Kings gener

al manager Pete D'Alessandro has accepted a high-ranking front office job in Denver, where he will support Josh Kroenke with both the Nuggets and NHL's Avalanche, Yahoo Sports reported, citing unidentified NBA sources.

D'Alessandro, who also was considered the presumptive favorite to become athletic director at his alma mater, St. John's, had effectively been removed from decision-making influence with the Kings when owner Vivek Ranadive added Vlade Divac to the team's front office to oversee basketball operations.

MORE: Why Mudiay won't slip past Kings | Get to know draft's foreign contingent

D’Alessandro came to the Kings three years ago from Denver, where he had been assistant GM under Masai Ujiri. According to Yahoo, current Nuggets GM Tim Connelly and D’Alessandro have a strong relationship, and D’Alessandro’s role "will allow for him to be a resource, when called upon, for Connelly." With the NBA Draft looming, the Nuggets are still in the process of hiring a coach.

Divac, meantime,  has serious interest in the Lakers' Ryan West, son of Hall of Famer Jerry West and currently the team's assistant director of scouting, USA Today Sports reported. Ryan West and Divac are close from Divac's time with the Lakers.