Posted Jul 11, 2013 5:54 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The Sacramento Kings are taking over basketball operations of the NBA Development League's Reno Bighorns under a new shared partnership between the two teams.
Bighorns owner Herb Santos Jr. will remain in control of business operations in Reno as part of the agreement announced Thursday. The move will allow the Kings to groom players and coaches - and oversee roster moves - in an affiliation similar to minor league teams in baseball.
The partnership is the seventh of its kind between NBA and D-League teams.
The Kings and Bighorns have been tied together since Reno's inaugural season in 2008-09. Last season, Reno also was affiliated with the Memphis Grizzlies and Utah Jazz. New affiliates for both teams will be announced later this summer.
|Inside Trax: Heat - Bulls|
Go courtside and in the huddle with Erik Spoelstra and Tom Thibodeau during their matchup.
|Thursday's Daily Zap|
The Knicks defeat the Nets, and the Heat get bullied by the Bulls to headline Thursday's NBA action.
|Thursday's Top 5|
Check out your Top 5 plays from Thursday nights NBA action.
|Heat vs. Bulls|
Carlos Boozer had a team high 27 points as the Bulls defeat the Heat at home 107-87.
|Play of the Day|
Quincy Pondexter intercepts the pass from Chris Paul and finds Jon Leuer for the dunk.