Report: Divac spoke with Kings, wants to be NBA GM

Report: Divac spoke with Kings, wants to be NBA GM
June 14, 2014, 1:30 pm
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The Kings retired Vlade Divac's No. 21 jersey in a ceremony on March 31, 2009. (USATSI)

Former Kings center Vlade Divac is the head of the Serbian Olympic Committee, but he has lofty goals for when his role ends this year. 

“My ultimate goal is one day — it doesn’t have to be tomorrow or two days, three days — I want to be a GM,” Divac told NBA.com. “Go level by level.”

He wasn't guaranteed a front office position, but Divac has already spoken with the Kings regarding that goal.

“I would definitely find some involvement in the NBA with some team,” Divac said.  “Right after my retirement, I was doing some scouting for the Lakers. I tried to see how management works. I went to Real Madrid, worked for them for a year. That helped me to kind of develop some interest in management. So now my second term on the Olympic committee of Serbia — and I’m so proud of that, we did a great job — so something in management.”

A 16-year NBA veteran, Divac spent six seasons with the Kings from 1998-2004. He averaged 11.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.7 assist, 1.2 blocks, 1.0 steal and 30.1 minutes per game in Sacramento.