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Kings hire D'Alessandro as GM

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The Sacramento Kings hired Pete D'Alessandro to be their general manager, according to multiple reports on Saturday.

D'Alessandro replaces Geoff Petrie, who was recently let go by the team under new owner Vivek Ranadive.

D'Alessandro was the Denver Nuggets vice president of basketball operations. Previously, he was the Golden State Warriors director of basketball operations and assistant general manager from 2004-08. He joined the Nuggets in 2010. He has also worked in politics and as a sports agent.

Before hiring D'Alessandro, the Kings hired former Warriors assistant Michael Malone as head coach.

The Nuggets fired NBA Coach of the Year George Karl and did not put up a fight when Executive of the Year, general manager Masai Ujiri, left to take over the Orlando Magic's front office. Now, they are losing D'Alessandro.

Denver won 57 games and received the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference playoffs but bowed out to the Golden State Warriors in the first round.

Sacramento was just 28-54 and missed the postseason for the seventh straight year.
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