Kings exec is named Reno GM

Published: Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 8C

Former NBA player Shareef Abdur-Rahim, who has worked in the Kings' front office for three years, has been named the general manager of the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League.

Abdur-Rahim, Sacramento's 36-year-old director of player personnel, will oversee basketball operations for the Bighorns, the Kings announced.

The Kings also said Chris Gilbert, entering his first season as basketball operations coordinator, will be the Bighorns' assistant general manager.

The Kings and Bighorns announced a partnership last month. Sacramento controls the Bighorns' basketball operations, while Reno's owners have primary responsibility for the business side.

Abdur-Rahim was drafted third overall out of Cal by Vancouver in 1996. He averaged 18.1 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 12 NBA seasons with Vancouver (1996-2001), Atlanta (2001-03), Portland (2003-05) and the Kings (2005-08). He was an All-Star in 2002, averaging 21.2 points (15th in the league) and 9.0 rebounds (13th.)

– Bee Sports staff

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