Kiki Vandeweghe Rumors
After eight years as the NBA’s executive vice president of basketball operations, Kiki VanDeWeghe is stepping down to transition into a league advisory role, sources told ESPN. VanDeWeghe, 63, played a significant part in modernizing the league’s basketball operations during his tenure, beginning in the late months of former commissioner David Stern’s tenure and continuing through the entirety of Adam Silver’s current run. His role placed him on the front lines of NBA officiating, rule changes, discipline and daily communication with teams.
Tabbed for this role by Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA’s executive vice president of basketball operations, Boylen began preparation several weeks ago. He’s a veteran of running clinics, having done so in the past for the league in various Basketball Without Borders trips and the like. Boylen’s preparation culminated with training camp-like meetings on Sunday and Monday with the coaching staff, which includes former NBA and WNBA players in the league’s coaches development program plus current G League coaches. Former Bulls Donyell Marshall and Chris Duhon are among that group, as is former Bulls assistant coach Karen Stack Umlauf.
Joe Vardon: This is different. Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA’s chief disciplinarian, has joined the board of directors for a cybersecurity firm, Cerberus Sentinel, according to a news release from the company. Kiki’s title with the league is executive VP, basketball ops. @The Athletic
The NBA has fined LA Clippers guard Patrick Beverley $25,000 for verbal abuse of an official during the team’s Game 2 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Saturday. Kiki VanDeWeghe, the league’s executive vice president of basketball operations, made the announcement Monday.
As for Tucker’s headbutt and the ensuing decision, that was an obvious and necessary call. Sources say the league is investigating that situation, and there could be further discipline coming Tucker’s way. The NBA’s longtime disciplinarian, executive vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe, was sitting front row when this all happened and was glued to his phone after the game was over (Byron Spruell, the president of league operations who oversees this department, is also here).