While Vlade Divac wasn’t a superstar in the NBA, the veteran center has become an international icon thanks to his impressive basketball play when he was younger and his humanitarianism in his post playing days.
Receiving a standing offer from the previous Sacramento Kings ownership group, the Maloofs, to join their front office, Divac never accepted the offer citing prior commitments. That included being president of the Serbian Olympic Committee though Divac’s tenure is now over and he’s reportedly looking to join an NBA front office with intentions of eventually becoming a general manager.
“I would definitely find some involvement in the NBA with some team. Right after my retirement, I was doing some scouting for the Lakers. I tried to see how management works. I went to Real Madrid, worked for them for a year. That helped me to kind of develop some interest in management. So now my second term on the Olympic committee of Serbia — and I’m so proud of that, we did a great job — so something in management.”
Divac, who enjoyed success with the Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte Hornets and Sacramento Kings stated that he has spoken to Sacramento about joining their organization, though has not received any type of job offer at this point.
However, despite the lack of an official hiring, it doesn’t appear as if Divac will be looking outside the Kings organization for a job as it appears the two sides are rather amicable about working out some type of role moving forward.