Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro has accepted a high-ranking front office job with Josh Kroenke, the president of the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche.
Sacramento Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro has accepted a high-ranking front office job with Josh Kroenke, the president of the Denver Nuggets and the NHL's Colorado Avalanche, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
D'Alessandro will “work to support Kroenke across the Nuggets and Avalanche franchises,” reports Wojnarowski.
In April, ESPN's Marc Stein reported that former Kings center Vlade Divac, the team's new vice president of basketball and franchise operations, had overtaken D’Alessandro as the team’s top decision-maker.
D'Alessandro previously served as an assistant GM to both the Nuggets and Golden State Warriors. Denver promoted him to vice president of basketball operations in 2012, however he was hired by Sacramento in June 2013.
According to Wojnarowski, D'Alessandro was also given the opportunity to become the athletic director at St. John's, his alma mater, but chose to return to the Nuggets instead. St. John's athletic director Chris Monasch resigned last month, and D'Alessandro was considered a candidate to replace him.
The Kings finished 29–53 this season, while the Nuggets went 30–52.
- Molly Geary