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Monte McNair confirms Sacramento Kings are adding Saagar Sarin to scouting department

McNair confirmed the additional during Friday's media availability.

Amid the front office chaos in Minnesota on Wednesday, a report indicated that the Sacramento Kings might have snuck in and added some talent to their scouting department. The initial report came from veteran Timerwolves reporter Darren Wolfson:

In today's media session with Monte McNair, NBC Sports' James Ham asked if McNair could confirm the report.

McNair specified that the staffing move was unrelated to the other events in the Minnesota Timberwolves front office, but confirmed that the Kings had added Saagar Sarin to the scouting department. McNair noted that he had worked with Sarin when they were both with the Houston Rockets.

Sarin spent a year and a half with the Rockets and had been with the Timberwolves for a little over two years as their scouting director.

I'm not going to pretend to be familiar with Sarin's reputation or abilities. Wolfson says he's highly regarded, and I'm a fan of the Kings bringing in highly regarded professionals to bolster their staff, especially when McNair has a direct history of working with them. It's always nice when the Kings are able to attract talented candidates to join their front office in any capacity.

 

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1951
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September 24, 2021 12:45 pm

I’m not going to pretend to be familiar with Sarin’s reputation or abilities.

Monty: Sarin, would you have selected Bagley with the No. 2 pick?

Sarin: No.

Monty: Great. You are hired!

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September 27, 2021 3:17 pm
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LOL, sad but true.

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September 27, 2021 3:21 pm
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Monty: “Who would you have picked instead?”

Sarin: “Kevin Knox.”

Monty: “Perfect! We need wings. When can you start?”

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September 24, 2021 12:54 pm

When you can get people who are smart, on their way up the ladder, and generally well-thought of, that’s a win.

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September 24, 2021 1:08 pm
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McGenius then added the roster is set, and he’s really happy with the wingless make up and balance. He knows the fans don’t like 30 win seasons, right?

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September 24, 2021 1:20 pm

Welcome To Basketball Hell

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September 27, 2021 10:24 am
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I miss the thumbs down (not because I don’t welcome Sarin)!

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September 24, 2021 1:32 pm

One thing I can definitively say about Sarin and what he brings to the organization is that he’s a person.

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September 24, 2021 1:34 pm
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Do you have any sources to confirm this?

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September 24, 2021 3:15 pm

I only know what I have read. However, it seems impressive that Monte would pounce on a disturbance in Minnesota to steal one of their front office guys. Sarin worked for Gupta who interviewed in Sac and is highly regarded.
I think this is positive.

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September 24, 2021 4:31 pm
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I wonder why Houston or Morey did not hire him ? He was available last year too ! Hope he adds something but see no reason for excitement !

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September 27, 2021 3:17 pm

I guess that was the big offseason splash. Go Kangz!

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