The Kings hired Ryan Bowen as an assistant coach and assistant director of player development Wednesday.
Bowen, an assistant coach for the Denver Nuggets the past two seasons, joins Brendan Malone, Chris Jent, Corliss Williamson, Dee Brown and Micah Nori on new coach Michael Malone's staff.
In 10 NBA seasons, Bowen played in 507 games with the Nuggets (1999-2000, 2003-04), Houston Rockets (2004-06), New Orleans Hornets (2007-09) and Oklahoma City Thunder (2009-10). He also played for Oyak Renault (Turkey) in 1998-99 and Ironi Nahariya (Israel) in 2007.
Bowen averaged 14.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists as a senior at Iowa and was selected 55th overall by the Nuggets in the 1998 draft.
After retiring as a player, Bowen was video coordinator for Iowa for one season before becoming an assistant for coach George Karl in Denver, where he worked for Pete D'Alessandro, the Kings' new general manager.