The Sacramento Kings hired Scott Perry on Friday, which is a move Vlade Divac tried to execute in the past.
“I have known Scott for a long time, and he is very well respected within the league, and with players and agents. I contacted him previously when he was with (former Orlando Magic general manager) Rob (Hennigan), and asked if they would let him go. They said no. But when he became available, I reached out and we talked about the possibility of him joining me. This was my guy. He’s another guy who likes what we are trying to do and has similar thought on players.
“He is that guy, the one who can talk to anyone and knows everyone in the league and (college)."
The Kings have also hired Luke Bornn this offseason, while bringing in Ken Catanella last offseason.
According to numerous league insiders, NBA team executives have found it difficult to negotiate with the Kings because of their thin and inexperienced front office, which these hires should improve.