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Vivek Ranadive Has ‘Open Minds’ with Kings
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On May 19, 2013 @ 8:26 am In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Once his purchase of the Kings is finalized, Vivek Ranadive should take a pick and a shovel, perhaps borrow a battering ram and a bulldozer, and obliterate the section of Sleep Train Arena that houses the team’s basketball operations.
While this is regarded as a weak draft class, there is no shortage of talent on the front-office or coaching markets.
Veteran coaches Jerry Sloan, Nate McMillan, Jeff and Stan Van Gundy are available, as are highly regarded assistants Mike Malone and Brian Shaw. Established front-office types eager to join or take over a staff include Larry Bird, Don Nelson and Chris Mullin. And while Warriors special assistant Jerry West undoubtedly would push Golden State’s Travis Schlenk, another famous former coach is itching to become involved in personnel.
“In terms of the basketball process, it’s not overnight,” Ranadive told Bee writers in a Friday teleconference. “We had a playbook with the Warriors. I can promise you we’re going to have very, very, very smart people. We like to be innovative, think outside the box. But we don’t have any preconceived notions about who can do what. We have very open minds.”
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