HoopsHype Malik Allen rumors

August 7, 2014 Updates

Hardaway --- who will join Brendan Malone, Bob Beyer, Charles Klask and former Heat forward Malik Allen on Van Gundy’s staff --- said a coaching job on Erik Spoelstra’s staff wasn’t realistic because “there are guys before me here and I didn’t want to take anything from them.” The Heat acquired Hardaway and Chris Gatling from Golden State, for Kevin Willis and Bimbo Coles, in a midseason trade in 1995-96, and Hardaway and Mourning --- over the next 5 ½ seasons --- led the Heat to its most success as a franchise up to that point, though kidney disease sidelined Mourning for most of Hardaway's final season with the team. Miami Herald

David Mayo: #Pistons confirm Hardaway/Allen/Richardson/Nix hirings. Kander stays as physical therapist. Abdenour in new role, dir. of team ops. Twitter @David_Mayo

September 11, 2013 Updates

Malik Allen, 35, of Wayne, is co-founder and chief operating officer of inRecruit, a professional-networking site that could be called the LinkedIn of basketball recruiting, connecting underexposed high-school players with coaches. The Willingboro, N.J., native, a Villanova star in the late '90s and former NBA forward, started the firm in September 2012 with 'Nova classmate Joe Rocco, who is the CEO. Q: How did you come up with the idea for inRecruit? A: I knew some coaches were using social media to recruit. We've tried to bridge the gap and help coaches who don't necessarily want to recruit on Facebook or Twitter and build a more professional environment so [coaches] have a certain comfort level. Philadelphia Inquirer

April 3, 2011 Updates

"Yes," Allen responded to HOOPSWORLD when asked if Howard was the most dominant player he's played with. "I mean I've played with some great players. I've played with players able to control games, but I think on a night in and night out basis - yes. Obviously I was on a team with Shaq for a little bit. I've played with Jason Kidd. I played with D-Wade when he was young, but in terms of a night in and night out basis he continues to amaze me with what he's able to do." HoopsWorld

December 16, 2010 Updates

It seems certain that big man Malik Allen will remain with the team for the rest of the season. Magic President of Basketball Operations Otis Smith initially said that Allen's one-year contract, thought to be worth $1.35 million, would become fully guaranteed if Allen was still on the roster on Wednesday. In fact, Smith misspoke about the correct date. Allen's contract became guaranteed when he was still with the team last Friday. Allen has logged some key minutes this month, including when Howard was out with a stomach virus and when the team played the Utah Jazz. Orlando Sentinel

December 3, 2010 Updates

Smith said no decision has been made about Allen's future. When pressed, Smith said "probably the likelihood is pretty good" that Allen will remain with the team beyond Dec. 15. Allen's biggest role so far this season has been in practice, where his presence occasionally allows centers Dwight Howard and Marcin Gortat to rest. Allen is considered a consummate professional, and coach Stan Van Gundy has said he could depend on Allen if an injury arises and forces Allen to play big minutes. Orlando Sentinel

October 23, 2010 Updates

Magic President of Basketball Operations Otis Smith has said that Malik Allen will be on the team's roster to begin the regular season. But as of midday Friday, the power forward/center hadn't been told officially that he had made the team. "To me, every day is kind of business as usual," Allen said. "Until they tell me to go home, then that's what I'll go with." Orlando Sentinel

September 27, 2010 Updates
September 18, 2010 Updates

Stan Van Gundy coached Malik Allen, both as an assistant and head coach, during the first three years of Allen’s career in Miami. Van Gundy apparently made quite the impression. Allen’s agent, Andy Miller, said Allen’s relationship with Van Gundy was the primary reason Allen signed a training-camp contract with Orlando on Thursday. “He talked with Stan Van Gundy and they outlined the goals for the team and what Malik’s role could be,” Miller said. Orlando Sentinel

September 16, 2010 Updates
August 10, 2010 Updates

Power forward update: There is no update. Basically, there is no other guy they can induce with a make-good, as they did with Sean May. Louis Amundson wants a $3 million guarantee, which is fair. Joe Smith wants a full guarantee. Even Malik Allen wants a half-guarantee. Newark Star-Ledger

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