Peja Stojakovic Resigns As Kings’ Assistant GM

5:14pm: The Kings have announced Stojanovic’s resignation, tweets James Ham of NBC Sports California.

“It has been a great joy and honor to work in the Kings’ front office for the past five years,” Stojakovic said in a statement. “I want to thank the organization and especially the incredible fans around the world for the support over the years. Sacramento will always be home to me and I wish the franchise nothing but the very best.”

2:47pm: Assistant general manager Peja Stojakovic will likely be the next executive to leave the Kings‘ front office, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic. Sources tell Charnia that Stojakovic is expected to resign his position, following Friday’s announcement that GM Vlade Divac is parting ways with the franchise.

A former star player with Sacramento, Stojakovic was hired as director of player personnel and development in 2015. Three years later, he was promoted to his current role as assistant GM, which also involves running the team’s G League affiliate in Stockton.

The Kings may be looking at a full front office makeover once Divac and Stojakovic are officially gone. Former Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars, who was serving as a special advisor, will be running the franchise until a new GM is hired.

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7 thoughts on “Peja Stojakovic Resigns As Kings’ Assistant GM

  1. Simmons>Russ

    I think these have been very solid moves from the Kings and next to go should be Walton.
    Cleaning out the closet and reshuffling the deck.

    I’d keep Fox and then make all other players available for trades and look at building a solid off the court team.
    I think Jerry Stackhouse would be a good coach for them. He did a solid job with the G League Raptors, and also recently helped as an assistant with the Grizzlies. As a player we all know how decent he was. I think particularly he would help DeAaron Fox.
    As for a GM I’d like to see them bring back Scott Perry who is with the Knicks and keep Joe Dumars. Joe and Scott worked together way back in 2000 when Scott started his executive career at the pistons. Together Joe and Scott went to 6 ECF with the pistons and won a ring in 2004.

  2. x%sure

    Maybe ownership wants a new perspective taken on a Buddy Hield trade. He is said to be dissatisfied. They would also like see an end to the talk about the FO not taking Doncic, and maybe to dump Barnes by connecting him to a Hield or Bogans trade.

    Bogdan Bogdanovich, 27, is at the end of a $3/27, and is statistically improving and currently average for a starting 2G. He is probably happy with Sacto.

  3. Sillivan

    Kings need to make all players available for trade
    Make good trade only

    Targeting someone like Simmons and Embiid
    Never never take any overpaid old players

    • andremets

      I’m glad you didn’t compare my Knicks to another sport’s team. I shiver at the thought of who you would pick.

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