Kings add Dumars as special advisor to GM Divac

Former Pistons executive Joe Dumars has signed on to work with the Kings.

Former Detroit Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars has been named special advisor to Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac, the team announced in a press release.

Dumars was NBA Executive of the Year in 2003 and built a championship-winning roster, as the Pistons of Chauncey Billups, Rasheed Wallace and Richard Hamilton upset the Los Angeles Lakers in the Finals.

“Joe and I played together in the league and he is a legend in our sport,” Divac said in a press release. “As an experienced and talented basketball executive, I’m excited to have him serve as a special advisor and expert resource for our incredible front office team.”

The Kings fell short of the playoffs again this season after finishing with a 39-43 record. Their promising cast includes the likes of De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield and Marvin Bagley III.

Dumars stepped down from his role with the Pistons in 2014.