Kiki Vandeweghe Rumors
For several weeks this spring, the Kings had considered hiring Kiki Vandeweghe as the franchise’s president, but those talks lost traction, league sources said. Vandeweghe is the NBA’s vice president of basketball operations, and previously had been the GM of the Denver Nuggets and Brooklyn Nets. Eventually, Ranadive backed away from the idea and turned to hiring Divac, league sources said. Most believed Ranadive had hired Divac in a ceremonial position, but the owner quickly decided to usurp general manager Pete D’Alessandro’s authority to place Divac in charge.
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.”
11 Dec 14
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.
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.
22 Mar 14
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.”
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.”
Mike Mazzeo: Former #Nets coach Kiki Vanderweghe has joined the #NBA as VP of Basketball Operations, succeeding Stu Jackson.
Brian T. Smith: Fresh off his two-week training session with Kiki Vandeweghe in L.A., #UtahJazz center Enes Kanter will begin working out with Tyrone Corbin and assistant coaches this week in #SLC. Still haven’t heard of any plans for Jazz players to gather en masse before camp, though
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.
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.
Roeser is primarily handling the search for a new GM and has had had preliminary conversations with Jim Paxson, Larry Harris, Jeff Weltman, David Griffin and Tony DiLeo, according to sources, but has only formally interviewed former Nuggets GM Kiki Vandeweghe. Griffin withdrew from consideration on Monday.
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.
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.
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.
Mary Schmitt Boyer/Tom Reed: NBA source confirms #Cavs VP David Griffin a candidate for Clippers GM job. Kiki Vandeweghe believed to be leading contender
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
Ex-Net GM Kiki Vandeweghe is seen as the front-runner to succeed Neil Olshey as the Clippers’ GM. Vandeweghe did color work on Clippers TV
Among the list of clients that LeGarie represents is Kiki Vandeweghe, a former general manager of the Denver Nuggets and the New Jersey Nets. Vandeweghe spent last season as an analyst and sideline reporter for Prime Ticket on the Clippers’ games and he has expressed interest in returning to basketball.
The Clippers, who parted ways with GM Neil Olshey Monday as Olshey took the GM job in Portland, are said to be considering former Nuggets and Nets executive Kiki Vandeweghe to replace Olshey. Clippers president Andy Roeser said in a statement released by the team Monday that the search for Olshey’s replacement already is under way.
Kiki Vandeweghe, a former general manager of the Denver Nuggets and New Jersey Nets, spent last season as a basketball analyst and sideline reporter for Prime Ticket on Clippers games. He has indicated he is interested in getting back into a front- office position.
Among the top candidates expected to be interviewed are former Portland general manager Kevin Pritchard, Mark Warkentien, the former Denver GM who is working for the Knicks on an interim basis to help with the draft, former Hornets GM Jeff Bower, who used to coach at Marist College, Knicks assistant GM Allan Houston, former Cavaliers GM Danny Ferry and former Nets president Kiki Vandeweghe.
What’s former Net GM and coach Kiki Vandeweghe up to these days? He’s back home in the Los Angeles area, thinking about doing some TV work or consulting work. Toronto executive Maurizio Gherardini was a top candidate to succeed Vandeweghe as general manager, and had the backing of some of Mikhail Prokhorov’s top executives. But Gherardini lost out when another faction in Prokhorov’s executive team pushed for Billy King, who got the job.