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Chris Wallace is the frontrunner for the now vacant Sacramento Kings general manager position, according to sources close to the process.
Wallace met with Vivek Ranadive this week and the interview went well enough that it stretched into a second day.
Wallace is close with Jerry West, who has been counseling Ranadive on his early moves with the Kings.
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DeMarcus Cousins does not want to be traded from the Sacramento Kings, according to multiple sources.
Cousins has had a tumultuous career to date, but has shown the talent to become one of the NBA's best big men.
Vivek Ranadive's first call after being approved as the new owner of the Kings was to Cousins.
Cousins is eligible for a contract extension this offseason.
The Sacramento Kings were one of the more fascinating teams to follow in the NBA this past season… and not because of anything that happened on the floor. Mayor Kevin Johnson’s hard work paid off immensely as the franchise remains in Sac-town rather than heading north to Seattle. The team also has new ownership and a needed fresh breath of air as the Maloof Brothers finally...
The NBA has set "a series of benchmarks" for a new arena that the Sacramento Kings' new ownership group must meet in order to keep their team.
The NBA has the option of pulling the Kings out of Sacramento and to arrange a sale to new owners if the deadlines are not met.
The Ranadive group agreed to the deadlines in writing, David Stern said.
Stern said that he expects...
A new owner is in place. A new coach is on the way. And for the first time in 14 years, Sacramento Kings fans can celebrate a new era.
The Maloof family finalized the sale of the Kings and Sleep Train Arena to a group led by TIBCO Software chairman Vivek Ranadive on Friday, the NBA confirmed. Ranadive’s group acquired a 65 percent controlling interest in the team at a total franchise...
The Maloff family has completed it’s sale of the Sacramento Kings to a California-based for a remarkable price of $534 Million smackaroos. The $534 Million is an NBA record and the group buying the Kings (who will keep them in Sacramento) is headed up by TIBCO chairman Vivek Ranadive.
The Maloofs were looking to sell the Kings for the highest price tag they could warrant, and the...
I've been looking forward to this post for awhile. (Not really.) Where do the Kings go from here? With the news of Michael Malone being hired yesterday (or presumed to start the process of Malone being hired within the next few days), and with the news of the sale officially closing, and with the news of Vivek Ranadive purchasing the 7% stake that Chris Hansen declined to follow...
In February, we wrote about DeMarcus Cousins being on the Mavs' 'Future-Type Player' wish list. A lot has changed with the Kings since then. Has anything changed in regards to the Mavs' desire for the knuckleheaded young talent? Come inside to look into what a source calls 'the two holes' ...
The Maloofs previously entertained an offer to sell the Sacramento Kings to a group seeking to relocate the franchise to Las Vegas.
The other two serious offers were from a buyer promising to keep the team in Sacramento and the Hansen-Ballmer group. The only firm offer was from Hansen-Ballmer.
The Vivek Ranadive-led group only came together after a deal was in place with the group...
Three explanations for the existence of two “TBD” NBA teams on ESPN.com:
The Unlikely: Somebody at ESPN knows something we don’t — and isn’t telling.
The Likely: ESPN anticipated a possible move by the Sacramento Kings, and included a line to insert Seattle between San Antonio and Toronto if and when a relocation was approved (and nobody bothered to clear the blank entry...
The Sacramento Kings have a new ownership group, and now they have a new head coach. Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Kings have agreed to a four year deal with Golden State assistant coach Mike Malone.
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.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (...
The sale of the Sacramento Kings is finally complete.
Chris Wallace is considered the leading candidate to become the next general manager of the Sacramento Kings.
If Wallace gets the position, he will want to bring Pete D'Alessandro with him to the Kings' front office.
D'Alessandro is the Denver Nuggets' capologist and was previously with the Golden State Warriors.
The Nuggets have already lost Masai Ujiri to the Toronto...
David Stern is all about leverage. (Credit)
I’ve never been to Sacramento. I’ve never been further north in California than San Diego. I have no beef with the city; I’ve never even met anyone from it. I just know that Sacramento shouldn’t have an NBA team.
If they did, they might also have an NFL or MLB team. Hell, an NHL team would suffice. There’s a reason no other...