Jerry Reynolds Rumors
Night in and night out throughout the NBA, TV broadcasting teams do their best to bring the game to life for fans. In Sacramento, the trio of Jerry Reynolds, Grant Napear, and Kayte Christensen have been familiar faces and voices for years. Their work has been recognized outside of Sacramento, with HoopsHype’s community ranking the Kings broadcast team as the best in the entire league with 582 positive votes. The site scored all 30 broadcast teams, and Sacramento’s own came out on top.
As Ranadive continues to consider candidates to replace basketball president Geoff Petrie, whose contract expires at the end of the month, Jerry Reynolds said Wednesday he will step down as director of player personnel in anticipation of a new front-office team. “Clearly, with the new GM coming on board, they’ll want their own staff,” said Reynolds, who has been with the team since its move from Kansas City to Sacramento. Reynolds said he wants to continue in his role as analyst for the Kings broadcasts. “I would love to continue to do television,” he said. “Obviously, that’s not my decision.”
The front-office changes are continuing for the Sacramento Kings, as Jerry Reynolds announced Wednesday he will step down from his role as director of player personnel. “With new ownership, a new coach coming in, getting a new staff … the new general manager will want his new people,” Reynolds said from his office at the Kings headquarters. “I certainly do not want to be in the way at all.” Reynolds said the decision is his. He has not been contacted by the new ownership group, and with his contract expiring in September, Reynolds said now is the right time to step aside.