Denver Nuggets Grant Sacramento Kings Permission to Interview Current VP for GM Vacancy

Apr 17, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings fans hold up a sign during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Sleep Train Arena. The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Sacramento Kings 112-108. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

According to Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports, the Sacramento Kings have been granted permission to interview another candidate for their current general manager vacancy.

Pete D’Alessandro is currently the Denver Nuggets’ vice president of basketball operations, but after the recent departures with key pieces of the organization, they have given Sacramento the opportunity to interview him to potentially be their next general manager.

Denver is in the process of finding their next GM after 2012-2013 NBA Executive of the Year Masai Ujiri left to take the Toronto Raptor’s front office job. As of a few weeks ago, the Nuggets had the Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year, now they have neither, after the firing of George Karl.

Shortly after the sale of the Kings from the Maloof family to Vivek Ranadive, the organization decided against extending the contract of GM Geoff Petrie.

According to the report, the assistant GM of the Brooklyn Nets, Bobby Marks, would likely also head to Sacramento with D’Alessandro if he were to be hired.

It is unclear at this point who the favorite is to land the Kings’ GM job. TNT’s Kenny Smith has also recently been linked to the job opening.



Topics: Denver Nuggets, Kenny Smith, NBA, Sacramento Kings

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