HoopsHype Pete D'Alessandro rumors

April 28, 2014 Updates

“With Isaiah, he’s had an incredible year. He’ll be facing restricted free agency this offseason, and he’s just been so good this year. The way he is with our fans and with his teammates, we just think the world of him. Again, this is a business decision that these men have to make in this League, and we’re going to engage Isaiah’s agents as well. We look forward to making this team better.” NBA.com

April 24, 2014 Updates

Pete D'Alessandro: “When you’re doing a trade, a deal isn’t done until it’s done. I’ve had probably five other deals done this year that weren’t ever completed, but they were right there, and at least one of them that got done was done quickly and out of nowhere. So trades are really difficult in terms of trying to manage the moving parts.” NBA.com

April 22, 2014 Updates
March 28, 2014 Updates

Vivek Ranadive: When I spoke to Pete, I told him, “I’ve got three other candidates that are finalists for this job, and it’s highly unlikely that you’ll get job. I will interview you, and most likely it will be for an Assistant GM [position]. If you want to come out, come out, but the chances of you getting it are one percent.” He came out, and the night before I gave him a call and said, “There are just five questions I have for you,” and then he just absolutely blew me away. Blew me away. He was the kind of 21st century GM that I was looking for. Looking at that, we don’t hold the fact that you haven’t done something against you. (Note: Malone had never been a full-time NBA head coach, nor D’Alessandro a full-time general manager prior to their being hired to those positions with the Kings) Mark Zuckerberg was 21 when he invented Facebook. That’s just how we think. ESPN.com

March 13, 2014 Updates
February 23, 2014 Updates

Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro talks about Jason Terry not joining the #SacramentoKings w/ @James_Ham A snippet from James' Sunday Musings interview with the Kings general manager: JH: You had to know that it was possible that Jason Terry wouldn't come to Sacramento when you made that deal, that there was potential that maybe he would sit out the rest of the season. Are you okay with how that played out? Pete D'Alessandro: Jason's a pro. He came right out and he sat down and we talked. His knee, frankly, had been bothering him and from our perspective, this is a time for us to get Ben (McLemore), Ray (McCallum), the young guys on the floor, as we discussed when we made the trade. As long as he is working on his end to do his rehab and get himself at 100-percent strength, and he will be because he is a pro, and we'll monitor that. I will keep in touch with him on a daily basis and honestly, he's a pleasure to deal with. Sulia

Michael Malone has not spoken veteran guard Jason Terry #SacramentoKings "I haven't spoken to Jason at all," Malone said before tonight's game against the Boston Celtics. "Pete D'Alessandro had a lot of conversations with his representation and obviously, he's back in Dallas, gonna try and rehab and get healthy and then we'll see where that takes us into next season." Also, Kings veteran Reggie Evans will be in uniform tonight. Since the trade, he's only gotten one shootaround under his belt so whether he even plays tonight remains up in question. "He is available for me to put in," Malone said. "How much he plays tonight will kind of be a game feel." Sulia

February 20, 2014 Updates

Pete D'Alessandro on the possibility of buying out new #SacramentoKings guard Jason Terry: I asked D'Alessandro before tonight's game against the Warriors about whether he's had or will have conversations with new Kings guard Jason Terry about a buy out. "You know we haven't gone there," D'Alessandro said. "I'd like to see him in a uniform. With that said, this is the NBA. I'm not...I need to sit down with Jason and talk to him, but our plan is we brought him in to be a part of this team. And so that's what we're looking forward to." Sulia

February 19, 2014 Updates

Thomas and rookie guard Ben McLemore were the subject of a trade rumor on Monday, but coach Michael Malone and general manager Pete D’Alessandro refuted the reports following practice on Tuesday afternoon. “The report that was, I think on Yahoo!, about our offer to Boston was so erroneous and I don’t know where it came from,” Malone told reporters on Tuesday. “We dispel the rumors that are out there that we know are not true, but at the same time, this is a business and you have no idea what can happen up until trade deadline. I think all of our players realize that.” Cowbell Kingdom

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