SACRAMENTO, CA - Kings forward/center Chuck Hayes made his return to Sacramento on Friday night, concluding an emotional eight day roller coaster.
"It feels good, it's been a long week," Hayes said, speaking exclusively to News10 at the Sacramento International Airport as he arrived from his home in Houston. "I'm just happy I'm here and happy I'm healthy."
Hayes was met at the airport by Kings Assistant General Manager Shareef Abdur-Rahim, who greeted him with a hug.
The 28-year-old Modesto native agreed in principal on Thursday night to renew his contract with the Kings - a four year, $22.3 million deal. On Dec. 15, the Kings medical staff discovered a heart abnormality from his physical. Last Monday, the team voided his initial four year, $21.3 million contract signed on Dec. 9.