Yet before delving deeper into basketball issues during an exclusive interview last week with The Bee, he insisted on clarifying Vlade Divac’s status in the reshuffled front office. “Vlade makes the decisions,” said Ranadive, noting that Divac’s title as vice president of basketball and franchise operations positions him above general manager Pete D’Alessandro. “Two people report directly to me. Chris Granger, who runs the business side, and Vlade from the basketball side. I want to make that clear as we move forward. We have a lot of work to do, and we are all in this together.”
Chris Granger Rumors
NBA team presidents met on July 17 at the Wynn Las Vegas during summer league play and while there was much business discussed, the league’s top brass also gave Chris Granger a rousing sendoff as the executive vice president of the NBA’s team marketing and business operations (TMBO) departs to become president of the Sacramento Kings effective Aug. 1.
Sam Amick: Granger was heavily involved as league liaison during Sacramento efforts to get arena plan in place and keep team, will now see it through.