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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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Vlade Divac has been named the Sacramento Kings general manager.
Divac had already been serving as the team's vice president of operations and will now add the title of general manager. In addition to Divac's new role, the Kings also named Mike Bratz as assistant general manager, Roland Beech as vice president of basketball strategy, and Peja Stojakovic as director of player personnel and development. Sep 1 - 1:22 PM
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The Kings have hired Roland Beech to be their new Head of Analytics.

The Kings parted ways with stats guru Dean Oliver back in July and the media stirred up a storm by saying VP Vlade Divac was against analytics, but this confirms that those reports were untrue and Divac will continue to choose who he wants to surround himself with in the front office.
Aug 15 - 5:14 PM

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

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

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PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Darren Collison
3David Stockton
SG1Ben McLemore
2Marco Belinelli
3James Anderson
4Seth Curry
5Marshall Henderson
SF1Rudy Gay
2Omri Casspi
3Caron Butler
PF1DeMarcus Cousins
2Vince Hunter
C1Kosta Koufos
2Willie Cauley-Stein
3Arturas Gudaitis