The Sacramento Kings continued their management overhaul on Saturday, reaching an agreement in principle with Denver Nuggets vice president Pete D’Alessandro. D’Alessandro will become Sacramento’s new general manager.
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
The Kings are far from done, however (via Ken Berger of CBS Sports):
The Kings’ ownership group, led by Vivek Ranadive, is still working through how the front office will be structured and hasn’t ruled out further additions, one person familiar with the situation said. An additional role could be a consulting position, similar to the Jerry West role in Golden State.
D’Alessandro worked with Mike Malone in Golden State. Malone was hired to become the Kings’ new head coach in early June.
Below is an excerpt from Berger’s report:
D’Alessandro has close ties to the Kings new head coach, Michael Malone. Both previously worked in Golden State, where Ranadive was a minority partner, Malone was Mark Jackson’s lead assistant and D’Alessandro served as director of basketball operations and assistant GM before joining the Nuggets. His expertise on the salary cap and trade rules were crucial to Ujiri’s successful trade of Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks in 2011 and the acquisition of soon-to-be free agent Andre Iguodala as part of the multi-team Dwight Howard trade last summer.
Ranadive’s connections within the Warriors’ organization has paid dividends in his efforts to re-create Sacramento’s front office and coaching staff.