Geoff Petrie unlikely to return as Kings' GM, according to report

US PRESSWIRE

With his contract expiring, the long-time Sacramento executive is expected to retire.

Sacramento Kings President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Geoff Petrie is all but certain to leave his post after 19 years with the team, according to a report from Sam Amick of USA Today. Petrie is coming to the end of a three-year contract extension signed in December 2009. As Amick reports, neither Petrie nor the franchise ownership wants to extend the relationship into the 2013-14 season:

Petrie is in the last year of his contract, and people close to him and the Maloofs say it's all but certain that his 19-year run with the Kings will come to an end this summer. Even if the Maloofs surprised all involved and offered Petrie a new deal, one person close to the 64-year-old said they were "99.9% sure he wouldn't take it" because of his desire to retire.

Petrie took over as Sacramento's President of Basketball Operations and General Manager in 1994, after a nine-year stint in the Portland front office. He is the only GM the franchise has employed since the Maloofs purchased the team in 1998. Petrie is a two-time NBA Executive of the Year.

Prior to becoming an NBA executive, Petrie averaged 21.8 points per game in a six-year career with the Portland Trail Blazers. He was a two-time All-Star and the co-NBA Rookie of the Year in 1971, and is one of nine players who has had his number retired by the Blazers.

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