Report: Former Rocket Smith a GM candidate

Report: Former Rocket Smith a GM candidate
June 10, 2013, 12:00 pm
Share This Post

Kenny Smith has told USA Today he's had conversations with the Kings regarding their vacant General Manager position.

Sacramento recently came under a new ownership group headed by Vivek Ranadive. Shortly after the new regime began, longtime GM Geoff Petrie was not retained.

And now, Smith is at least in the realm of discussion for Kings' gig.

"We've been talking; we've been talking," Smith told USA Today. "That's all I'm going to say."

Smith is currently an analyst for TNT. He was originally drafted by the Kings in 1987 out of North Carolina. After spending some time with both the Kings and Hawks, Smith was traded to the Rockets prior to the 1990-'91 season. In his first year with the Rockets, Smith averaged a career-high 17.7 points to go with 7.1 assists. He was a part of the Rockets' championship teams in 1994 and 1995. In 10 NBA seasons, Smith averaged 12.8 points and 5.5 assists.