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Former NBA players and current Inside The NBA analyst, Kenny “The Jet” Smith has emerged as a candidate to become the Sacramento Kings GM.
According to USA Today Sports:
The former Kings player and TNT commentator told USA TODAY Sports on Sunday night that he has been in discussions with new owner Vivek Ranadive. Longtime general manager Geoff Petrie has been told that he will not be re-signed after his contract expires later this month, and Smith is clearly hoping to be part of the new regime.
“We’ve been talking; we’ve been talking,” Smith said. “That’s all I’m going to say.”
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TNT NBA analyst Kenny Smith's media career may be nearing an end as he reportedly is in the running to take over as the general manager of the Sacramento Kings.
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Malone announced the move Monday, citing Jent's experience as both a college and pro assistant.
The 43-year-old Jent joins the Kings from Ohio State. Jent had been an assistant at his alma mater since 2011 and helped lead the Buckeyes to the Final Four in...
The Sacramento Kings are searching for a new GM, and a new name has emerged. USA Today is reporting that former NBA guard and current TNT analyst Kenny Smith in interested in joining the Kings front office.
Smith told USA TODAY Sports on Sunday night that he has been in discussions with new Kings owner Vivek Ranadive.
“We’ve been talking; we’ve been talking,” Smith said...
Larry Bird has informed the Sacramento Kings that he is no longer interested in a front office position with the franchise.
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Kenny Smith will also speak with Vivek Ranadive...
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Looks like one member of TNT’s “Inside the NBA” crew might be giving up his spot. Kenny Smith has had GM aspirations for quite some time. With the new opening in the Sacramento Kings front office – the team that drafted him – Smith has revealed that he’s had conversations with new owner, Vivek Ranadive.
I’ve been winning my whole life,” Smith said. “I’ve been...
Kenny Smith has been in discussions with Vivek Ranadive about a front office position with the Sacramento Kings.
"We've been talking; we've been talking," Smith said. "That's all I'm going to say."
Smith is a longtime commentator with TNT and former player with the Kings and Houston Rockets. Smith has long been known to covet a general manager...
In the last year, we've wondered whether Charles Barkley's time on Inside the NBA may be winding down. Barkley himself has spoken of different challenges and opportunities and the time may be approaching when it's time for Chuck to try something new. Now comes a report that Barkley's longtime partner - Kenny "The Jet" Smith, may leave Inside the NBA...
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Attention NBA teams: we know you hold Chris Paul and Dwight Howard in high regard, but keep those opinions to yourselves until the free agency period begins.
Vivek Ranadive and his partners secured a bankruptcy judge's approval to buy another 7 percent share of the Sacramento Kings on Monday.
Buying Bob Cook's share will increase the Ranadive group's ownership stake to 72 percent.
Chris Hansen had attempted to purchase the stake.
The Sacramento Kings have received permission from the Denver Nuggets to interview Pete D'Alessandro for their general manager vacancy.
D'Alessandro is currently the Nuggets' VP of basketball operations and was previously with the Golden State Warriors.
If D'Alessandro is hired by the Kings, there is a good chance Bobby Marks of the Brooklyn Nets would join him.
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