Petrie signs 3-year contract extension with Kings |

Petrie signs 3-year contract extension with Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Geoff Petrie will get another chance to turn the Sacramento Kings from a struggling franchise into a championship contender.

Petrie signed a three-year contract extension Tuesday to remain the team’s president of basketball operations. Petrie’s contract was set to expire after this season.

Petrie arrived in Sacramento in 1994 and built a team that won at least 50 games in five straight seasons, contending for the Western Conference title each year. The Kings struggled in recent years and finished with the worst record in the league a year ago.

But Petrie drafted Tyreke Evans last June and hired Paul Westphal as coach. The team is off to a surprising 14-16 start, only three wins shy of last season’s total.