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Zach Randolph signs with the Sacramento Kings

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Former Memphis Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph signed with the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, according to ESPN.

Many Grizzlies fans are in shock, and others are downright hurt.

“This can't happen,” said fan Issac Rodriquez. “He's kind of Mr. Memphis, so it's sad to see him leave.”

“I don't think it was a good decision; I think he had another year or two in him,” said fan Roger Rice.

For almost a decade, Z-Bo has been a household name in the Bluff City and a mentor for so many children.

“When I think of the Grizzlies, I think of Z-Bo,” said fan Jason Collier.  

Z-Bo spent the past eight years leading the Grizzlies, making two all-star teams and helping the team get to the playoffs seven times, including a trip to the conference final in 2013.

He's also played a big role in the community each year, buying coats and shoes for kids in need.

“I think he was a good influence for the kids around the city,” Collier said.

For several years, he made donations to families in a special MLGW program, helping to pay their bills.

Randolph, who turns 36 later this month, averaged 14.1 points per game last season and is still considered one of the better post players in the game.

He is no doubt a beast on the court, and many said his move is bittersweet.

“We're going to miss him,” Collier said.

Z-Bo will rejoin Former Memphis Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger, who is the current head coach of the Kings.

We wish Z-Bo all the best!

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