NEW YORK (AP) – Kiki VanDeWeghe takes on a new role within the NBA Operations Department.
The league announced Monday that Vandeweghe, who has served as executive vice president of basketball operations since replacing Rod Thorn six years ago, will become special advisor to Byron Spruell, president of league operations. VanDeWeghe was also general manager of the New Jersey Nets and Denver Nuggets. He played in the league for 13 years.
“I am proud of our people and what we have accomplished together, including fundamental improvements to the game and the unprecedented commercial success of our league,” he said in a statement.
VanDeWeghe joined the league office in 2013 as vice president of basketball operations and was promoted to senior vice president of the department in the same year. He has been involved in a range of matters including rules, analysis and game operations.
VanDeWeghe was also general manager of the New Jersey Nets and Denver Nuggets. He played for the Nets, Nuggets, Trail Blazers and Knicks over a 13-year career. He also worked as a TV analyst for ESPN and Fox Sports.
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