The Reno Experiment: Inside Vivek Ranadivé's Grand Scheme

How the Kings Created a Lab to Push the Boundaries of Basketball

Five years ago Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé decided he wanted a basketball “lab,” so he turned over his D-League affiliate to a Division III assistant who installed a freakily frenetic scheme called The system. The “disruption” lasted just two seasons, but its tenets—threes and pace—are now all the rage in today’s NBA