The Sacramento Kings are a professional team based in Sacramento, California, United States. The team was found in 1945 as Rochester Royals (Rochester, New York) and joined NBA in 1948. In 1957, the Royals were moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. In in 1972 the team were moved to Kansas City. The Royals were renamed the Kings because Kansas City already had the Royals baseball team. The Kings moved to their current home of Sacramento, California in the 1985-86 NBA season.