Scott Layden was the New York Knicks' executive vice president and general manager from 1999–2001. He then served the president and general manager in New York from 2001-03. Hall of Fame player and horrible executive Isiah Thomas is credited with running the Knicks organization into the ground. Make no mistake, Layden was a huge part of accelerating the destruction of the Knicks. Despite his checkered past, Layden was able to parlay a single season as the assistant general manager of the San Antonio Spurs into an interview with the Kings for their general manager position.
Scott Layden is the son of former coach and general manager of the Utah Jazz, Frank Layden. He has experience with the Jazz, New York Knicks and San Antonio Spurs front offices.
That being said, the Sacramento Kings are already a team questionably run. To think they'd turn to Layden to turn the organization around is not only a typical Sacramento decision but also one that would likely guarantee their desired turn around didn't happen.
Marc Stein of ESPN reports Layden was a candidate for Sacramento's general manager job.