HoopsHype Michael Malone rumors

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Coach Michael Malone understood last season would be a transition for Gay, but he expects the forward will be better this season. “I’m looking for him to be more of a leader next year. I am looking for him to be a better defender next year,” Malone said. “And we’ve already talked about and he said it on his own: ‘Coach, last year I held the ball too much. I’ve got to get off the ball. I’ve got to make a play quicker.’ The fact that he’s committed to us and he saw enough good things to opt into that final year I think speaks for the whole organization.” Sacramento Bee

July 8, 2014 Updates

Former Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin has reached an agreement to become the lead assistant for Sacramento Kings coach Michael Malone, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the hire had not yet been announced. USA Today Sports

Corbin — who spent the last four seasons as Jazz coach, the previous seven as an assistant under legendary Utah coach Jerry Sloan and 16 seasons as an NBA player — will join a Kings team that went 28-54 in Malone's first season. Malone's Sacramento tenure began with his father, longtime NBA coach Brendan Malone, as his lead assistant, but he left unexpectedly before the regular season even began. Assistant coach Chris Jent had assumed the duties last season and remains on staff. USA Today Sports

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Sacramento Kings officials are bringing two Hall of Famers to meet forward Rudy Gay early next week in hopes of convincing him to exercise the option in his contract for next season, sources told Yahoo Sports. Gay has to decide by June 30 whether to exercise a contract option that will pay him $19.3 million next season. Hall of Famers Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond, a former Kings star, are expected to join Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, general manager Pete D'Alessandro and head coach Michael Malone when they meet with Gay. Yahoo! Sports

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“When you think of Rick Adelman, you think of ‘corners,’ ” Kings coach Michael Malone said the other day. “Honestly, it’s something we’ve talked about implementing next year because of DeMarcus’ (Cousins) ability to pass and face up.” But back to being fragile. For all Adelman’s success, his career to some extent has been decimated by player injuries. Webber’s knee in Sacramento. Tracy McGrady’s knee and Yao Ming’s feet in Houston. Ricky Rubio’s knee and assorted ailments suffered by Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic in Minnesota; the T-wolves will have missed the postseason in each of Adelman’s three seasons coaching the team. Sacramento Bee

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The clashes with Scalabrine and former top aide Mike Malone last season have doomed Jackson to unavoidable whispers about how he coexists with his assistant coaches. Skepticism about Jackson's tactical nous isn't going away either, until there's more than one impressive playoff run on his résumé. ESPN.com

April 1, 2014 Updates

But Boogie Smooth’s career is all in fun. Cousins, who is friends with rap stars Drake and Rick Ross, is not about to become a part-time R&B crooner. Cousins laughed when asked about the musical project, as did his teammates. Coach Michael Malone even found the musical venture comical. “I was hoping that it wasn’t true because I don’t know if anybody would even buy that album,” Malone said. “I guess April Fools’ came a few days early, but DeMarcus keeps everybody on the edge of their seat.” Sacramento Bee

March 27, 2014 Updates

The report cited not only that Jackson was looking to leave the Warriors for another job, specifically with the Clippers or the Nets, but that he also went weeks without talking to former assistant Michael Malone, who has issue a denial of his own. "I'm not going to comment on everything," Jackson said. "First of all, Mike Malone commented and said that his part was a lie. So there you have that. Second of all, it’s poor reporting by Wojnarowski if you decided and knew this to hold on to it until (Tuesday). That's blockbuster stuff. "So, not true. None of it was true. I'm not going to go any further. This is my job and I'm thrilled to death to be the head coach of the Golden State Warriors." CSNBayArea.com

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That’s the only way a triple-double by Thomas could not lead a story. Thomas said it was his triple-double at any level. Thomas had 24 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. The rebounds were a career high. “Isaiah is someone that gets a lot of criticism for being a guy that may not be a true point guard,” said Kings coach Michael Malone. “You can call him a lot of things but you have to give him his props because he’s a warrior and he has a huge heart. For him to go out there and get 24-11-10 while being the smallest guy on the court was tremendous. The fact that he did it against one of the rising stars in the game, John Wall, is that much more impressive. I’m really proud of Isaiah and his first career triple-double. I’m sure it won’t be his last. We just need more of that from him.” Sacramento Bee

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