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Kings announce hiring of new GM D'Alessandro

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The Sacramento Kings officially announced the hiring of Pete D'Alessandro as their general manager on Monday.

The hiring had been reported by multiple outlets over the weekend.

D'Alessandro was the Denver Nuggets vice president of basketball operations this past season.

"We are thrilled to welcome Pete D'Alessandro to the Sacramento Kings," said Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadive in a statement released by the team. "In our GM search, we sought to secure the best and brightest in the game, and after an extensive search, we found the perfect individual. Pete is exactly the type of leader we need to help build a championship team in the 21st century NBA."

D'Alessandro worked for the Golden State Warriors from 2004-2008 as director of basketball operations, and was later promoted to assistant general manager shortly after the 2006-07 season.

"I'm excited about returning to Northern California, particularly at this time in the history of Sacramento," D'Alessandro said in his statement. "I want to thank Vivek for giving me this opportunity to be part of guiding the Kings back to greatness. I'm anxious to begin working towards building this exciting new era for the franchise."
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