The Sacramento Kings today announced Shareef Abdur-Rahim as General Manager of the Reno Bighorns according to Kings General Manager Pete D'Alessandro. Abdur-Rahim who also holds the role of Director of Player Personnel for the Kings will oversee basketball operations for the team's D-League affiliate.

Abdur-Rahim is entering his fourth season in the Kings front office where he served the previous three as Assistant General Manager after spending the 2009-10 season on the Kings bench as an assistant coach specializing in player development.

Prior to retiring from professional basketball in 2008 the 12-year NBA veteran amassed career averages of 18.1 points (.472 FG% .297 3FG% .810 FT%) 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game in 830 contests for four teams (Vancouver 1996-97 to 2000-01 Atlanta 2001-02 to 2003-04 Portland 2003-04 to 2004-05 and Sacramento 2005-06 to 2007-08). In a five-season stretch from 1997-98 through 2001-02 he posted better than 20 points and seven rebounds per contest narrowly missing a sixth straight campaign registering such consistency when he recorded 19.9 points and 8.4 rebounds in 2002-03. He was named an NBA All-Star in 2002 finishing the campaign with averages of 21.2 points and 9.0 rebounds ranking 15th and 13th in the league respectively.

In a related development D'Alessandro also announced that Chris Gilbert will join Abdur-Rahim in Reno as the Bighorn's Assistant General Manager. Gilbert is entering his first season as the Kings Basketball Operations Coordinator assisting D'Alessandro Assistant GM Mike Bratz and Abdur-Rahim with all facets of the team's day-to-day operations.