Former Sacramento Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro will be returning to the Denver Nuggets, according to Adrian Wojnarowki of Yahoo! Sports.
D'Alessandro will serve in an operations position, answering to president Josh Kroenke, league sources said. A formal agreement and title will be completed on Thursday, sources said.
Sacramento Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro has accepted a high-ranking front office job with Josh Kroenke in Denver, league sources tell Yahoo.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 10, 2015
In role, D'Alessandro will work to support Kroenke across the Nuggets and Avalanche franchises, sources said.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 10, 2015
For Nuggets GM Tim Connelly, a huge proponent of addition, D'Alessandro will be another experienced pro to help on building of team.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 10, 2015
D'Alessandro was the Nuggets assistant general manager in Denver under GM Masai Ujiri. There had been a power struggle in Sacramento between D'Alessandro and the powers that be in SacTown, most notably with the departure of close friend Chris Mullen and the addition of Kings legend Vlade Divac.
We'll see if further details come out on what Pete's job will be with both the Nuggets and Avalanche. It sounds like Nuggets current GM Tim Connelly will be staying put, which is a good thing, and that Pete will be an additional hand in operations for both the Nuggets and Avs.