Kiki Vandeweghe to assume new role as special NBA adviser

NEW YORK (AP) — Kiki VanDeWeghe is taking on a new role with the NBA’s operations department.

The league announced Monday that Vandeweghe, who has served as executive vice president of basketball operations since replacing Rod Thorn six years ago, will become a special adviser to Byron Spruell, president of league operations. VanDeWeghe also was general manager of the New Jersey Nets and Denver Nuggets. He played in the league for 13 years.

“I am proud of our staff and what we accomplished together, including the fundamental improvements to the game and unprecedented business success of our league,” he said in a statement.

VanDeWeghe joined the league office in 2013 as vice president, basketball operations and was promoted to senior vice president of the department the same year. He has been involved in a range of matters, including rules, analytics and game operations.

VanDeWeghe also was general manager of the New Jersey Nets and Denver Nuggets. He played for the Nets, Nuggets, Trail Blazers and Knicks during a 13-year career. He also worked as a TV analyst for ESPN and Fox Sports.

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