After what’s been called a good summer for the Kings by several NBA observers, the Kings moved to fill the one major hole left from the offseason.
The Kings solidified their front office Sunday with the announcement that Brandon D. Williams has been hired as assistant general manager.
The team was looking to add another executive after the departure of Scott Perry, the well-respected vice president of basketball operations. Perry left Sacramento after three months to become the New York Knicks’ general manager.
The Kings found their new addition in Williams, who was the Philadelphia 76ers vice president of basketball administration and general manager of Philadelphia’s G-League team, the Delaware 87ers.
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Williams will assist in variety of areas, including the roster, player development, contracts, free agency and scouting in the NBA, college and G-League.
Perry’s departure left the Kings needing someone to help in those areas and the Kings did not want to start training camp in September without the front office at full strength.
“We are so excited that Brandon is joining our front office team,” said Kings general manager Vlade Divac. “He is an experienced and talented basketball executive. His knowledge of player development and basketball operations, combined with his legal skills, will be a strong addition to our team.”
Williams’ background is diverse. In addition to his time with the 76ers and 87ers, he also worked for the league office for eight years before he joined Philadelphia in 2013, including time as associate vice president of basketball operations for the NBA. He received his law degree from Rutgers in 2012.
Williams, 42, appeared in just 18 NBA games over three nonconsecutive seasons but played overseas and in the Continental Basketball Association after a standout college career at Davidson. He was part of San Antonio’s NBA championship team in 1999. He also won a G-League championship in 2005 with the Sioux Falls Skyforce, playing for current Kings head coach Dave Joerger.
Williams joins Ken Catanella as the second assistant general manager under Divac.