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Vlade Divac
Vlade Divac
Position: None
Born: 02/03/68
Height: 7-1 / 2.16
Weight:259 lbs. / 117.9 kg.
The future Hall of Famer. The half-man, half-amazing superstar he played as in video games as a kid. The veteran who obliged when his friend begged for a photo and an autograph when they were introduced in Sacramento this summer. “My friend and I were getting into a van to go to dinner with Vlade,” Bogdanovic recalled, “and Vince was sitting in the car. He said, ‘What’s up?’ I was like ‘Wow. No way!’ Then to sub for him and to somehow score my first points on a dunk – and I am not a dunker – there is something special about this.”
The Sacramento Kings today hired Galen Duncan as Vice President of the Kings Academy and Professional Development, according to General Manager Vlade Divac. In his role with Sacramento, Duncan is responsible for implementation of the Kings Academy program, a developmental, player-centric curriculum aligning multi-faceted organizational philosophies and ideals to help athletes mature into well-rounded professionals. Under Duncan’s oversight, Kings Academy will augment on-court progress with access to practical material and experiences that help balance on-court priorities and personal responsibilities with opportunities to become impactful contributors in the community.
Storyline: Kings Front Office
Brandon Williams, who has two children – Bailey, 13, and Remington, 5 – certainly liked what Divac was selling. He ranks No. 2 in the Kings hierarchy and controls day-to-day operations of a club he says “is farther along then the Sixers when I arrived. There are more pieces here.” In contrast to the 76ers, where he oversaw the G-League development affiliate, he will be used more extensively in contract negotiations, trades and the often-contentious discussions with agents.
During the ensuing nine years in the league office – and with strong backing from former Commissioner David Stern and his successor, Adam Silver – his career arc continued to ascend, with one promotion after another. “I had the benefit of working directly with Brandon,” Silver wrote in an email, “and know firsthand why his basketball acumen, experience and management skills are well regarded around the league. He’ll be a terrific addition to the Kings organization.” Among his many tasks with the league, Williams helped craft the “Respect the Game” policy that imposed a dress code and was instrumental in creation of the Replay Center in Secaucus, N.J. Somewhere in there, he also found time to get married, have a baby and graduate from Rutgers law school in 3 1/2 years.