Well things just got a little awkward. While the Sacramento Kings contacted Larry Bird about the possibility of taking over as general manager, it appears they’re keeping the options open and will be interviewing former general manager of the Indiana Pacers (who was promoted on 2009) David Morway.
The Sacramento Kings general manager search will continue Friday, when they are expected to interview former Indiana Pacers general manager David Morway.
According to a person with knowledge of the search, Morway will join the list of candidates still in the running for the job left vacant when new owner Vivek Ranadive decided to part ways with longtime general manager Geoff Petrie.
Before joining the Pacers as general manager, Morway served as Senior Vice President of Basketball Administration. He was also the general manager of the San Diego Padres from 1985 to 1988. He was also a finalist for the Portland TrailBlazers general manager position but ultimately wasn’t hired.
Morway often takes the blame for many front office mistakes during his tenure with the Pacers and their rebuild. Such was when the trade that could’ve landed them O.J. Mayo two years ago from the Memphis Grizzlies. He also had a role in bringing in advance statistical analysis into the game as a tool for the team to work with. That is now part of their routine.
Now the question comes down to who the Kings would hire. Maybe Bird would take a bigger role and be reunited with Morway in Sacramento. Or maybe they’re competing for the same job. Or maybe he’ll return to Indiana. I’m sure we’ll get answers soon enough.