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Best transaction: Traded cash to the Phoenix Suns for the draft rights to guard Rudy Fernandez on June 28, 2007
Executive of the Year: Never
July 9 2011 Named Kevin Pritchard director of player personnel.
June 25 2010 Fired as general manager. Draft 2010 Selected guards Elliot Williams (22nd overall pick) and Armon Johnson (34th overall pick). Traded forward Martell Webster to the Minnesota Timberwolves for forward Ryan Gomes and the draft rights to forward Luke Babbitt.
June 25 2010 Fired as general manager. June 21 2010 Traded the 44th overall pick in the 2010 draft and cash to the Golden State Warriors for the 34th overall pick in the 2010 draft. June 18 2010 Exercised the contract option on director of NBA scouting Michael Born and director of college scouting Chad Buchanan through 2010-11. April 20 2010 Signed center Marcus Camby to a contract extension. March 16 2010 Fired vice president of basketball operations Tom Penn. March 3 2010 Signed guard Travis Diener. February 16 2010 Traded guard Steve Blake, forward Travis Outlaw and cash to the Los Angeles Clippers for center Marcus Camby. January 8 2010 Signed forward Shavlik Randolph to a 10-day contract. January 6 2010 Waived forward Shavlik Randolph. December 30 2009 Signed forward Shavlik Randolph. December 29 2009 Waived forward Anthony Tolliver. December 17 2009 Signed forward Anthony Tolliver. October 22 2009 Signed forward LaMarcus Aldridge to a contract extension and waived forward Ime Udoka and center Jarron Collins. October 16 2009 Signed guard Patrick Mills and exercised the contract options on guards Rudy Fernandez and Jerryd Bayless, forward Nicolas Batum and center Greg Oden through 2010-11. September 25 2009 Signed forward Ime Udoka. September 17 2009 Signed forward Juwan Howard. September 15 2009 Named Hersey Hawkins player development director. September 8 2009 Signed forward Jeff Pendergraph. August 21 2009 Signed forward Dante Cunningham. August 6 2009 Signed guard Brandon Roy to a contract extension. July 24 2009 Signed guard Andre Miller. July 10 2009 Exercised the contract option on head coach Nate McMillan through 2010-11 and signed forward Paul Millsap to an offer sheet. Draft 2009 Selected forwards Victor Claver (22nd overall pick), Dante Cunningham (33rd overall pick) and Jon Brockman (38th overall pick) and guard Patrick Mills (55th overall pick). Traded guard Sergio Rodriguez, the draft rights to forward Jon Brockman and cash to the Sacramento Kings for the draft rights to forward Jeff Pendergraph. Traded the draft rights to guard Nick Calathes to the Dallas Mavericks for a future second-round pick.
May 18 2009 Named Tom Penn vice president of basketball operations. February 18 2009 Traded forward Ike Diogu to the Sacramento Kings for forward Michael Ruffin. October 31 2008 Signed forward Martell Webster to a contract extension. October 25 2008 Exercised the contract options on guards Sergio Rodriguez and Brandon Roy, forward LaMarcus Aldridge and center Greg Oden. October 23 2008 Waived guard Luke Jackson and center Steven Hill. October 17 2008 Waived forward Curtis Sumpter. September 25 2008 Signed forward Shavlik Randolph. August 27 2008 Signed guards Luke Jackson and Jamaal Tatum and center Steven Hill. July 22 2008 Signed forward Nicolas Batum. July 9 2008 Traded guard Jarrett Jack, the draft rights to guard Brandon Rush, forward Josh McRoberts and cash considerations to the Indiana Pacers for the draft rights to guard Jerryd Bayless and forward Ike Diogu; signed guard Jerryd Bayless. July 7 2008 Named Joe Prunty assistant coach. July 1 2008 Signed guard Rudy Fernandez. Draft 2008 Selected forwards Brandon Rush (13th overall pick) and Joey Dorsey (33rd overall pick), center Omer Asik (36th overall pick) and guard Mike Taylor (55th overall pick). Acquired the draft rights to forward Darrell Arthur from the New Orleans Hornets for cash; traded the draft rights to forward Darrell Arthur to the Memphis Grizzlies and traded the draft rights to forward Joey Dorsey to the Houston Rockets for forward Nicolas Batum; traded the draft rights to center Omer Asik to the Chicago Bulls for two future second-round picks; traded the draft rights to guard Mike Taylor to the L.A. Clippers for a second-round pick in 2009.
April 14 2008 Waived forward Darius Miles. February 21 2008 Traded guard Taurean Green to the Denver Nuggets for guard Von Wafer. October 29 2007 Exercised the contract options on guards Brandon Roy, Sergio Rodriguez, Jarrett Jack and Martell Webster and forwards LaMarcus Aldridge and Channing Frye through 2008-09. October 23 2007 Waived forwards Chris Ellis and Brent Petway. October 15 2007 Waived guard Danilo Pinnock. October 1 2007 Signed guard Danilo Pinnock and forwards Chris Ellis and Brent Petway. July 13 2007 Signed guard Steve Blake. July 10 2007 Waived guard Steve Francis. July 2 2007 Signed guard Taurean Green, forward Josh McRoberts and center Greg Oden. Draft 2007 Selected center Greg Oden (1st overall pick), forwards Josh McRoberts (37th overall pick), Derrick Byars (42nd overall pick) and Demetris Nichols (53rd overall pick) and guard Taurean Green (52nd overall pick). Traded guards Fred Jones and Dan Dickau, forward Zach Randolph and the draft rights to forward Demetris Nichols to the New York Knicks for guard Steve Francis and forward Channing Frye; traded cash to the Phoenix Suns for the draft rights to guard Rudy Fernandez; traded the draft rights to forward Derrick Byars and cash to the Philadelphia 76ers for the draft rights to guard Petteri Koponen. May 29 2007 Named Tom Penn assistant general manager.