Report: Kings GM will be 'significant candidate' for St. John's AD job
General manager Pete D'Alessandro is entering his third offseason with the Sacramento Kings. However, it's possible it'll also be his last. An interesting report came out from Yahoo! Sports/FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski on Thursday morning:
As @JonRothstein reports, St. John's parting ways w/ AD Chris Monasch. D'Alessandro is SJU alumnus, close to Chris Mullin, Lou Carnesecca.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 28, 2015
Mullin worked in the Sacramento front office as recently as a few months ago. He's now the head basketball coach at his alma mater, St. John's. D'Alessandro, meanwhile, is dealing with losing power within a chaotic front office upon the hiring of Vlade Divac, who has no previous experience running an organization. But that's the Kings for you, undercutting authority like no other.
They did it with Mike Malone early in the season, when they fired their head coach after what was actually an unexpectedly quick start to the season. They did it again upon the hiring of Divac.
Now, D'Alessandro isn't exactly known as the best general manager in the league. He's taken on a bunch of contracts generally considered to be bad ones (like the Rudy Gay deal) and has attempted to trade for even more (like Deron Williams). Still, heading to college would be a different game with a different expertise.