Vlade Divac Rumors

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Vlade Divac
Vlade Divac
Position: -
Born: 02/03/68
Height: 7-1 / 2.16
Weight:259 lbs. / 117.9 kg.
Earnings: $50,287,228 ($70,267,493*)
A source with knowledge of the situation had previously told The Athletic on Monday that Kings general manager Vlade Divac had no previous knowledge of the accusations until the report surfaced and that it was too early in this fact-finding process to explore the possibility of terminating Walton’s contract (many coaching contracts are known to have a moral turpitude clause that might allow the team to void the contract in this sort of situation, but it’s unclear if that’s the case with Walton’s deal). Divac, whose final NBA season (2003-04) came alongside Walton with the Lakers during his second season in the league, had pegged Walton as a likely replacement long before firing Joerger. Then just two days after Divac was given a four-year extension that runs through 2022-23, he was coming to terms on a four-year deal with Walton that would put them on the same timeline. The Kings, who considered candidates like Monty Williams and Ettore Messina but did not interview them, appeared to have been as stunned by the report as everyone else.
The relationship between Luke Walton and Vlade Divac began in the 2004-05 NBA season, when they were teammates with the Los Angeles Lakers. It was Walton’s second NBA season and the last of Divac’s 16-year career. Walton, who is taking his second head coaching job after spending the last three seasons leading the Lakers, said the friendship has continued since. “If you’re really in it, those bonds last a lifetime,” Walton said Monday during his introductory news conference at Golden 1 Center. “There’s trust that’s already between us that would take years to build without having that history together. I’m so excited to work side-by-side with him.”