Tuesday September 1st, 2015

The Sacramento Kings promoted Vlade Divac to general manager and vice president of basketball operations, the team announced Monday.

Divac, who was hired by Sacramento in March as the team's vice president of basketball and franchise operations, will work closely with Mike Bratz, who was named assistant general manager.

Also promoted Monday were Roland Beech, who was named the Kings' vice president of basketball strategy, and Peja Stojakovic, who will serve as the director of player personnel and development.

“We’re fortunate as an organization to enter this season with three professionals of this caliber,” Divac said in a statement. “Having such individuals as integral members of our basketball operations team offers more than a unique set of basketball philosophies, experiences and instincts, but also a depth of character commonly associated with winning cultures. With Mike, Roland and Peja on board, I’m more confident than ever in the future success of the Sacramento Kings.”

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The Kings were 29–53 last season, and finished in fourth place in the Western Conference's Pacific Division.

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