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Vlade Divac | Center

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (47) / 2/3/1968
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 260
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The Kings will reportedly hire WNBA legend Nancy Lieberman as an assistant coach.
Kings VP Vlade Divac will make the offer next week, and Lieberman has reportedly said that she will accept. The Spurs' addition of Becky Hammon to their coaching staff has opened a lot of doors for women to seek larger roles in the NBA, so this is certainly an exciting announcement for Sacramento. We will let you know when the deal becomes official. Jul 30 - 5:33 PM

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The Kings parted ways with their Head of Analytics Dean Oliver on Sunday.

There were some rumblings earlier in the day that Kings VP Vlade Divac was against analytics, but that simply isn't true and the Kings are reportedly already looking for a replacement. Oliver was brought into Sacramento when Pete D'Alessandro was still in town, so it's clear that Divac would like to pick his own front office. The Kings are reportedly looking to add Peja Stojakovic and Bobby Jackson to their front office, so we will continue to follow this story closely.
Jul 26 - 4:30 PM

Kings VP Vlade Divac said the team is looking to sign a stretch power forward and a third point guard behind Rajon Rondo and Darren Collison.

Divac is putting the finishing touches on a solid offseason and Andre Miller has already been linked to the team through multiple reports. Don't buy the hype that the Kings are clueless -- Divac navigated the media-driven attacks with tremendous savvy and now it's on George Karl to make amends with DeMarcus Cousins.
Jul 15 - 1:35 AM

Vlade Divac said the Kings landed all of their free agent targets except for Wesley Matthews.

According to our sources and other sources on the ground in Sacramento it's pretty likely that Divac is telling the truth here.

The Sacramento Kings reportedly have free agent visits planned with Rajon Rondo, Wesley Matthews, and Monta Ellis.

According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Kings will meet with Wesley Matthews on Thursday, Rajon Rondo on Friday, and Monta Ellis on a to-be-determined date. Stein reports that Matthews' visit doesn't necessarily preclude a future visit from Ellis, but predicting what the Kings will do is akin to fighting windmills so we'll have to loop back on this one once more information is available.
Jul 2 - 12:47 PM

The Kings reportedly made their trade of Carl Landry, Nik Stauskas and Jason Thompson to pursue Rajon Rondo along with either Wesley Matthews or Monta Ellis.

It's going to be very interesting to see how much money Rondo gets because no other team has been linked to him. This would also make for some outstanding reality TV, but we digress. Expect the Rondo deal to get done somewhat soon.
Jul 1 - 11:21 PM

Kings owner Vivek Ranadive denied pursuing Kentucky coach John Calipari as the team's new coach and decision-maker.

Ranadive said he's not interested in Calipari, confirmed that George Karl will coach the team next season, and dismissed all rumors suggesting otherwise as "categorically untrue." This won't stop the speculation that Karl's job is in jeopardy, as the Kings' front office is in a state of general disarray.
Jun 30 - 6:58 PM

The Sacramento Kings are probing Kentucky head coach John Calipari's interest in running the front office and coaching the team, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

Coach Cal has reportedly been communicating with Kings owner Vivek Ranadive over the past few weeks and has listened to scenarios that would give him complete control over basketball operations in addition to the head coaching position. A hire of Calipari would seem to spell the end of vice president of basketball operations Vlade Divac and head coach George Karl in Sacramento as one league insider said Ranadive is "trying to find a magic button to push that'll fix everything."
Jun 30 - 12:09 PM

The Kings are reportedly looking to trade down in the top-10 and would be looking to draft Willie Cauley-Stein.

There had been reports that the Kings were targeting Mario Hezonja, but Jake Fischer of Sports Illustrated is reporting that Cauley-Stein is the target. The elephant in the room here is the potential trade of DeMarcus Cousins, so any potential move for Cauley-Stein would likely be related to Cousins' situation. Stay tuned.
Jun 25 - 12:25 PM

Vlade Divac again restated that the Kings have no desire to trade DeMarcus Cousins, and denied the reports that George Karl is pushing to trade their franchise center.

It's been made apparent that the rumors regarding Cousins will continue to circulate no matter how many times Divac (the one making the decisions in Sacramento) vehemently denies them, but this has to be irritating for Cousins. It's also important to note that even if Karl would like to trade Cousins, he has no formal power in Sacramento's hierarchy, so it doesn’t really matter what he wants. Additionally, Cousins is on the books for another three seasons, which is another reason why it would be strange if Sacramento traded him.
Jun 23 - 6:27 PM

Vlade Divac said that he is "very protective" of the Kings' No. 6 overall selection in the 2015 NBA draft.

"Ours is a relatively good position because we’ll get a good player," he said. "We are receiving a ton of calls about trades, but I am very protective about the pick. I don’t want to give it up unless we can get several good pieces. Then I would think about it." Divac said that the Kings will be looking for another playmaker, or an athletic rim protecting power forward to play alongside DeMarcus Cousins in the draft, which would imply that they have interest in Willie Cauley-Stein and Emmanuel Mundiay. It seems unlikely that the Kings will trade their pick on draft day.
Jun 21 - 3:40 PM

Vlade Divac said that the Kings will not consider trading All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins, but he wouldn't rule out a smaller trade prior to the draft.

"That is not happening," Divac said in regards to the trade rumors surrounding Cousins, "but I would love to do something, a smaller move, before the draft. We have a lot of changes to make. The league is much more up-tempo now, and we need more 3-point shooting. If we don’t get that in the draft, we’ll be active in free agency and see about making trades later in the offseason." Divac went on to say that the team will play with a different energy next season, and that their goal will be to make the playoffs.
Jun 21 - 9:25 AM

The Kings have "serious interest" in Ryan West, the Lakers' assistant director of scouting.

Ryan is Jerry West's son and the Lakers may view him as one of their main front office guys in the coming years, but they have some competition now. The Kings are in need of a general manager and West could be their guy.
Jun 10 - 2:57 PM

Vlade Divac admitted during a recent interview that it was unfair to the players to change the head coach three times during the 2014-15 season.

"It was really unfair to the players," Divac admitted. "Having three coaches was really tough, and I give them a lot of credit for the way they played and I enjoyed watching them play over the last two weeks." The Kings got off to a surprising 11-13 start to the 2014-15 season under the guidance of Mike Malone, but management decided to give him the axe and appointed Tyrone Corbin as the interim head coach. Corbin's stint as head coach lasted roughly two months, and he was eventually replaced by current head coach George Karl. It was a tumultuous season in Sacramento, and GM Pete D'Alessandro is probably the next to go after creating a mess in the front office.
May 31 - 4:12 PM

The Kings have announced Vlade Divac is their new VP of Basketball and Franchise Operations.

"With an unparalleled philanthropic track record that spans the globe, Vlade Divac is the epitome of our NBA 3.0 philosophy," said Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé. "He has a unique perspective and global stature that will only further elevate our organization around the world." Divac will advise the Kings' front office and coaching staff, as well as assist in global branding efforts for the Sacramento franchise.
Mar 3 - 2:55 PM

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All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Darren Collison
3David Stockton
SG1Ben McLemore
2Marco Belinelli
3James Anderson
4Seth Curry
SF1Rudy Gay
2Omri Casspi
3Caron Butler
4Luc Mbah a Moute
PF1Willie Cauley-Stein
2Eric Moreland
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Kosta Koufos
3Sim Bhullar
4Arturas Gudaitis