Chris Webber Could Join Sacramento Kings As President Of Basketball Operations

What? Another person with ties with the Golden State Warriors is being courted by the Sacramento Kings?

Correct. Well, only partially. Per the Sacramento Bee, the Kings have had discussions with Chris Webber about a role in the front office. The Orlando Magic drafted Webber with the first overall pick in the 1993 draft, but he was traded to the Warriors, where he averaged 17.5 points and 9.1 rebounds in his rookie season.

February 9, 2012; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings former player Chris Webber (right) holds his jersey as former Indiana Pacers player Reggie Miller (left) looks on during the first quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Power Balance Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Sacramento’s majority owner, Vivek Ranadive, is courting Webber to fill Geoff Petrie’s void, Petrie was the president of basketball operations, but he was told in late May that his contract would not be renewed.

What does this all mean? Not much. Webber spent a grand total of two years with the Warriors, one in 1993-94 and one in 2007-08, which marked his final go around.

If there is something to take away from the report, it’s that the pattern of the Kings pursuing people with current or former ties with the Warriors still exists. Perhaps that’s a boon to the Warriors, or maybe it’s just Ranadive using his connections within the Warriors’ organization to fill his needs.

Topics: Chris Webber, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings

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  • Ryan Silva

    Reading your article you make it sound like Webber didn’t spend the bulk of his career with Sacramento. Actually you never mentioned once he was a Sacramento King, strange.

    • Whouwit510

      Truuuu