Peja Stojakovic, a former player of the Sacramento Kings, could rejoin ex-teammate Vlade Divac with the franchise this offseason in a front office role. ESPN reported the Kings have offered Stojakovic a full-time position in their organization, a move that could pave way for a reunion between the two Serbians, who played together 1998-2004. The report said Divac, who is the Kings vice president of basketball operations, has already asked his fellow Serbian to leave Europe and join him in Sacramento “in a player personnel role.”
Stojakovic, 38, is a popular figure in Sacramento, known as one of the team's top scorers. Along with Divac, power forward Chris Webber and point guard Jason Williams, Stojakovic turned the Kings into the most exciting team in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Stojakovic’s best year in Sacramento and the NBA came in 2003-04 when he averaged 24.2 points per game on 43.3 percent field goal shooting from the 3-point line.
Stojakovic, who retired from the league in 2011, also played for the Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans, Toronto Raptors and Dallas Mavericks.
In other Kings news, the franchise reportedly fired Dean Oliver, the head of analytics, Sunday. It is unclear if the firing is related to the potential hiring of Stojakovic.