The Sacramento Kings are in a state of flux. Not only are they rebuilding and not only did they recently fire their coach, Paul Westphal, but they could potentially be relocating to another city.
The team has not done well since the peak of the Chris Webber era instead suffering through lottery season after season. Coaches have come and gone, but general manager Geoff Petrie, once considered one of the best in the game, has remained a constant. Well, now he could be the next thing to go, according to SBNation.com.
The Maloofs, who own the Sacramento Kings, have recently considered relieving longtime president of basketball operations Geoff Petrie of his position, multiple sources have told Sactown Royalty and SBNation.com. No move to replace Petrie, who has been the team's only personnel boss for the entirety of the Maloofs' ownership of the Kings, is imminent, but the family has, according to sources, reached out to a management agent within the past two weeks with eyes on lining up a successor.It can't be surprising considering the massive failures within the Kings over the past five years. They've had four head coaches, they've been absolutely terrible and they have whiffed on a number of draft picks and free agent signings.
But with the threat of a potential move to Anaheim, there's just not much of a margin for error. You can blame coaches all you want, but sometimes it's a top down thing. And it starts with the Maloofs and then Petrie. The Maloofs aren't firing themselves, so next in line is the GM. The team isn't getting it done and so someone has to be held responsible. You can only fire so many coaches.