The Sacramento Kings today hired Galen Duncan as Vice President of the Kings Academy and Professional Development, according to General Manager Vlade Divac. In his role with Sacramento, Duncan is responsible for implementation of the Kings Academy program, a developmental, player-centric curriculum aligning multi-faceted organizational philosophies and ideals to help athletes mature into well-rounded professionals. Under Duncan’s oversight, Kings Academy will augment on-court progress with access to practical material and experiences that help balance on-court priorities and personal responsibilities with opportunities to become impactful contributors in the community.
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The offseason is a crucial time for players to refine their games in preparation for the season ahead. Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein is certainly taking advantage of this window of opportunity – showcasing his progress on social media recently. In a number of videos posted by Trill on Instagram, the third-year big man demonstrates his ball-handling on the perimeter and uses a variety of dribble moves to transition into jumpshots and drives to the rim. These kind of skills are something you’d expect to see from smaller players working on their game, but for someone of Cauley-Stein’s stature to be pulling these off with this level of fluidity makes them all the more impressive.

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