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Report: Gupta, other execs getting second Kings interview

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The Kings reportedly have taken the next step in their search for a new top executive.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Saturday, citing sources, that three top candidates will travel to Sacramento for a second round of interviews.

Those three prospective candidates, according to Wojnarowski, are: Minnesota Timberwolves executive vice president Sachin Gupta, Houston Rockets assistant general manager Monte McNair and former Atlanta Hawks general manager Wes Wilcox.

On Friday, Miami Heat assistant general manager Adam Simon reportedly withdrew his name from considering for the open Kings job.

Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé and interim executive vice president of basketball operations, Joe Dumars, are leading the search to replace Vlade Divac, who stepped down as the team's general manager shortly after Sacramento's season ended in the NBA's bubble in Orlando, Fla.

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The combination of the Kings' search reportedly advancing to the next round of interviews and the NBA reportedly pushing the 2020 draft back to Nov. 18 could mean Sacramento has its new top executive in place before all the important decisions need to be made regarding the 2020-21 roster.