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Vivek Ranadive Most Intrigued By Kevin McHale In Kings' Coaching Search

Apr 30, 2016 11:02 PM

Vivek Ranadive is believed to be the most intrigued by the candidacy of Kevin McHale as the Sacramento Kings search for their next head coach.

McHale was fired at the start of this season by the Houston Rockets.

McHale has been cautious in his approach to the job as the Kings have gone through several coaches during the ownership tenure of Ranadive. 

McHale has broadcasting opportunities available to him should he decide to remain out of coaching.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Tags: Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Patrick Ewing To Interview For Kings' Head Coaching Job

Apr 30, 2016 10:58 PM

Patrick Ewing will interview for the Sacramento Kings' head coaching vacancy.

Ewing is currently an assistant coach with the Charlotte Hornets.

Ewing has become a more serious candidate in recent seasons as he's taken on more responsibilities. Ewing has been an assistant coach with Steve Clifford, Stan Van Gundy and Jeff Van Gundy.

The Kings are intrigued by the possibility of having Ewing coach DeMarcus Cousins.

Sacramento VP of Basketball Operations Vlade Divac has expressed to people a desire to have three finalists to bring to ownership for a final round of interviews.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Tags: Charlotte Hornets, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kings Choose Ken Catanella To Be New Assistant General Manager

Apr 27, 2016 8:34 PM

The Sacramento Kings have chosen Ken Catanella to be their new Assistant General Manager.

Cantanella has been the Assistant General Manager for the Pistons since August 2014 and previously served as their Director of Basketball Operations.

Before joining Detroit's front office in 2011, Cantanella worked for the NBA as their Manager of Basketball Analytics.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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David Morway, Kings No Longer Discussing Front Office Job

Apr 26, 2016 6:46 PM

David Morway and the Sacramento Kings are no longer discussing a front office position.

The two sides were reportedly close to an agreement at one point. Sacramento has been looking to hire an executive with extensive front office experience and management of salary cap matters to assist Vlade Divac.

Morway was previously the general manager of the Indiana Pacers and assistant general manager of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

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Kevin McHale A Candidate for Kings' Job

Apr 25, 2016 11:55 AM

Former Rockets coach Kevin McHale is now a candidate to be the next head coach of the Sacramento Kings.

While Sam Mitchell is the only candidate who has conducted a full interview as of now, Vinny Del Negro, Mike Woodson and Mark Jackson have been previously reported as candidates. Per Stein's report, the Kings also have an interest in speaking with current Warriors assistant Luke Walton.

The Kings fired head coach George Karl on April 14.

Marc Stein / ESPN

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Knicks Have Trade Interest In Darren Collison

Apr 23, 2016 10:42 AM

The New York Knicks have interest in trading for Darren Collison.

Collison is scheduled to make $5.2 million next season with the Sacramento Kings.

It is unclear if the Knicks have the sufficient trade assets to make a deal with the Kings for Collison.

The Knicks previously had interest in trading for Jeff Teague.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Tags: Darren Collison, New York Knicks, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Seth Curry Declines $1M Option With Kings To Become Free Agent

Apr 22, 2016 5:20 PM

Seth Curry will decline his $1 million player option for the 16-17 season with the Sacramento Kings to become a restricted free agent.

Curry averaged 6.8 points, 1.5 assists and 1.4 rebounds in 44 games this season and established himself as an NBA rotational guard.

After going unselected in the 2013 draft out of Duke, Curry played in the NBA Development League and on 10-day contracts with Cleveland, Memphis and Phoenix. 

Curry's play in Summer League with the Pelicans led to a two-year guaranteed deal with the Kings.

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RealGM Radio: Sacramento Kings With James Ham

Apr 21, 2016 7:40 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and James Ham of CSN California (@James_Ham) go in-depth on the Sacramento Kings, including DeMarcus Cousins (0:46), Rajon Rondo’s future with the team (29:36), what current members of the team will be there long-term (35:49), building a title contender (57:35), LeBron (1:03:11) and the Kings’ coaching search (1:12:42).

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Luke Walton Expected To Interview For Kings' Job After First Round

Apr 20, 2016 12:46 PM

Luke Walton is expected to meet with Vlade Divac after the first round to discuss the Sacramento Kings' head coaching vacancy.

Walton had a conversation with Phil Jackson that was leaked to the media as an informal job interview.

“Right now, I just want to focus on the playoffs,” Walton said Monday before Game 2 of the Warriors-Rockets series. “I don’t want this (speculation) to take away from what we’re trying to do. So I really don’t want to talk about it. I hope you understand.”

Walton ascended the coaching ranks when he led the Warriors to a 39-4 record without Steve Kerr.

With Kerr's uncertain health status and the Warriors' contender status, Walton can afford to be picky when it comes to a head coaching opportunity. 

Ailene Voisin/Sacramento Bee

Tags: Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Quincy Acy To Decline $1.05M Player Option With Kings

Apr 20, 2016 12:03 PM

Quincy Acy will decline his option for next season with the Sacramento Kings to become a free agent.

Acy's player option is worth $1.05 million.

Acy signed with the Kings on a two-year deal in the 2015 offseason.

Acy averaged 5.2 points and 3.2 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per game for the Kings.

Sam Amick/USA Today

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Vlade Divac Wants To Keep DeMarcus Cousins But Willing To Test Market For First Time
The sense within the organization is Vlade Divac has become increasingly frustrated by DeMarcus Cousins' ongoing issues and is willing to test the trade market for the first time.

Ailene Voisin/Sacramento Bee

Kings' First Interviews With Mark Jackson, Vinny Del Negro, Sam Mitchell
The Kings have scheduled their first three head coaching interviews with Mark Jackson, Vinny Del Negro and Sam Mitchell.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Kings Granted Permission To Interview Mike Woodson
The Kings sought and were granted permission by the Clippers to meet with Mike Woodson as he's currently an assistant coach with the franchise.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Kevin Durant Endorses Scott Brooks To Get Another Chance In NBA
Scott Brooks was fired last season by the Thunder and he's now a candidate for the Wizards, Wolves and Kings.

Erik Horne/Oklahoman

George Karl Fired By Kings
Vlade Divac will lead the search for the Kings next coach as they move into a new arena next season.

RealGM Staff Report

Kings Considering McHale, Del Negro, Jackson, Thibodeau, Brooks
The Kings have a long list of potential candidates to replace George Karl as head coach.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Kings To Fire George Karl
George Karl has an estimated $10 million in guaranteed money left on his original four-year, $15 million contract.


Vlade Divac, Kings Finalizing Multi-Year Extension
Vlade Divac became the Kings' primary basketball decision-maker last year.

Marc Stein/ESPN

David Morway Considered Leading Candidate For Kings' Front Office Job
The Kings have been looking to hire an executive that can assist Vlade Divac.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Kurt Rambis High On Rajon Rondo, Believes He Can Play In Triangle
Rajon Rondo and Derek Fisher both publicly questioned his viability in the triangle offense.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Kings Unlikely To Make DeMarcus Cousins Available Until 2017 Deadline
DeMarcus Cousins still has two seasons remaining on his contract.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Nancy Lieberman Exiled By Karl For Alleged Allegiance To Ranadive
Nancy Lieberman was identified by George Karl as a confidante of Vivek Ranadive and was unofficially exiled by Karl months ago.

Sam Amick/USA Today

George Karl Likely To Be Fired By Kings In Offseason
George Karl was nearly fired in February.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

DeMarcus Cousins: Suspension Was From Head Coach
DeMarcus Cousins and George Karl have been at odds since the end of last season.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Cauley-Stein: I Can Guard Five Positions, There Should Never Be Matchup Problems
George Karl has been reluctant to play Willie-Cauley Stein consistently, especially since he is so versatile on defense.

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George Karl To Undergo Cancer-Related Procedure On Throat
When asked if the procedure was serious, George Karl said "no" twice.

Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Carmelo Anthony Wants Bigger Role In Free Agency, Begins Lobbying For Rondo
Carmelo Anthony would like to take a more active role in the Knicks' free agency meetings this offseason.

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Roland Beech Has Made Positive Impact For Kings
The Kings hired Roland Beech in August to work in a variety of areas, including the transmission of information to the coaching staff and front office.

Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Mavs Emerge As Possible Spot For Ben McLemore
The Mavericks have emerged as a possible trading partner with the Kings for Ben McLemore.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Kings, Bulls Discussing Pau Gasol Trade
The Kings would acquire Pau Gasol and Tony Snell from the Bulls for Kosta Koufos, Ben McLemore and the lowering of lottery protections on a pick owed by Sacramento to Chicago.

Adrian Wojnarowski, Chris Mannix/The Vertical