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After frustrating season, Sacramento Kings head into another uncertain offseason

  • Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas thanks the fans as he leaves the court after the Kings 112-108 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers in an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, April 17, 2013. With the pending sale of the team and possible move to Seattle, Wednesday's game might be the last in Sacramento.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)The Associated Press

  • Sacramento Kings fans rally in support for the team to remain in Sacramento after their game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Sacramento, Calif., on April 17, 2013.(AP Photo/Steve Yeater)The Associated Press

  • Sacramento Kings head coach Keith Smart talks with guard Isaiah Thomas (22) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 15, 2013. Oklahoma City won 104-95. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)The Associated Press

  • Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, center, seperates teammate Isaiah Thomas, left, and Los Angeles Clippers Chris Paul, as they exchanged heated words during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, April 17, 2013. The Clippers own 112-108.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)The Associated Press

  • Adriana Ortiz, center, holds up a sign expressing her hopes that the team won't move after the Kings 112-108 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers in an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, April 17, 2013. With the pending sale of the team and possible move to Seattle, Wednesday's game might be the last in Sacramento.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)The Associated Press

After three stints as an interim coach, this season was supposed to be Keith Smart's first real chance to show what he could do on the NBA sidelines with a full summer and training camp to prepare.

Instead, the pending sale and relocation of the Sacramento Kings to a Seattle group became a daily distraction for Smart's squad. The Kings finished 28-54, missed the playoffs for the seventh straight year and head into another offseason with the roster the same as the franchise's future off the court — uncertain.

The Kings can't truly start preparing for next season until NBA owners vote on the franchise's fate. Commissioner David Stern has said a decision is unlikely until at least May.