Kings name Brandon Williams Assistant GM

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Official media release:

Kings Name Brandon D. Williams Assistant General Manager
Versatile Front Office Executive Brings 20 Years of Basketball Experience to Sacramento
Posted: Jul 30, 2017
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento Kings today hired Brandon D. Williams as Assistant General Manager, according to General Manager Vlade Divac. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

In his new role with Sacramento, Williams will support all facets of the day-to-day operation of the Kings front office, including roster composition, player evaluation and development, contractual negotiations, free agency procurement, collegiate, G-League and NBA scouting processes and player personnel matters.

“We are so excited that Brandon is joining our front office team,” said 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 joins the Kings organization after spending the previous four seasons as an executive with Philadelphia, most recently serving as Vice President of Basketball Administration and General Manager of the NBA G-League’s Delaware 87ers. In addition to aiding the 76ers front office in matters regarding prospect evaluation, player development, staffing recruitment and contract negotiations, the former Davidson Wildcat standout helped facilitate several NBA call-ups and coaching promotions as the 87ers General Manager.

Before working in basketball operations from a team perspective, Williams spent nine seasons in the league office as Director of NBA Player Development (2005-07) and Associate Vice President of Basketball Operations (2007-13), overseeing standards relating to on-court operations, quality of game play, monitoring conduct and discipline and officiating performance via the Standard Observers Program. During early development of the contemporary NBA minor league system thriving today, Williams was regularly consulted on various issues to improve synergy in the league’s affiliation and assignment systems. In 2012, the Louisiana native obtained a law degree from Rutgers University.

A veteran of nine professional seasons in the NBA, CBA, D-League and abroad, Williams’ playing career was punctuated by championships with the San Antonio Spurs (1998-99) and Sioux Falls Skyforce (2004-05)—where he played for current Kings Head Coach Dave Joerger. His playing resume includes appearances with the Golden State Warriors (1997-98), San Antonio Spurs, Huntsville Flight (G-League), Atlanta Hawks (2002-03), Sioux Falls and significant experience oversees in France, Greece, Germany, Italy and Israel.
 
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Is he is an assistant GM or GM?

What happens with Ken Cantenella, I thought he was assistant GM?

Do we have 2 Assistant GMS now?

Why not give GM status to the right hire?
 

Tetsujin

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Is he is an assistant GM or GM?

What happens with Ken Cantenella, I thought he was assistant GM?

Do we have 2 Assistant GMS now?

Why not give GM status to the right hire?
Because Vlade's our (effective) GM. A team's allowed to have multiple assistant GMs just like it can have multiple assistant coaches.
 
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I wonder if they won't fill the Perry position until a later time when they wish to promote an existing staff member. Just a guess.
I wonder if they don't feel the need to fill the position at all. From what I read it seemed that Perry's biggest asset was his ability to communicate and his network of relationships. He had a lot more experience than Williams so I think it made sense to give him more autonomy and responsibility. While I'm sure Williams brings some similar abilities he has quite earned what Scott has at this point.
 

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I wouldn't get all caught up in titles folks. If you look at any big corporation, you'll find that they have multiple vice presidents. All that matters, is can you do the job your given? From everything I've read on Williams, he appears to be a very solid choice. He was one of the few who transitioned from the old 76ér front office to the new one, and that speaks volumes about the man. If you survive the house cleaning, you must be very highly respected by the incoming powers. That's enough for me. At least for now.
 
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I wouldn't get all caught up in titles folks. If you look at any big corporation, you'll find that they have multiple vice presidents. All that matters, is can you do the job your given? From everything I've read on Williams, he appears to be a very solid choice. He was one of the few who transitioned from the old 76ér front office to the new one, and that speaks volumes about the man. If you survive the house cleaning, you must be very highly respected by the incoming powers. That's enough for me. At least for now.
So Williams was part of the Hinkie Front Office and was retained by both Colangelos? That in and of itself is pretty amazing.
 
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Anyone here the interview this morning on KHTK? I thought Brandon came across as really well spoken and intelligent. He seems very dedicated and very focused on the task which I like. Here's to hoping all that works to help out the Kings.