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Former Pistons exec Scott Perry hired by Kings

Detroit News staff and wire services
Scott Perry

Sacramento, Calif. — The Sacramento Kings hired Scott Perry to be executive vice president of basketball operations.

The Kings say Perry, 53, will report to general manager Vlade Divac and assist in all aspects of the day-to-day operation of the Kings front office under the deal announced Friday.

Perry spent the past five seasons in a similar capacity with the Orlando Magic. He has also spent 12 years in the Detroit Pistons' front office, where he helped build a roster that went to six consecutive Eastern Conference Finals and won the 2004 NBA title.

Prior to the NBA, Perry starred in basketball at U-D Jesuit High, played collegiately at Oregon and Wayne State University, and served as an assistant coach in college at Michigan, Cal and University of Detroit Mercy.