HoopsHype Michael Malone rumors

July 1, 2013 Updates
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The Sacramento Kings today named Brendan Malone as an assistant coach, according to General Manager Pete D'Alessandro. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. "I'm excited to add a coach with the breadth of basketball knowledge my father provides," said Kings Head Coach Michael Malone. "Aside from the benefits of having a trusted family member by my side, he's a talented coach who brings more than 25 years of invaluable NBA experience to Sacramento." NBA.com

June 20, 2013 Updates

However, his demeanor on Thursday was night and day compared to his appearance in Sacramento 11 days ago. Snell appeared more confident and relaxed in his session with the media this time around. Following yesterday’s workout, new Kings coach Michael Malone took some time to speak one-on-one with Snell. Malone said afterwards he made a point to assure Snell of the Kings’ interest. “I just told him when you have guys back here for a second time, we’re not bringing guys back in that we don’t like,” Malone said yesterday. ”So Tony had a very good career at New Mexico and he’s played very well for us in the two times he’s been here.” Cowbell Kingdom

June 18, 2013 Updates

"Every decision was my decision," Jackson said. "So I had an incredible staff that gave opinions and input, but there's not a decision, whether bad or good, that I didn't make . . . "Mike Malone is the head coach of the Sacramento Kings now, so he can give you the right answer on how I'll survive without him. "He's a great coach who's going to do a great job. When it turns around in Sacramento, if and when it does, he deserves the credit." San Jose Mercury-News

June 13, 2013 Updates

After today's pre-draft workout with Cody Zeller, I asked the Kings head coach, Michael Malone, if he thinks Vivek Ranadivé will soon make a decision on a new GM. "I speak with Vivek a couple times a day and he's been very thorough and he's gonna take his time with this decision. I think probably in the near future, he may have somebody. But one thing I've learned about Vivek, he's not gonna make any rash decisions. He's gonna take his time and when he feels it in his gut that he has his guy, he'll make that decision." Sulia

June 12, 2013 Updates

During his introductory news conference as the Kings' new coach June 3, Michael Malone said point guard Chris Paul "would look good in a Kings uniform" in response to a question about his relationship with the Clippers' free-agent-to-be. Malone was an assistant coach in New Orleans when Paul played for the Hornets. "The Kings organization accepts the league's decision and regret any infraction of the policy," team spokesman Chris Clark said. Sacramento Bee

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The Sacramento Kings today announced the hiring of Chris Jent as an assistant on Head Coach Michael Malone's staff. "Adding Chris to our coaching staff provides the team with a coach who will remain loyal to the mission of returning this franchise to prominence," said Malone. "He's experienced at the professional and collegiate levels, is extremely well-prepared, and has made a significant contribution in every stop along his coaching career." NBA.com

June 8, 2013 Updates

Michael Malone has not yet named anyone to his coaching staff. But two strong candidates who could join him were spotted during the Sacramento Kings’ pre-draft workouts this morning and afternoon. Chris Jent and Roy Rogers were in attendance for today’s pre-draft auditions in Sacramento. Jent is in the running to become Malone’s lead assistant while Rogers would likely lend his expertise as a big man coach. “There’s nothing formal on that,” Malone said when asked if hiring both Jent and Rogers was a done deal. ”Obviously, I have some guys that I’m definitely looking at. I’m gonna try to hire the best staff I can and when we’re ready to announce that, we’ll let you guys know.” Cowbell Kingdom

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Warriors sources confirmed the reports that Malone is a serious candidate. One source said it wasn’t official but “it looks like it’s heading that direction.” Current assistant coach Pete Myers is next in line to be the top assistant. But one of the sources said bringing in an outside coach to be Jackson’s No. 1 is not out of the question. Jackson will be the sole decider on his assistant coaches, one source said. Contra Costa Times

May 26, 2013 Updates

Gentry has emerged as a candidate to replace Vinny Del Negro, whose contract was not renewed by the Clippers last week. Former Nets, Hornets and Cavs coach Byron Scott also is considered a top candidate for the Clippers, in part due to his strong relationship with Chris Paul. Ditto for Warriors assistant Michael Malone, who was with Paul as an assistant in New Orleans under Monty Williams. Before fully opening their search, however, the Clippers are said to be "going for big names first," according to a person with knowledge of their plan. Those include Jeff and Stan Van Gundy, Pacers assistant Brian Shaw and Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins, the person said. CBSSports.com

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