouldn't jump to conclusions

that is, if anyone still CARES about the Kings!

FLEA

(edited by RYDER FAKIN on 21.10.06 1706)


Demonstrations are a drag. Besides, we're much too high

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