Assistant General Manager
One of the most successful players in Kings annals, Peja Stojakovic enters his fourth season with the Kings organization, and first as Assistant General Manager. His responsibilities include keeping abreast of domestic and international talent pools available to the Kings as well as General Manager Vlade Divac with the team’s scouting efforts. Selected 14th overall in the 1996 NBA Draft, the Serbian-born sharpshooter helped form a nucleus that would go on to participate in the postseason in each of his seven seasons in a Kings uniform. His #16 jersey was retired on December 16, 2014.
The Kings drafted Serbian-born Stojakovic in the firstround (14th overall) of the 1996 NBA Draft. In addition to leading the Kings in games played during the Sacramentoera, Stojakovic ranks first in Kings franchise history (1948-current) in three-pointers made (1,070) and attempted (2,687), and in free throw percentage (.893). He is also ranked third on the Kings all-time scoring list with 9,498 points scored, fourth in field goals made (3,352) and attempted (7,269), and sixth in steals (543). Stojakovic’s professional career began at the age of 14 with the Serbian club Red Star Belgrade. After being drafted by the Kings, he went on to play 13 seasons in the NBA highlighted by an NBA championship with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011. Also during his NBA career, Stojakovic won the NBA All-Star Weekend Three-Point Shootout twice and was the first European-born player to win an All-Star Weekend competition. He ranks 5th in NBA history in career free throw percentage (.895), and 7th in playoff free throw percentage (.900). Additionally, Stojakovic is the first player in NBA history to start a game off by scoring his team’s first 20 points.