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September 27, 2014 Updates

The Kings are leaving open the possibility that director of player personnel Shareef Abdur-Rahim will be with the team this season. League sources told The Bee this week Abdur-Rahim, the only executive left from the Maloofs’ ownership group, would not return, but other sources say he can return if he desires. Abdur-Rahim also served as general manager of the Reno Bighorns, the Kings’ NBA Development League affiliate. If Abdur-Rahim doesn’t return, he will be replaced internally. The team also has to hire a new coach for the Bighorns. Joel Abelson recently accepted a job with the New York Knicks. Sacramento Bee

September 26, 2014 Updates
September 25, 2014 Updates

The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired guard Keith Bogans and the rights to Sacramento’s 2015 and 2017 second round picks (both top-55 protected) from the Boston Celtics in exchange for guard John Lucas III and forwards Erik Murphy, Dwight Powell and Malcolm Thomas, along with the Cavs 2016 and 2017 second round picks General Manager David Griffin announced tonight from Cleveland Clinic Courts. NBA.com

September 24, 2014 Updates

The only basketball executive to survive last year’s purge under the Kings’ new ownership could be out now, too. Shareef Abdur-Rahim is no longer with the Kings, league sources told The Bee on Wednesday. The Kings declined to comment. Abdur-Rahim wasn’t a visible presencewith the rest of the front office during the NBA Summer League, leading some to question if he was still with team. But he was credited with adding many of the players that won the summer-league championship. Abdur-Rahim, a former NBA All-Star forward, was the Kings’ director of player personnel and general manager of the Reno Bighorns, the Kings’ NBA Development League affiliate. Sacramento Bee

Chris Gilbert, the Bighorns’ assistant general manager, could take over the Reno team if no one is brought in to replace Abdur-Rahim. Gilbert is also the Kings’ coordinator of basketball operations, working closely with D’Alessandro and assistant general manager Mike Bratz. Gilbert joined the Kings last season after eight seasons with the Warriors in various roles. He started working for the Warriors after playing four seasons at UC Santa Cruz and graduating in 2005. Gilbert was with the Warriors when D’Alessandro was Golden State’s assistant general manager under Chris Mullin, who now is an adviser to Ranadive Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Kings broadcaster Kayte Christensen was released from the Sacramento County Jail Tuesday after being arrested for driving under the influence Monday. She had a blood alcohol level of 0.08 when she was arrested Monday, according to online arrest logs. Jail records indicate she was released Tuesday. Further information about her arrest were not immediately known. Merced Sun-Star

“I want to be forthcoming because I deeply regret the choices I made last night. First, I want to apologize to my family because they know this is not behavior that is indicative of my character. I also am sincerely sorry to the Sacramento Kings organization and all our fans who put faith and confidence in me,” she said in a statement release by the Kings. She also said she takes full responsibility for her actions and that she looks forward to winning back the trust of the public and young fans. Merced Sun-Star

September 22, 2014 Updates
 

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