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Sacramento Kings name Mark Jones as new TV play-by-play announcer

Jones comes to Sacramento with a 30 year career in broadcasting, most notably with ESPN.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Kings have announced Mark Jones will be the team's new primary TV play-by-play announcer

Jones will work alongside Kings TV color analyst Doug Christie starting with the 2020-2021 season.

“We are delighted to welcome Mark to the Kings family and watch him partner with Doug to form a new, dynamic broadcast team for the franchise and its proud fans,” Kings Owner and Chairman Vivek Ranadivé said in a press release. “Throughout his impressive career, Mark has amassed a tremendous wealth of experience broadcasting some of the largest events this league has hosted. We are excited he has chosen to continue his career in Sacramento as we look towards the bright future of this organization.”

Jones has been involved at ESPN since 1990. Before working with the network to cover NBA and college football, Jones worked on broadcasts for the NBA Finals, WNBA and men's and women's college basketball.

Read more about Jones' career here.

Jones is replacing Former Kings Announcer Grant Napear, who held the position for decades. Napear resigned in June following his comments on the Black Lives Matter movement. In a seemingly random exchange with former Kings player Demarcus Cousins, Grant Napear proclaimed in all capital letters "all lives matter."

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