Sacramento Kings Basketball Coach Arrested for DUI

First year head coach of the NBA Sacramento Kings was stopped by the California Highway Patrol and arrested for DUI. Eric
Musselman, issued an apology to family, fans, the city of Sacramento and the King’s organization, telling reporters “I’m sorry, I’m
embarrassed and ashamed. It’s not representative of how I live my life.”

Musselman, 41, was stopped at 2:15 in the morning in his 2006 Mercedes after he was seen making a right-hand turn from the left-hand lane and cutting off another vehicle. He reportedly failed sobriety tests and registered a .11 blood-alcohol content.

Musselman was cited for misdemeanor driving under the influence and released without bail. His court date is November 20.

Kings General Manager Geoff Petrie indicated continued support of Musselman, believing the coach will “face this adversity honestly and appropriately.” He added that NBA league attorneys have been notified of the DUI arrest.

Team owners Gavin and Joe Maloof called the arrest disappointing and a “bad mistake” but said Musselman would not be “reprimanded or fined or suspended.”

Musselman was with the Golden State Warriors organization during the 2003-2004 season and he spent two years as an assistant with the Memphis Grizzlies before being hired by the Kings last June.

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