Sacramento Kings Reportedly Set to Name Denver VP Pete D'Alessandro New GM
The Sacramento Kings have been in a constant period of turnover in recent weeks, as they've found themselves under new ownership and fired both their head coach and general manager. After cleaning house, it seems as if the Kings are ready to move forward.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Kings have agreed in principle to hire Denver Nuggets Vice President of Basketball Operations Pete D'Alessandro.
The Sacramento Kings have reached an agreement in principle to make Denver VP Pete D'Alessandro its general manager, league sources tell Y!— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 15, 2013
Perhaps the Kings will finally have a direction.
Since relieving Geoff Petrie of his duties, the Kings have been linked to numerous candidates. That includes TNT analyst Kenny Smith, Boston Celtics legend and 2012 Executive of the Year Larry Bird and Memphis Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace.
Was Pete D'Alessandro the right selection for the Sacramento Kings?
If the reports hold true, they'll side with the least known name out of the bunch but perhaps the most deserving candidate.
D'Alessandro was part of a front office that pulled a major roster overhaul and led Denver to a 57-win season. As a result of their success, general manager Masai Ujiri was named as the 2013 Executive of the Year.
Ujiri was later hired by the Toronto Raptors to take over in the same position.
This loss for Denver may be all too familiar, but for the Kings, it's a sign of positive things to come. While D'Alessandro is inexperienced as a general manager, he's spent time as an assistant to one of the most successful front offices in the NBA.
Every team needs to start somewhere, and D'Alessandro is the perfect man to lead the Kings to a future turnaround.
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