The Colorado Avalanche have named Greg Sherman their Senior Vice President of Business and Team Operations, President and Governor Josh Kroenke announced today. In a related move, Kroenke has named Pete D’Alessandro to Senior Vice President of Business and Team Operations for the Denver Nuggets.
“As KSE has evolved as a company, my role and duties within the company have evolved as well,” said Kroenke. “Greg’s role with the Avalanche has changed over the years, but his commitment and passion for the franchise has never wavered with different responsibilities. He has been an excellent resource to myself specifically over the past several years, and this new promotion reflects my belief in him as my role within KSE continues to evolve. I look forward to his assistance in creating additional synergy between our Business and Team Operations to help take our organization to another level on and off the ice. All Hockey Operations remain the same and all Player Personnel inquiries should continue to be directed to Joe Sakic.”
Greg Sherman will continue to assist Kroenke at league meetings as an Alternate Governor and enters his new role with the Avalanche after spending 20 seasons with the company, with each of the last 14 of those in the Avalanche front office. Sherman spent five years as the club’s General Manager (2009-14) before serving as the Vice President of Business Operations/Assistant General Manager this past season. He was raised in Denver and graduated from Cherry Creek High School before attending the University of San Diego in 1992.
D’Alessandro returns to Denver after spending the past two seasons as the General Manager of the Sacramento Kings. Prior to his time with Sacramento, he spent three seasons in the Denver Nuggets front office. He spent two years (2010-12) as the Advisor to the Executive VP of Basketball Operations and one season (2012-13) as the Nuggets Vice President of Basketball Operations. Before arriving in Denver, D’Alessando worked for the Golden State Warriors from 2004 to 2008 as Director of Basketball Operations and Assistant General Manager in his final two seasons with the team.
D’Alessandro attended St. John’s University where he served as video coordinator for the men’s basketball team under Hall of Fame coach Lou Carnesecca. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University School of Law in 1994 and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1995. He briefly spent time in the political arena from 1994 to 1996, but returned to the world of Sports in 1997 where he worked for a Washington D.C. based sports agency for seven years before being hired into the Golden State Warriors front office.