D'Alessandro takes over as GM of Kings

The Sacramento Kings officially named Pete D'Alessandro their new general manager Monday.

Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadive announced the hiring.

"We are thrilled to welcome Pete D'Alessandro to the Sacramento Kings," said Ranadive. "In our GM search, we sought to secure the best and brightest in the game, and after an extensive search, we found the perfect individual. Pete is exactly the type of leader we need to help build a championship team in the 21st century NBA."

Two weeks ago, the Kings announced the hiring of Mike Malone as their head coach.

D'Alessandro had spent the last three seasons with the Denver Nuggets. He was promoted to the Nuggets' vice president of basketball operations position for the 2012-13 season.

"I'm excited about returning to Northern California, particularly at this time in the history of Sacramento," D'Alessandro said. "I want to thank Vivek for giving me this opportunity to be part of guiding the Kings back to greatness. I'm anxious to begin working towards building this exciting new era for the franchise."

D'Alessandro worked for the Golden State Warriors from 2004-08. He was the director of basketball operations, and was later promoted to assistant general manager shortly after the 2006-07 season.