The biggest story of the week is the news that current Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro appears to be the leading candidate to become St. John's new Athletic Director. If D'Alessandro accepts the position, he'd be following former Kings advisor Chris Mullin's footsteps and leaving a gap in Sacramento's front office.
James Ham and Aaron Bruski held a scintillating discussion on D'Alessandro and his tenure in Sacramento that's a must-listen to those wondering why D'Alessandro would leave for what is nominally a lesser position. To paraphrase James, D'Alessandro has "burned every bridge" and "there won't be many tears" should he leave.
But D'Alessandro hasn't moved on just yet, and the Kings are working hard on preparing for the draft. They held their first pre-draft workout this Friday, highlighting some local players like Corey Hawkins.
Free Agency is also coming up, and reports indicate that one target for the Kings could be Grizzlies backup center Kosta Koufos. The Kings tried to trade for Koufos earlier this year but were rebuffed. Koufos has experience playing under Karl and will likely be sought after by many teams in need of big man depth.
Finally, in arena news, Sacramento's Entertainment & Sports Center was named by Sports Illustrated as one of the 10 coolest new stadiums/arenas currently being built. Construction is going well and it's expected to be opened in time for the 2016-17 season.