Joe Dumars wanted more control over Kings front office

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Joe Dumars’ contract was expiring, and I’m told he wanted more direct control over the front office if he was going to return. In Dumars’ desired structure, Monte McNair would have reported to him rather than Ranadivé. Ranadivé didn’t share an interest in that sort of setup, and now Dumars has opted for this prominent role with the league. Considering the bizarre way the Kings’ GM search unfolded nearly two years ago, when Dumars showed strong signs of wanting the job he would later play a pivotal part in filling, none of this should come as a surprise. A source with knowledge of the situation said it does not appear Dumars’ role will be filled.
Source: Sam Amick @ The Athletic

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Sam Amick @sam_amick
The latest on the Kings coaching search, intel on Joe Dumars’ mysterious exit and the reality that – with the final Steve Clifford, Mark Jackson and Mike Brown interviews underway – defense is the clear priority here, at @TheAthletic…5:30 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons icon Joe Dumars joins NBA as head of basketball operations: PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Hall of Famer Joe Dumars leaves Sacramento Kings to take high-ranking job in NBA office…1:41 PM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Joe Dumars named Executive Vice President, Head of Basketball Operations…1:38 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Joe Dumars leaves Kings for new post with NBA: PM

Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
The NBA announced today that Joe Dumars has been appointed Executive Vice President, Head of Basketball Operations. – 1:07 PM

Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Joe Dumars hired as NBA executive vice president, head of basketball operations. Doesn’t start until next week, so can’t come in and do anything about downgrading Draymond Green’s flagrant foul. – 1:07 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Joe Dumars, a Hall of Fame player, distinguished team executive and NBA champion with more than 30 years of experience in the league, has been appointed NBA Executive Vice President, Head of Basketball Operations. – 1:06 PM

Howard Beck @HowardBeck
Joe Dumars has been named EVP and head of basketball ops for the NBA. PM

Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
NBA just announced that they have appointed Joe Dumars as Executive Vice President, Head of Basketball Operations. – 1:05 PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
The NBA has appointed Hall of Famer Joe Dumars as Executive Vice President, Head of Basketball Operations, per release. – 1:05 PM

More on this storyline

Shams Charania: Sacramento Kings chief strategy officer Joe Dumars is departing from the organization and the Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer is joining the NBA as its Executive Vice President Head of Basketball Operations, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. -via Twitter @ShamsCharania / May 2, 2022

Today, the Sacramento Kings announced plans to unveil a refurbished court, in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, at Sacramento Central YMCA. This project is part of the NBA’s initiative to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the league by creating more than 50 new live, learn or play centers. The Sacramento Kings and Kaiser Permanente will celebrate with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the YMCA on Saturday, April 30. “As we reflect on 75 years of the NBA, we celebrate the game’s positive impact on communities and its ability to bring people together,” said Sacramento Kings President of Business Operations John Rinehart. “We are thrilled to continue to partner with Kaiser Permanente to prioritize wellness and enhance Sacramento Central YMCA’s resources for our community.” -via / April 26, 2022

Sean Cunningham: Monte McNair is restructuring the Sacramento Kings basketball ops department. Asst. GM Ken Catanella will not be back, sources tell me. His contract was coming to an end & will not be renewed after 6 seasons with the team. He is a valuable resource with a ton of experience -via Twitter @SeanCunningham / April 12, 2022