Sacramento Bee "Pete D'Alessandro was in a comfortable place. He could have stayed in Denver and angled to be the Nuggets' new general manager, continuing to work with team president Josh Kroenke. But D'Alessandro wanted to take a chance on himself. "I've always been that second guy," D'Alessandro said...." June 18
Sacramento Bee "Kings principal owner Vivek Ranadive will introduce Pete D'Alessandro as the team's new general manager today at a news conference at Sleep Train Arena. And Ranadive isn't done changing the look of the Kings' front office. The Kings have offered Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame player and..." June 17
CBSSports.com "The Sacramento Kings have agreed to terms with Nuggets executive Pete D'Alessandro as the franchise's new general manager, league sources told CBSSports.com on Saturday. The Kings' ownership group, led by Vivek Ranadive, is still working through how the front office will be structured and..." June 15
Kings narrowing GM search to candidates with GM experience: Chris Wallace and Scott Layden, sources say. David Morway also in mix.
USA Today "Gearing up for the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain, USA Basketball selected a wide-ranging mix of experience, youth, size, speed and shooters for its 27-man roster that will train in July 22-25 in Las Vegas. The past two NBA rookies of the year — guards Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers and..." June 12
Sacramento Bee "The Kings were one of three teams fined by the league Tuesday for "tampering" with a player under contract with another team. During his introductory news conference as the Kings' new coach June 3, Michael Malone said point guard Chris Paul "would look good in a Kings uniform" in response to a..." June 12
Sacramento Bee "The Kings were one of three teams fined by the league Tuesday for statements, remarks, conduct, etc., that could be construed as "tampering" with a player who is currently under contract. In a slight slip of the tongue during his introductory press conference 10 days ago, rookie coach Michael..." June 11
Sacramento Bee "Hall of Fame forward Larry Bird, who discussed the Kings' general manager vacancy with new owner Vivek Ranadive and was said to be at least mildly intrigued, told team officials he is no longer interested. Bird sat out the 2012-13 season and is considering a return to the Indiana Pacers – where..." June 11
ESPN.com "The NBA will allow advertising on the court for the first time next season. The league sent a memo to its teams saying they will be permitted to sell space on what is referred to as the apron. The space covers the out-of-bounds area on the sideline between the baselines and the coaches' box..." June 11
Sacramento Bee "Add "The Jet" to the mix for a new voice in the Kings front office. Former King and current TNT analyst Kenny "The Jet" Smith told USA Today at the NBA Finals he has spoken with new majority owner Vivek Ranadive about a role with the franchise. "We've been talking; we've been talking," Smith..." June 10
The Denver Nuggets have granted permission to the Kings for them to speak with VP of basketball ops Pete D'Alessandro about their GM job.
SI.com "Bird, who last built a large share of the Indiana Pacers team, who reached the Eastern Conference finals this season, stepped down due to health concerns. There were reports that Bird could return as the president of the Pacers, however the Pacers have already replaced him with Donnie Walsh and..." June 06
Sacramento has requested permission to speak to Denver executive Pete D'Alessandro for Kings GM job, sources tell Y! No approval yet.
Hoopsworld.com "Cuttino Mobley has always carried himself with confidence. That swagger was apparent when he was suiting up for the Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Clippers, and he still gives off that same bravado nearly five years removed from his last game in the NBA. The..." June 04
Sacramento Bee "Michael Malone was dressed in Kings attire Monday for his first official duty as the 25th head coach in franchise history. He stood watching a predraft workout next to Geoff Petrie, who was told he won't return as team basketball president when his contract expires June 30. New ownership is..." June 04
CBSSports.com "It's that time of the year when teams bring in players for draft workouts. Here's the latest on what teams are bringing guys in for a run in the gym. The Kings have six players coming in Monday, the most notable being Rudy Gobert from Cholet in France. They are likely looking for a big man,..." June 03
Sacramento Bee "Michael Malone didn't always pay attention to his new boss. Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadive knew he wanted Malone to be his head coach. And as he traveled to watch the Golden State Warriors in the playoffs as a minority owner, he studied Malone, an assistant on the staff. Ranadive found..." June 03
CBSSports.com "The Sacramento Kings' new ownership group has reached out to Hall of Famers Larry Bird and Chris Mullin as well as former NBA coach Mike Dunleavy about running the team's basketball operations, a search that is wide open, league sources told CBSSports.com on Monday. In addition to exploratory..." June 03
Sacramento Bee "Sacramento has kept its Kings but is facing strict deadlines, imposed by the NBA, for building the team a fancy new arena. Hours after Vivek Ranadive and his partners completed the record-setting purchase of the franchise from the Maloof family, NBA Commissioner David Stern revealed that the..." June 01
SportingNews.com "The sale of the Sacramento Kings is finally complete. The Maloof family announced Friday that the agreement to sell the Kings and Sleep Train Arena to a group led by TIBCO Software chairman Vivek Ranadive is done. Ranadive's group acquired a 65 percent controlling interest in the team at a..." May 31
And for those asking, new ownership has no intention of trading DeMarcus Cousins, so I'm told. Cuz supposed to meet w/ Ranadive soon.
Monta Ellis' potential interest in joining @SacramentoKings as a FA became much stronger with hiring of Mike Malone as coach, source told Y!
Golden State's Mike Malone has reached an agreement in principle on a four-year deal to coach the Sacramento Kings, sources tell Y! Sports.
Sacramento Bee "The NBA Board of Governors voted unanimously today to approve the sale of the Sacramento Kings to a group headed by Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur Vivek Ranadive, league officials announced. Ranadive confirmed the sale in a tweet. The league approval represents the second to the last..." May 29
USA Today "Nearly two weeks after NBA owners voted to keep the Kings in Sacramento and the team was sold to Indian software magnate Vivek Ranadive, the reshaping of the franchise appears to be under way. According to two people with knowledge of the situation, Ranadive has begun the process of finding a..." May 28
Rant Sports "Keith Smart didn’t necessary do a bad job with the Sacramento Kings. In some respects, he deserves another season, especially if the team ends up trading DeMarcus Cousins. Those two obviously never got along. But the speculation remains strong that Smart will soon be relieved of his duties as..." May 26
Sacramento Bee "The new ownership won't take control of the Kings for at least another week, but the process of sorting out the future has already begun. New majority owner Vivek Ranadive met briefly with Kings basketball president Geoff Petrie on Thursday before attending the "Long Live the Kings" rally at..." May 24
SI.com "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will be returning as the head coach of USA Basketball for the 2016 Olympics, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation. A formal announcement is expected in the next 48 hours. Krzyzewski led Team USA to gold medals in both the 2008 Beijing Olympics..." May 23
Sacramento Bee "If you believe Oswald was the only triggerman in Dallas in 1963, or you think it's only a myth that UFOs and aliens are being studied somewhere near Roswell, N.M., you also probably believe the NBA lottery has never been rigged. Yeah, and the tooth fairy visits Seattle Supersonics fans every..." May 20
Sacramento Bee "The Sacramento Kings, adrift for years and nearly lured away from the city, effectively reopened for business Friday. As the Maloof family confirmed it had agreed to sell the struggling franchise to a group led by Silicon Valley tech executive Vivek Ranadive, the transition to new ownership got..." May 19
Sacramento Bee "We could nominate him for sainthood. We could erect a statue in front of the downtown arena. We could name a street after him. But at the very least, we should schedule a David Stern Day before the NBA commissioner retires Feb. 1, 2014, because this is the man who saved the Kings. Again and..." May 19
Sacramento Bee "Two young employees at Tibco Software Inc. recently challenged the head of the company to a pull-up contest, and Vivek Ranadive didn't hesitate to accept. The employees, men in their 30s, combined to gut out 12 pull-ups. Ranadive, who is 55, pumped out nearly twice as many. "When he was..." May 19
Sacramento Bee "The Maloof era in Sacramento, at times spirited and uplifting, at times dismal, appears to have come to an end. A Sacramento investors group has reached a deal with the Maloof family to buy its controlling stake in the Kings. The deal is expected to be unveiled today. "It's the start of a..." May 17
Sacramento Bee "Sacramento, nearly beaten five months ago, is keeping its Kings after all. Meeting behind closed doors in the sprawling Hilton Anatole hotel, the NBA board of governors on Wednesday finally resolved the most vexing question the league has yet faced over a team's future – and did so in..." May 16
Sacramento Bee "It's D-Day in Big D. The NBA board of governors began gathering in Dallas today in an effort to resolve the five-month-long struggle over the future of the Sacramento Kings. The board's tasks: Decide whether the team should move to Seattle or stay in Sacramento, and then figure out who should..." May 15
The NBA Board of Governors has voted down the relocation bid to move the Kings to Seattle, @usatodaysports has learned
SI.com "The NBA’s Board of Governors voted at a meeting in Dallas on Wednesday to reject an investment group’s effort to relocate the Sacramento Kings to Seattle for the 2013-14 season, according to multiple reports. USA Today Sports and NBCSports.com reported that the Board followed the lead of the..." May 15
Hoopsworld.com "The league wants the Kings to remain in Sacramento, having worked extensively with the Ranadive group, Mayor Kevin Johnson and local and regional business and political interests to put a deal together. The Ranadive group has a competing deal on the table based on the original franchise valuation..." May 12
ESPN.com "The group trying to move the Sacramento Kings to Seattle is continuing to be relentless in its pursuit. That includes the current owners of the team, the Maloof family. And the NBA could be listening. Chris Hansen and Steve Ballmer, the deep-pocketed Seattle-based investors trying to acquire..." May 11
Sacramento Bee "In a dramatic, last-minute move, Chris Hansen, head of the Seattle group bidding to buy the Sacramento Kings, announced he is increasing his bid by $75 million, bringing the total valuation of the team to $625 million, by far an NBA team sales record. Hansen, posting on his website, called the..." May 10
Sacramento Bee "With an NBA vote on the future of the Sacramento Kings just a week away, a source says the league is encouraging a Sacramento business group to put 100 percent of its $341 million team purchase offer into an escrow account in hopes of persuading the Maloof family, which owns the team, to sign a..." May 09
Sacramento Bee "Mayor Kevin Johnson is so confident that the Kings are staying put, he's got some advice for the guys trying to buy the team and move it to Seattle: Back off. While saying he understands why they are putting up a fight, Johnson said Tuesday that hedge fund manager Chris Hansen and Microsoft..." May 08
USA Today "Ten years ago, the Michigan athletic department faced one of the darkest moments in its history. The NCAA penalties from the Ed Martin booster violations became official, and the punishment included restrictions beyond Michigan's self-imposed sanctions. One of the longest penalties was the..." May 08
Sacramento Bee "The investors trying to keep the Kings in Sacramento made key concessions to the NBA, including a promise to limit the amount of league revenue sharing they would accept, according to a source close to the ownership group. The concessions were made shortly before the NBA's relocation committee..." May 06
Sacramento Bee "Trying to nail down a deal with the Maloof family, the investors bidding to keep the Kings in Sacramento deposited 50 percent of the offering price in an escrow account Friday, a source close to the group said. Separately, a coalition fighting Sacramento's tentative deal for a new Kings arena..." May 04
Sacramento Bee "Buoyed by a dramatic NBA vote this week in Sacramento's favor, Mayor Kevin Johnson said Tuesday the investor group aligned with Sacramento will push to put a finalized sales deal in front of the league's board of governors when it meets at midmonth. "We hope to be in a position at that point..." May 01
Sacramento Bee "A committee of NBA owners voted unanimously today to block the pending sale and relocation of the Sacramento Kings, likely ensuring that the team will stay put. The NBA confirmed that its combined relocation and finance advisory committee, composed of 12 owners, voted down the Maloof family's..." April 29
Just filed to ESPN.com: Sources tell ESPN a committee of NBA owners voted against moving the Kings to Seattle today.
Sacramento Bee "The painstaking saga of the Sacramento Kings will finally get decided on or around May 13 – almost five months after the team's owners accepted a purchase offer from investors in Seattle. Fans in both cities should get a good idea about the outcome as early as next Monday. NBA Commissioner..." April 27
CBSSports.com "The founder and managing director of the National Basketball Players Association's former financial firm has been charged with attempting to defraud the union of $3 million by forging the signature of a dead man, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Joseph Lombardo, 72, the founder and director..." April 26