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 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. Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace is viewed as someone who would make a strong partner with D'Alessandro and hasn't been ruled out as an addition to the front office, a person familiar with the situation said. The Kings interviewed Wallace three times and are intrigued by his experience and small-market success. D'Alessandro's departure from Denver, where he was executive vice president of basketball operations, leaves the Nuggets with a clean sweep of exits from their baskebtall structure. GM Masai Ujiri left for Toronto and coach George Karl was not invited back after a contract dispute. Ujiri is the reigning executive of the year, and Karl the reigning coach of the year. It became doubtful in recent days that D'Alessandro, one of the top experts in the NBA on the salary cap and collective bargaining agreement, was going to be offered a new contract and/or a promotion in Denver in the wake of Ujiri's departure. After Ujiri left, D'Alessandro was playing a key role in the team's search for a new coach, which has been focused on Lionel Hollins and Brian Shaw.
Sources: Kings agree to terms with Pete D'Alessandro as GM
CBS Sports | Jun 15