Joe Dumars Hired by Kings as Special Adviser to GM Vlade Divac

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJune 21, 2019

In this July 16, 2013, photo, Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars speaks during a news conference in Auburn Hills, Mich. The Pistons have decided not to renew Dumars' contract as president of basketball operations, a person familiar with the situation said Sunday, April 13, 2014. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not made any announcement on Dumars' future, says Dumars will remain with the Pistons as an adviser. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
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The Sacramento Kings are adding another experienced executive voice to their front office.

The team announced Friday it has hired Joe Dumars to serve as a special adviser to general manager Vlade Divac.

"Joe and I played together in the league and is a legend in our sport," Divac said. "As an experienced and talented basketball executive, I'm excited to have him serve as a special advisor and expert resource for our incredible front-office team."

Dumars has spent the past two years as president of Independent Sports & Entertainment's basketball division.

The Athletic's Sam Amick noted the agency has over 300 clients from the NBA, NFL and Major League Baseball, including DeMarcus Cousins and Miguel Cabrera.

Dumars, who will resign from the agency to work with the Kings, intends to work remotely from Los Angeles.

He hasn't worked for an NBA team since stepping down as the Detroit Pistons' president of basketball operations in 2014. The Basketball Hall of Famer was in consideration to be general manager of the Atlanta Hawks before Travis Schlenk was hired in 2017.

Under Dumars' watch from 2000 to 2014, the Pistons made eight consecutive postseason appearances (2001-09) and won an NBA title in 2003-04.