Former Kings Exec Banned for Betting

by November 26, 2009

Well, this can’t be good: “Jack Mai, the former assistant director of scouting for the Kings, was banned by the league for ‘betting small amounts of money’ on Kings and NBA games, the Kings announced today. Mai was fired by the Kings in early 2009 for reasons that remain unclear, although it had long been speculated that his close ties with Chinese basketball officials were becoming an increasing concern to the league and the Kings organization … Mai, who in reality had very little influence in Kings personnel matters, was hired by Geoff Petrie eight years ago on the recommendation of Kings special assistant Pete Carril. He was rarely seen at Arco Arena.”