Ranadivé, in a Q&A with Sam Amick of USA Today:
Q: You’ve mentioned things reported that aren’t true. From your perspective, what hasn’t been true and what haven’t you agreed with when it comes to the way you’re perceived?
A: “Well just that I’m overly involved with the team. I’ve never actually been on the team plane. I’ve never even sat through a practice (Ranadive still lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, but comes to Sacramento several times a week)…I had no involvement between the GM and the coach, or which player got picked or which player got traded. There was this five-on-four story which was completely absurd, which was categorically, patently untrue.”
Let’s take Ranadive at his word. He’s not overly involved in basketball decisions.