HoopsHype Kiki Vandeweghe rumors

June 6, 2012 Updates
June 5, 2012 Updates

Kiki Vandeweghe, a former general manager of the Denver Nuggets and New Jersey Nets, spent last season as a basketball analyst and sideline reporter for Prime Ticket on Clippers games. He has indicated he is interested in getting back into a front- office position. Los Angeles Times

June 5, 2011 Updates
November 8, 2010 Updates

What's former Net GM and coach Kiki Vandeweghe up to these days? He's back home in the Los Angeles area, thinking about doing some TV work or consulting work. Toronto executive Maurizio Gherardini was a top candidate to succeed Vandeweghe as general manager, and had the backing of some of Mikhail Prokhorov's top executives. But Gherardini lost out when another faction in Prokhorov's executive team pushed for Billy King, who got the job. New York Daily News

July 15, 2010 Updates

King said Vice president of basketball operations Bobby Marks would continue the role he’s had since Kiki Vandeweghe left. A jack-of-all-trades, Marks took on some of the GM duties. “I think he’ll continue doing exactly what he’s doing, but I’d like him to give up some of the things like travel – let some other people do that – and really focus more on assisting me with the cap and coming up with ideas trade-wise,” King said. “I’ll look at him being my right-hand in basketball operations.” Bergen Record

July 7, 2010 Updates
July 6, 2010 Updates

Team president Larry Miller said it was a productive holiday weekend in his search for the next Trail Blazers general manager, and one of the benefits was the emergence of a third candidate: Former Blazers great and two-time general manager Kiki Vandeweghe. After a two-day interview with former Cleveland general manager Danny Ferry, and a planned meeting with former Miami general manager Randy Pfund, Vandeweghe enters the mix as a third candidate, although Miller said he might seek to interview more people. “It could go beyond those three,’’ Miller said. Oregonian

Bruce Ratner remains a minority partner in the New Jersey Nets, so he's not at liberty to question the decisions made by the team's new majority owner, Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov. But if there's one consequence of the new regime's attempt to distance itself from last season's nearly historic -- as in historically bad --12-70 record that bothers him, it's how assistant general manager Kiki Vandeweghe was sent packing. Enough so that Ratner's conscience apparently compelled him to speak out about it. Especially now that team president Rod Thorn is stepping aside as well and the team is in search of new leadership altogether. "He didn't go out the way he should have," Ratner said now of Vandeweghe. "The team is in a really good position and he was instrumental in putting it there." ESPN.com

July 4, 2010 Updates

Miller, who is out of town visiting family, said the Blazers' search won't move forward until Tuesday at the earliest because of the holiday weekend. When it does resume, it figures to involve an interview with former Miami general manager Randy Pfund and at least one other unknown candidate, perhaps Kiki Vandeweghe, who has been apprehensive about addressing the opening when asked about it. Oregonian

July 1, 2010 Updates

Miller said Ferry was engaged in the two-day process, perhaps interviewing the Blazers as much as the Blazers interviewing him. "I'm sure he wants to make sure we are a good fit for him, just as well as we want to make sure he is a good fit for us," Miller said. "But it went well. He fits our criteria." Ferry was unavailable for comment and his agent, Lonnie Cooper, did not return messages. Miller said the search will continue in the coming days with more interviews. Other potential candidates are former Miami general manager Randy Pfund, former Denver and New Jersey general manager Kiki Vandeweghe, former Phoenix executive David Griffin. Mike Dunleavy, the former Blazers coach, and later general manager of the Clippers, is also believed to be interested. Oregonian

June 23, 2010 Updates

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