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Vlade Divac resigned from the general manager position of the Sacramento Kings, after a disappointing season that ended up with the team being out of the postseason for a 14th consecutive year.

The Kings appointed Joe Dumars as an interim solution for at least one season, as he is not expected to be running the franchise front office in long-term.

According to Athletic’s Sam Amick and Chams Charania, via NBC Sports:

“The new GM will answer to Kings owner Vivek Ranadive – and not to Dumars.

Dumars has no interest in being the long-term head of basketball operations, and will not be a candidate in the search. In fact, he’s expected to be a pivotal part of the process and will likely interview candidates alongside Ranadive.

There is no timeline for the search”

With Dumars being able to help in the search for a new regime in the Kings’ front office, Sacramento and Vivek Ranadive are still unclear on how they will choose to move on the next couple of seasons.

The franchise hasn’t made the postseason since 2006, back when Brad Miller, Mike Bibby and Peja Stojakovic were the team’s building blocks.