The Sacramento Kings are hiring Monte McNair as their new head of basketball operations.

McNair was previously assistant general manager of the Houston Rockets.

McNair graduated with a degree in computer since in 2006 from Princeton and has spent his entire professional career with the Rockets.

The Kings held in-person interviews with their three finalists in San Francisco. Sachin Gupta met with the Kings on Sunday, followed by McNair and Wes Wilcox on Monday.

Vlade Divac stepped down from his role running the Kings in mid-August.