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Kings GM Pete D’Alessandro joined Jim Rome on his TV show ROME on Friday, and shared the following insights:
On progress of the Kings:
"Acceptable progress?" “Goal is to make playoffs."
"Long term vision to be a long term success in the difficult Western Conference. We’re up to the challenge."
On the roster:
“This is our team and we’re looking forward to getting it on the court in regular season."
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On Rudy Gay & DeMarcus Cousins on Team USA capturing FIBA World Cup Gold Medals:
“Great moment for us & we’ve seen it already carrying over into training camp."
“Like brothers… working for our country… made Sacramento fans proud."
On employing "crowdsource" technique to help select Nik Stauskas in NBA Draft”
“I came from outside walls of NBA… people a lot smarter than me to come up with answers... We think we want to do it every year."
On hiring analytics guru Dean Oliver:
“Not just crunching numbers… gonna run personnel department, shine light on things we are seeing on floor... will be big part of Kings front office."
On NBA 3.0
“We’re trying to do things a little bit differently than the NBA has traditionally.”