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May 22, 2015 Updates
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As I reported from the summer league in July, the league introduced an odds-reform proposal that would have made Cleveland-style leaps more likely by cutting the chances for the worst teams. The proposal was an anti-tanking measure clearly aimed at the Sixers, and it didn’t get the required supermajority in an October vote. Kiki Vandeweghe, the league’s senior vice-president of basketball operations and last night’s drawing room MC, told me the discussion has been tabled for now. “I don’t see anything happening in the immediate future,” Vandeweghe said. “We will continue to study it.” Grantland

April 13, 2015 Updates
November 10, 2014 Updates

Ernie Vandeweghe, a New York Knicks player in the post-World War II era and father of former NBA star Kiki Vandeweghe and three other top athletes, has died. He was 86. The death was confirmed Sunday night by Kiki Vandeweghe, who said his father died of natural causes at his home in Newport Beach. Vandeweghe averaged 9.5 points and 4.6 rebounds in 224 regular-season games for the Knicks from 1949-56. In college, he averaged 19.1 points in four seasons at Colgate. Indiatimes

April 18, 2014 Updates

The Detroit Pistons plan to conduct a comprehensive search to replace Joe Dumars in the front office, a job that is coveted around the league. Several names are on the Pistons' radar, a person familiar with details told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. The latest names to surface are: Cleveland Cavaliers acting general manager David Griffin, Boston Celtics assistant GM and team counsel Mike Zarren and NBA senior vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe. USA Today Sports

June 9, 2013 Updates

Ginobili’s strong belief in Messina is shared by Kiki Vandeweghe, the former Nets’ GM who started working for the NBA in April in a multifaceted role primarily involving basketball operations. He hired Messina as his first summer league coach when he ran the Nuggets from 2001-06. “He didn’t have a problem at all,’’ Vandeweghe said. “I think the players respect his knowledge of the game. He is tremendous in getting through with his message. And they saw that he could help them get better. When players see that you are going to help them get better, then they’ll listen to you." New York Daily News

June 2, 2013 Updates
March 21, 2013 Updates

Former NBA scoring wizard Kiki Vandeweghe added a new job Wednesday to an already long NBA résumé that includes assistant coach, team executive, announcer and even personal trainer to Enes Kanter. "I’m happy for him," Kanter said after learning that Vandeweghe was hired as the league’s vice president of basketball operations. "I wish him the best." Salt Lake Tribune

March 20, 2013 Updates
September 17, 2012 Updates
September 2, 2012 Updates

Enes Kanter: Last night in Chicago. Time to burn it down one more time baby! JK. Tomorrow off to L.A. to work with Kiki Vandeweghe @ 360 Performance. Twitter

July 28, 2012 Updates

Tyson Chandler: A big part of that preparation involved working with former Knick Kiki Vandeweghe before the Olympics. He really helped me out with my footwork, jumpshot, being aggressive and a lot of mental things. It was really good for me. I always play up-tempo and fast, so I worked with him on slowing it down and making an impact on offense as much as I do on defense. I've had a relationship with Kiki for my entire career, and he's always been around -- even when he was with different teams. He lives maybe 15, 20 minutes from me in California in the summertime, so it's a great connection. ESPN.com

June 30, 2012 Updates
June 26, 2012 Updates

Former Denver general manager Kiki Vandeweghe is the only candidate to have formally interviewed for the job, according to sources. The club has also had preliminary conversations with Jim Paxson, Larry Harris, Jeff Weltman and Tony DiLeo, according to sources, but the Clippers seem to have turned their focus to Thursday's draft, where they hold the 53rd pick, and free agency. ESPN.com

June 23, 2012 Updates

Kiki Vandeweghe, former general manager of the Denver Nuggets and the New Jersey Nets, interviewed with Roeser last week, the officials said. Vandeweghe spent last season as a basketball analyst and sideline reporter for Prime Ticket on Clippers games. Los Angeles Times

June 21, 2012 Updates

Roeser is heading up the search for a new general manager. Former Nuggets GM Kiki Vandeweghe, has emerged as a leading candidate, according to sources. ESPN.com

June 18, 2012 Updates

Marc Stein: Kiki Vandeweghe widely seen as fave for Clips' GM job. Jim Paxson (via Pete Vecsey) in hunt, too. Also hearing Cavs' David Griffin in mix Twitter

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