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Sacramento Kings announce personnel moves in Basketball Operations

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Surely THESE will be the moves to turn the franchise around

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The Sacramento Kings announced several promotions and additions within the Basketball Operations department on Tuesday. The most notable additions are to the medical staff, with Teena Murray being named Senior Director of Athlete Health and Performance. It’s a different title, but this seems to be the move to replace Pete Youngman who was let go promoted to some advisory role earlier this summer.

From the Kings:

The new additions include Teena Murray as Senior Director of Athlete Health and Performance, where she will lead the Kings sports medicine, athletic training and strength and conditioning disciplines. Additional hires to the Athlete Performance staff include Mike Roncarati as Head of Prevention and Reconditioning, Joe Resendez as Head Athletic Trainer and Jesse Green as Performance Analyst.

Recent hires and promotions in the scouting department include Elizabeth Ramsey, who joined the organization in May as Director of Basketball Operations and Intelligence. Gene Cross has been promoted to Director of Amateur Scouting, Chris Alpert and Acie Law join the team as regional scouts and Robbie Lemons was promoted to Scouting Coordinator.

Staffing updates to the team’s Athletic Performance and Scouting departments are accompanied by additions to the organization’s Player Development group, including Bobby Jackson as Sacramento Kings Player Development Coach and several key roles filled for the NBA G League Stockton Kings: Tyrone Ellis as Head Coach, Rico Hines as Assistant Coach and Drake U’u as Assistant General Manager.

Additionally, Melanie Stocking was promoted to Senior Manager, Team Travel and Logistics and Matthew Baron was named Performance Chef’s Assistant.

Not mentioned in this release is the fate of Manny Romero. Dr. Romero has been on the athletic staff since 2001 and held the title of Head Athletic Trainer, a position now apparently held by Joe Resendez. I’m sure it’s nothing to be alarmed about, we’ll probably hear soon that he voluntarily decided to step down to spend more time will family, but will stay on as an advisor.

Update:

Dr. Romero has confirmed he’s no longer with the team and left of his own volition. We wish him all the best.