HoopsHype Mario Elie rumors

April 19, 2011 Updates

The first interviews, however, will go to Elston Turner, Jack Sikma and Mario Elie. They would need to wow Morey and Alexander in interviews, which will mean showing an emphasis on developing players.Rockets assistants Elston Turner and Jack Sikma and former Rockets player Mario Elie, who has been an assistant with the Kings, Warriors and Spurs, will interview for the position, according to a person with knowledge of the process. Houston Chronicle

December 24, 2010 Updates

When pressed, Maloof said definitively that Petrie and Westphal will be in their positions for the remainder of the 2010-11 season regardless of how many games the team loses. “Yes,” Maloof said. “We’re not making any moves. The answer is yes.” CBSSports.com

A person with direct knowledge of recent statements by a high-ranking member of the organization painted a different picture, telling CBSSports.com that frustration with the Kings’ 5-22 record had reached a breaking point. At one point after the Kings’ 84-79 home loss to the Bucks Thursday night, owner Gavin Maloof was overheard in the tunnel saying that the culture of the organization had to change. “It’s time to hit the reset button,” Gavin Maloof said, according to the source. CBSSports.com

December 11, 2010 Updates

Kings coach Paul Westphal wasted no time in addressing assistant Mario Elie's arrest early Thursday on suspicion of driving under the influence. As soon as members of the media approached following Friday's practice, Westphal revealed that he addressed his players about the situation – as did Elie. "We're here to play basketball against Miami," the coach continued. "It's something you can't dwell on. Everybody knows better." No action by the league is expected until the case has been resolved by the legal system. Sacramento Bee

December 9, 2010 Updates

Sacramento Kings assistant coach Mario Elie was arrested in downtown Sacramento Wednesday overnight on suspicion of driving under the influence, the Kings organization confirmed. CHP arrest report California Highway Patrol Officer Adrian Quintero said an officer initially noticed a 1993 Mercedes on westbound L Street coming up to 15th Street at 12:55 a.m.. The right taillight on the car was not working and the officer put on his patrol unit lights. The Mercedes turned left on L Street, left on Capitol Mall and then pulled over. news10.net

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