The Sacramento Kings have named Shareef Abdur-Rahim the general manager of their D-League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns, the team officially announced Thursday. Abdur-Rahim is also the Kings' director of player personnel and will retain the position along with his new responsibilities.
Abdur-Rahim ended his professional basketball career with the Kings during the 2007-08 season after a dozen years in the NBA. He then transitioned to an assistant coach position the following season before receiving a promotion to assistant general manager in 2010.
Joining Abdur-Rahim as assistant GM of the Bighorns will be the Kings' basketball operations coordinator, Chris Gilbert. Gilbert joined the front office staff this summer along with new general manager Pete D'Alessandro after spending eight seasons with the Golden State Warriors' front office.
The Kings and Bighorns single-affiliation partnership agreement was established in July. This permits the Kings to effectively run, and take financial responsibility for, Reno's basketball operations. It's the the 14th pairing with a one-to-one agreement.