HoopsHype Geoff Petrie rumors

May 17, 2013 Updates

Longtime Kings general manager Geoff Petrie is not expected to be retained either after the team's 28-54 campaign, and one possible successor who would certainly bring name recognition was on hand on Thursday night. Warriors legend Chris Mullin, who called Game 6 as a television commentator for ESPN, was in the team's front office from 2004 to 2009 and said he would be open to discussing the situation in Sacramento. He has met Ranadive several times but said they had not yet discussed the possibility. "I definitely would (be interested in the job)," he told USA TODAY Sports. "But you know, it's something that's got to be the right fit. It's gotta be – they need my expertise…I'm not one of those people to go solicit it. But a guy like him, if he called me and he needed me, I'd love that." USA Today Sports

Mullin, who lives in nearby Danville, joked that the geographical challenges that come with their respective locations could be easily solved. "He can pick me up (on his flight from Silicon Valley), " Mullin joked. "Land his helicopter at my house." USA Today Sports

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I asked Geoff Petrie if the team was considering additional discipline for DeMarcus Cousins following his latest blowup. Petrie said no. Cousins will likely be suspended by the NBA for Wednesday's game for his elbow to Mike Dunleavy's head on Sunday. Cousins has five flagrant foul points and will be suspended for a game. Four more technical fouls and Cousins will be suspended for a game. "What would more suspensions do?" Petrie said. "He's already had a bunch and facing more?" Assuming Cousins is suspended it would be his fourth suspension this season, third by the NBA. Petrie on Cousins controlling his emotions: "It's more about trying get to the right cause and have some high level understanding to eliminate the things that feed into that." Sacramento Bee

February 21, 2013 Updates

The Sacramento Kings today acquired forward Patrick Patterson, center Cole Aldrich, guard Toney Douglas and cash considerations from the Houston Rockets in exchange for forwards Francisco Garcia, Thomas Robinson and Tyler Honeycutt, according to Kings President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie. “We are excited about the addition of Patrick, Toney and Cole,” said Petrie. “They will add skill and depth along with the potential for a different look to our roster. We all want to thank Francisco, Thomas and Tyler for their efforts and contributions.” NBA.com

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There are conversations taking place with the Sacramento Kings that have nothing to do with who will own the team. More than a few league sources openly question whether the Kings management really could make a deal given all of the uncertainty despite their willingness to talk trades. Sources close to the process say until the team is actually sold, the Maloof family and team president Geoff Petrie are not limited in what they can do with the roster, and have engaged trade talks. HoopsWorld

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The Seattle group believes it will need to completely rebuild the franchise, and that means hiring an executive with a strong history of drafting, player evaluation and organization building. Kings GM Geoff Petrie, who is in the final year of his contract, will not be retained, sources said. Petrie is expected to retire at season's end, league sources said. Yahoo! Sports

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December 30, 2012 Updates

Petrie is in the last year of his contract, and people close to him and the Maloofs say it's all but certain that his 19-year run with the Kings will come to an end this summer. Even if the Maloofs surprised all involved and offered Petrie a new deal, one person close to the 64-year-old said they were "99.9% sure he wouldn't take it" because of his desire to retire. Petrie declined a request for an interview. USA Today Sports

December 29, 2012 Updates

There's a growing sense among potential suitors that under-fire Kings general manager Geoff Petrie, who has overseen zero trips to the playoffs under five coaches in the six-plus seasons since Rick Adelman left town, would be willing to move Cousins, preferably in exchange for a dependable veteran of quality or two who could bring some instant improvement to a franchise stuck in lottery land and still plagued by an uncertain future in terms of where this team will be calling home in the long term. ESPN.com

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