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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 blessed to be a winner. So whatever happens, whatever I do, I’m going to win an Emmy next year or I’m going to try to win an NBA championship or I’m going to try to win in cards. I’m a winner. I’m a winner. I’ve been blessed in my whole life, so I think I have a clear vision.”
So, who else is in the mix for the position? Former Indiana Pacers team president Larry Bird, Chris Wallace (former Memphis Grizzlies general manager), Travis Schlenk (Golden State Warriors assistant general manager), Mike Dunleavy (longtime coach and executive) and David Morway (former Pacers general manager.) The Kings have also received permission to speak with Pete D’Alessandro, the vice president of basketball operations for the Nuggets.
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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.
Larry Bird has informed the Sacramento Kings that he is no longer interested in a front office position with the franchise.
Bird is considering a return to the Indiana Pacers after taking a sabbatical this season.
The Kings have already interviewed Chris Wallace, Travis Schlenk, David Morway, Mike Dunleavy and Chris Mullin, among others.
Kenny Smith will also speak with Vivek Ranadive...
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...
Video of Trey Burke’s workout with the Sacramento Kings.
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...
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.
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.
According to Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports, the Sacramento Kings are really trying to revamp their ways. After the Maloof family sold a majority of the team to Vivek [...]
Part 2: The conclusion of the Top 10 Larry Bird NBA Finals performances. Find 10-6 here.
By Cort Reynolds
With the NBA championship series in full swing and talk about Tim Duncan's place among the game's all-time greats being bandied about, it seems a good time to review the top 10 Finals contests in the storied career of Celtic legend Larry Bird.
5) Game 4, 1985 Finals...
Over the next couple days Cort Reynolds will take a look at the top NBA Finals performances by Larry Bird. Presented here are numbers 10-6. Stay tuned for the final five.
By Cort Reynolds
With the NBA championship series in full swing and talk about Tim Duncan's place among the game's all-time greats being bandied about, it seems a good time to review the top 10 Finals...