SACRAMENTO -- Vlade Divac was clear at last month’s trade deadline that he is the general manager of the Sacramento Kings, but he also hinted to the local media that he was willing to add a piece or two to help bolster the front office.
“I always need help, want to help?,” Divac asked a group of reporters.
The search for fresh front office blood has officially begun. CSNCalifornia.com has confirmed that longtime Brooklyn Nets executive turned Yahoo Sports analyst Bobby Marks was in Sacramento on Thursday for a meeting with the Kings brass.
If he’s added to the team, Marks would work alongside Divac, assistant GM Mike Bratz and Director of Player Personnel Peja Stojakovic in an undetermined role, giving the team one more piece to their front office puzzle.
Marks is widely respected around the league for his extensive knowledge of the NBA’s salary cap and understanding of collective bargaining agreement. He spent 20 years with the Nets in a variety of roles, including assistant GM and director of basketball operations.
He also acted as the liaison between the Nets and the NBA and was responsible for all player contracts.
If the Kings are serious about adding a seasoned NBA executive to help rebuild the franchise on the fly, Marks might be a perfect fit.
Sam Amick of USA Today was first to report the news.