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Report: Sacramento Kings to Take Over Reno Bighorns Basketball Operations

The Sacramento Bee reports the Kings will take over operation of the Reno Bighorns D-League team.

The D-League has grown a lot since its inception and is slowly becoming a better place for NBA teams to develop their young players. Sacramento has been affiliated with the Reno Bighorns for a while now, and while they have used it to send players like Hassan Whiteside and Tyler Honeycutt in years past, they've never really had any control in how the team is run or those players are handled.

That is all set to change under Vivek Ranadivé's new ownership group though, as the Bee's Tony Bizjak reports that the Kings and Bighorns have signed a two-year deal for the Kings to run the basketball operations.

Several NBA teams who have gone this route have seen good results, particularly the Houston Rockets. Hopefully the Kings will now be able to maximize the value of having a D-League team.

UPDATE: Here's The Bee's story.