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Adam Simon withdraws from Kings GM search

Another one bites the dust.

Adam Simon, Assistant GM for the Miami Heat, has withdrawn from the Sacramento Kings GM Search. This news comes via The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

It’s unclear if Simon has had any conversations with the Kings between their statement of interest and his withdrawal.

Earlier today we discussed the lack of clarity surrounding the Kings GM opening and why it could be off-putting to top candidates.

In our profile of Simon we noted that he has previously turned down several other high-profile opportunities. Simon was always considered a long shot to accept the Kings GM role, but his departure marks the second high-profile declination in recent days as Trajan Langdon also withdrew his name.

It was encouraging when the Kings leaked a list of six high quality candidates for the position, but two have withdrawn in recent days and it wouldn’t be surprising if additional names withdraw as the process continues.

We’ll continue to update as this story evolves.

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Will Griffith
Admin
13 days ago

All aboard the Sachin Hype Train, baby!

Ican Hascheezburger
13 days ago
Reply to  WGriffith

“Sac-hin Gup-ta”, CLAP-CLAP-CLAPCLAPCLAP!

Jake Whitaker
13 days ago

Please don’t be Gupta. We neeeeeed this to happen. Please come to Sactown.

Last edited 13 days ago by jdwhit
Will Griffith
Admin
13 days ago
Reply to  jdwhit

I know that Booth is well respected and well liked by those in NBA circles, but if he’s the mystery one that says no I’m more than happy to say “thanks for considering” while rushing him out the door.

Rik Smits
13 days ago
Reply to  WGriffith

I’ll bite.
Why?

Last edited 13 days ago by RikSmits
Rik Smits
13 days ago

Welcome back, Scott Perry!

13 days ago
Reply to  RikSmits

At least he can sing.

Ican Hascheezburger
13 days ago
Reply to  RikSmits

BREAKING!comment image

Kevin Lam
13 days ago
Reply to  Kosta

Ha, the crown on his head.

Rory Cornell
13 days ago

i understand this is nitpicky, but I believe this should be rewritten unless you know more than what has been reported:

It was encouraging when the Kings leaked a list of six high quality candidates for the position

The Kings had to submit formal requests via email to interview each candidate. There were probably hundreds of people outside of the Kings organization that new these requests were made before it was reported. We should not assume the original source of this list was a member of the Kings organization.

The problem with how this is written is another site can link to your article and they can say “according to The Kings Herald the Kings leaked the list of candidates”.

Rik Smits
13 days ago
Reply to  RORDOG

Yeah, but there were no separate reports of X has been approached and Y too and we just got news that Z is also on the list.

it was the full list, which makes it very likely that the Kings were the source, IMO.

Rory Cornell
13 days ago
Reply to  RikSmits

Amick discusses this on CD’s show. Basically they already knew the candidates because they have reporters in each city with connections to the people who received the emails requesting permission to interview each candidate. That is different than the Kings leaking the list even if the Kings ultimately confirmed the names on the list in my opinion.

Rik Smits
13 days ago
Reply to  RORDOG

So why would reporters in these cities sit on such a little scoop and pass it along to another to allow him to compile a full list?

Rory Cornell
13 days ago
Reply to  RikSmits

look I’m not going to try guess how the various reporters at the Athletic collaborate on these stories. You’re more than welcome to listen to Amick explain the process to Carmichael Dave on his radio show. But here’s the simple facts: we do not know that the list was originally leaked by a member of the Kings organization. It is not okay, in my opinion, for this site to make that claim unless they have inside knowledge of the situation that has yet to be publicly reported.

First Last
13 days ago
Reply to  RORDOG

That’s not the way I remember that portion of Dave’s show. I thought Sam simply brushed the question aside and was unwilling to pull back the curtain.

Last edited 13 days ago by Marty
Rory Cornell
13 days ago
Reply to  Marty

Even if that is the correct interpretation did he reveal his source works for the Kings?

T D
13 days ago

So, Peja then?

Ican Hascheezburger
13 days ago
Reply to  1951

The only thing possibly worse would be to re-hire Vlade as GM…?

c k
13 days ago
Reply to  Kosta

Hold my beer.

Richie J
12 days ago
Reply to  cbrody

I’m pretty sure he would’ve drafted Luka.

c k
12 days ago
Reply to  richie88

Touche. Although he did trade IT for Oriakhi instead of paying him 6 mill a year. And went out of his way to torpedo one of the better coaches in the league(certainly the best we’ve had since Rick).

Regardless, with the Kings it’s always shit show at the fuck factory. Garbage in garbage out.

Tom Cutter
12 days ago
Reply to  1951

Welcome home GM Chris Webber!
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Steven Cheng
13 days ago

How much is Matina making? Just fire her already for basketball sake!

Darren Van Blois
13 days ago

Add another 6 to the list. Is it that hard?

Rik Smits
13 days ago
Reply to  eddie41

It’s easy to add six more names; it is harder if you are looking for quality people who fit your criteria.

So you’re gonna reach a point where you add names of a lower tier and end up welcoming back Scott Perry.

Ican Hascheezburger
13 days ago
Reply to  RikSmits

Kings Fans: “PLEASE NOT PERRY, PLEASE NOT PERRY.”

Sacramento Kings: “We have a revised list of 6 potential candidates:

  1. Webster–no, not that one. The little guy from TV.
  2. Air Jordan!
  3. Drake
  4. Vlade Divac part 2, Electric Boogaloo
  5. Drake
  6. Scott Perry

Kings Fans: “PLEASE BE SCOTT PERRY, PLEASE BE SCOTT PERRY.”

Darren Van Blois
13 days ago
Reply to  RikSmits

I don’t think it’s hard to find 6 more quality people. GM for an nba franchise. Oooh, really difficult, gimme a break.

Darren Van Blois
13 days ago
Reply to  RikSmits

So what you are saying is you think that (1) there are only six people qualified to be GM of an nba franchise, and (2) those six people are the list that Vivek scribbled down last week? I think you are forgetting this is just basketball, a sport where all the rules are defined and available to everyone, and the object of the game is known, and there are only 29 opponents. And you think only six people can do that job well? What’s your press release? “List of remaining people who understand basketball down to two! Sport might die with them if you don’t clone them soon!” Everybody panic, oh no!

Rik Smits
13 days ago
Reply to  eddie41

Yes, that is exactly what I am saying, in so many words.

J Man
13 days ago
Reply to  eddie41

Can you give us one name you would add to the list?

Kevin Lam
12 days ago
Reply to  Greg

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Ralph Lawrence Reyes
13 days ago

Welp! I would bet the next one to drop out is Gupta and that would leave us with Mcnair, Booth and Wilcox. I think those 3 (Langdon, Simon and Gupta) are a longshot to be our GM anyway. Wouldn’t surprised me if Mcnair pulls out as well but I think he and Booth would atleast grant us an interview.. If all of them decides to opt out it looks like it will be Dumars or Perry which totally sucks.

John Parker
13 days ago

In all honesty, I can’t blame him. Who would want to be associated with our front office?

Last edited 13 days ago by BabalooMagoo
First Last
13 days ago

Are we the only franchise in sports where our breaking news announces another qualified person won’t come here?

J Man
13 days ago
Reply to  Marty

TBF—Simon also turned down the Bulls just a few months ago:

Heat assistant GM Adam Simon won’t pursue Bulls’ top exec job

J Man
13 days ago
Reply to  Jman1949

That was supposed to be a link to this article

Heat assistant GM Adam Simon won’t pursue Bulls’ top exec job

J Man
13 days ago
Reply to  Jman1949

Ok, I give up.

Ican Hascheezburger
12 days ago
Reply to  Jman1949

Heat assistant GM Adam Simon won’t pursue Bulls’ top exec job

shoot, that didn’t work-sorry 🙁

Last edited 12 days ago by Kosta
J Man
12 days ago
Reply to  Kosta

Looks like the picture serves as a link; clicking on it takes you to the article. I still have no idea why it doesn’t simply show up as a link.

Miles W
13 days ago

Paving the way for GM Dumars……….

Scott Perbetsky
13 days ago
Reply to  mdeedublu

Him or Scott Perry. I’ve already prepared myself.

Rob Hessing
13 days ago

There’s only one true answer to this conundrum: DeMarcus Cousins. He’s not the GM we want, but he’s the GM that our discussion threads need.

J Man
12 days ago
Reply to  RobHessing

Then add George Karl to replace Peja!

Rob Hessing
12 days ago
Reply to  Jman1949

Perfect, though breakfast expense could be a sticking point. What say you, Klam?

Kevin Lam
12 days ago
Reply to  RobHessing

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Ican Hascheezburger
12 days ago
Reply to  RobHessing

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Rik Smits
12 days ago
Reply to  RobHessing

Can GM’s get technical fouls, or can they only be sent off?

Rob Hessing
12 days ago
Reply to  RikSmits

What Vlade did while he was here was at least a flagrant 2.

Kevin Lam
12 days ago
Reply to  RobHessing

His GM tenure flopped pretty badly.

Rik Smits
12 days ago
Reply to  Klam

He tapped it out to other GM’s.

First Last
12 days ago

Inspired once again by all of you.

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Last edited 12 days ago by Marty
Ican Hascheezburger
12 days ago
Reply to  Marty

Is this on the TKH store? First person to get a selfie with Vivek while you’re wearing this shirt wins.

First Last
12 days ago
Reply to  Kosta

No but I might actually have
this made.

Parker Wells
11 days ago
Reply to  Marty

you’re welcome

Jerry Reynolds
12 days ago

Make it official that Vivek is the GM and Matina Assistant GM and get on with the destruction !

Nalin Test
Editor
11 days ago

Test

Murray Bowron
10 days ago

Is it me or do some of these GM candidates use this format as a chance to get a promotion or my money out of their existing teams. I can’t imagine that Simon or Langdon really were interested in this job, but maybe its just a negotiating tactic?

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