The Sacramento Kings have announced via press release that Vlade Divac has been hired to ‘advise front office, coaching staff, and business operations’ in new role as vice president of basketball and business operations.
From the official press release, which you can find in it’s entirety here –
"In this capacity, Divac’s responsibilities will include advising the Kings front office and coaching staff, assisting the organization’s global branding efforts, augmenting fan outreach initiatives and oversight of player development programs. Additionally, he will facilitate talent evaluation and help foster relationships between the team and a growing pipeline of European athletes.One of the most respected and revered individuals in franchise history, Divac returns to Sacramento having spent more than a decade serving the NBA and international sporting communities with the same distinction that solidified his reputation as a consummate teammate, player, humanitarian and overall difference-maker on and off the basketball court.“With an unparalleled philanthropic track record that spans the globe, Vlade Divac is the epitome of our NBA 3.0philosophy,” said Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé. “He has a unique perspective and global stature that will only further elevate our organization around the world.”“It’s a great honor returning to the city that has provided a lifetime of unforgettable experiences,” said Divac. “Sacramento and the Kings organization were always in my thoughts and I often dreamed of having a role in helping our amazing fans realize the ultimate NBA prize. I’m thankful to Vivek for the opportunity and look forward to creating more special memories here.”“Over the past year that I have gotten to know Vlade, he has proven himself as an ambassador to the Sacramento community,” said Kings General Manager Pete D’alessandro. “The organization is fortunate to have him as an advisor. I look forward to his contributions, especially with respect to his knowledge of the international game.”"
This is the best news. I couldn’t possibly hold my excitement. Vlade Divac is going to bring a lot to this team. Major kudos to Vivek Ranadive and Pete D’Alessandro for adding George Karl and Vlade Divac to this franchise over the past month. The Kings improved today.
As if you needed a good excuse to look up Vlade Divac highlights on YouTube…
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