The Sacramento Kings have signed vice president of basketball operations and general manager Vlade Divac to a contract extension, the team announced Wednesday.
The news was first reported by Marc Stein of ESPN. The team also plans on bringing in another NBA executive to assist Divac with running the team, with former Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks executive David Morway the top candidate, according to Stein.
Divac is finishing his first season with Sacramento’s front office after being hired in March. The former Kings star was promoted to VP of basketball operations and general manager on Aug. 31.
“My commitment to the Sacramento Kings goes back to my days as a player and I'm grateful to continue playing my part in creating a winning future,” Divac told reporters. “I know that we have what it takes to be a successful franchise and I look forward to continuing to improve and build on the progress that we've made.”
The Kings have struggled on and off the court in Divac’s first year. Entering Wednesday, the team has a 29–45 record and sits in 11th place in the Western Conference standings.
The team has also dealt with issues between star center DeMarcus Cousins and coach George Karl, whose impending firing has been rumored throughout the season.