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BC-BKN--Kings-Divac Extension

April 11, 2019
The Sacramento Kings have extended general manager Vlade Divac’s contract through the 2022-23 season. The team announced the decision one day after finishing its 13th straight losing season. Owner Vivek Ranadive called Divac vital to the rebuilding jobs. Divac became GM at the start of the 2015-16 season but has not been able to end the longest active playoff drought in the NBA at 13 seasons.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings have extended general manager Vlade Divac’s contract through the 2022-23 season.

The team announced the decision Thursday, one day after finishing its 13th straight losing season — the NBA’s longest active playoff drought.

Owner Vivek Ranadive called Divac vital to the rebuilding job. Divac became general manager at the start of the 2015-16 season. The Kings have made no announcement about coach Dave Joerger, who is 98-148 in three seasons.

The Kings went 39-43 this year, their best record since their last playoff season in 2005-06. They have several talented young players acquired by Divac — guards De’Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield, forward Marvin Bagley III and center Willie Cauley-Stein.

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