By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Sacramento Kings have signed Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Vlade Divać to a four-year extension on Thursday. The 51-year-old has been in the role since August 2015.
He is now signed through the 2022-23 season.
“It is an exciting time to be in Sacramento and I am honored to continue my work of building towards sustained success for this franchise,” Divać said. “I believe our team has what it takes to win and make the playoffs. I want to thank Vivek, the entire Kings organization and the fans for all their support.”
After signing his extension, he fired Assistant General Manager Brandon Williams. He is also expected to fire Head Coach Dave Joerger, as well.
The Kings finished with a 39-43 record on the season. In their season finale on Wednesday night, the team lost 136-131 to the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Oregon.
The Kings lost 17 of their final 26 games of the season. As a result, the team missed out on the playoffs, as they were nine games behind the Los Angeles Clippers, who made the playoffs as the eighth spot.
“Vlade has been vital to what we are building here and I am so pleased to announce his extension,” said Kings Owner and Chairman Vivek Ranadivé. “Throughout his entire career, Vlade is someone who has always made those around him better, both on and off the court. I look forward to our bright future ahead as we work to make Sacramento Proud.”