Report: Kings to interview Morway for GM position

Report: Kings to interview Morway for GM position
June 6, 2013, 10:30 am
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David Morway is one of a handful of candidates for the vacant Kings GM position. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

New owner Vivek Ranadive and the Sacramento Kings will progress their search for a new general manager on Friday by interviewing former Indiana Pacers GM David Morway, according to a USA Today report.

Morway was hired in Indiana by Larry Bird, who the Kings are also courting for the position, though no formal interview has been conducted.

[NEWS: Larry Bird meeting with Kings]

Former Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace, Warriors assistant GM Travis Schlenk and former NBA coach Mike Dunleavy have interviewed for the position vacated by former GM Geoff Petrie. Former Warrior and Hall of Famer Chris Mullin, San Antonio Spurs front office pillar R.C. Buford and Thunder assistant GM Troy Weaver have also been connected to the search.

Petrie served as the Kings GM since 1994 -- formerly the league's longest active tenure. He guided Sacramento to eight consecutive postseasons, with a 2002 trip to the Western Conference Finals as the high-water mark. But the team has fallen on hard times, missing the playoffs in each of the last seven seasons.

Ranadive moved quickly to hire former Warriors assistant coach Mike Malone, who will be introduced as the new head coach of the Kings on Monday.

[NEWS: Malone to be introduced as Kings' coach on Monday]

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