Jun 19, 2013 10:39 PM EDT
DeMarcus Cousins is eligible for a maximum contract this summer and a trade demand looms if he and the Sacramento Kings are not able to reach a deal.
In the meantime, Cousins has been instructed by his agent, Dan Fegan, not to speak about anything regarding the Kings, their new ownership or their management.
"No comment," Cousins replied when asked about his thoughts on the Kings' new regime, which includes majority owner Vivek Ranadive, GM Pete D'Alessandro and coach Mike Malone.
Cousins will participate on the U.S. Select team this offseason.
Jun 18, 2013 10:49 AM EDT
Pete D'Alessandro was introduced on Monday as general manager of the Sacramento Kings.
Vivek Ranadive put his GM candidates through an extensive interview process, involving analysis of the Kings' roster, plans for both the short and long-term, as well as examples of linear and non-linear thinking.
"I had just finished preparing for my first interview," D'Alessandro said later in the afternoon, "and I got this email from Vivek. I was thinking, 'Wow, I think I need to do a lot more.' I proofed everything on the flight over, and then when I landed, I went to a Kinko's in Palo Alto and made copies. I pulled an all-nighter. I felt like I was back in law school."
Jun 17, 2013 12:07 AM EDT
Chris Mullin has been offered a consultant role in the Sacramento Kings' front office.
Mullin was the top basketball executive for the Golden State Warriors from 2004-09, spending time with then-assistant GM Pete D'Alessandro.
Bringing Mullin into the front office would fuel speculation about the Kings' possible pursuit of Monta Ellis.
Ellis was drafted by Mullin in 2005.
Jun 15, 2013 7:54 PM EDT
The Sacramento Kings and Pete D'Alessandro have reached a deal for him to become general manager.
D'Alessandro beat out Chris Wallace and others for the job.
D'Alessandro was most recently with the Denver Nuggets' front office after previously working for the Golden State Warriors.
Mike Malone had some input in the process that led to the Kings' hiring of D'Alessandro.
D'Alessandro was first hired by the Warriors due to his relationship with Chris Mullin.
Jun 11, 2013 5:18 PM EDT
The Sacramento Kings have been identified as the third team fined by the NBA for tampering.
The Houston Rockets and the Atlanta Hawks were the other two teams.
Michael Malone said that Chris Paul would "look pretty good in a Sacramento Kings uniform" during his introductory press conference.
Jun 11, 2013 12:39 PM EDT
Vivek Ranadive and his partners secured a bankruptcy judge's approval to buy another 7 percent share of the Sacramento Kings on Monday.
Buying Bob Cook's share will increase the Ranadive group's ownership stake to 72 percent.
Chris Hansen had attempted to purchase the stake.
Jun 11, 2013 12:34 PM EDT
Larry Bird has informed the Sacramento Kings that he is no longer interested in a front office position with the franchise.
Bird is considering a return to the Indiana Pacers after taking a sabbatical this season.
The Kings have already interviewed Chris Wallace, Travis Schlenk, David Morway, Mike Dunleavy and Chris Mullin, among others.
Kenny Smith will also speak with Vivek Ranadive about a position with the Kings, while Chris Webber has also expressed interest in a personnel job.
Jun 10, 2013 10:57 AM EDT
Kenny Smith has been in discussions with Vivek Ranadive about a front office position with the Sacramento Kings.
"We've been talking; we've been talking," Smith said. "That's all I'm going to say."
Smith is a longtime commentator with TNT and former player with the Kings and Houston Rockets. Smith has long been known to covet a general manager position.
"I've been winning my whole life," Smith said. "I've been blessed to be a winner. So whatever happens, whatever I do, I'm going to win an Emmy next year or I'm going to try to win an NBA championship or I'm going to try to win in cards. I'm a winner. I'm a winner. I've been blessed in my whole life, so I think I have a clear vision."
Jun 09, 2013 7:29 PM EDT
The Sacramento Kings have received permission from the Denver Nuggets to interview Pete D'Alessandro for their general manager vacancy.
D'Alessandro is currently the Nuggets' VP of basketball operations and was previously with the Golden State Warriors.
If D'Alessandro is hired by the Kings, there is a good chance Bobby Marks of the Brooklyn Nets would join him.
Jun 08, 2013 11:29 AM EDT
Chris Jent will join Sacramento Kings coach Mike Malone’s staff as a lead assistant, according to a source.
Jent was an assistant for Ohio State the past two seasons.
Jent is noted for improving the shooting of his players.
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David Morway worked with Larry Bird in the front office of the Pacers.
Peter Vecsey reports that Larry Bird could be asking for $5 million per season and possibly a partial ownership stake in the Kings.
Jerry Colangelo said DeMarcus Cousins had "some growing up to do" last summer.
Geoff Petrie will maintain a key role in directing the Kings leading up to the NBA draft.
Vivek Ranadive is focused on executives who have a track record of success in the NBA's smaller markets.
Jun 03, 2013 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Chris Wallace would replace longtime GM Geoff Petrie.
Jerry West is a highly paid advisor to the Warriors, the team that Vivek Ranadive previously co-owned.
Brandon Triche helped lead Syracuse to the Final Four this past season.
The Maloofs previously entertained an offer to sell the Kings to a group seeking to relocate the franchise to Las Vegas.
The NBA has set "a series of benchmarks" for a new arena that the Kings' new ownership group must meet in order to keep their team.
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