HoopsHype Mike Malone rumors
Brendan Malone, the former long-time assistant with the Knicks, Pistons and Magic, and a former head coach in Toronto, will join son Mike Malone’s new coaching staff in Sacramento. The Kings are ready to shake up the front office, with long-time president Geoff Petrie soon to be relieved of his duties. Memphis GM Chris Wallace and former Clipper VP and coach Mike Dunleavy are among the leading candidates to run the front office. New York Daily News
Jason Jones: Malone also said you don't give away players like DeMarcus Cousins. I don't think he wants to trade him. Twitter @mr_jasonjones
The Kings have confirmed that Mike Malone will be their new coach. Sacramento announced Sunday that he would be introduced at a news conference Monday, three days after new owner Vivek Ranadive formally took control of the franchise from the Maloof family. ESPN.com
Source: The Warriors are more than likely going to have to replace two assistant coaches, not just one. Mike Malone taking the Kings' head-coaching job creates one vacancy and Bob Beyer is a candidate either to go with Malone to Sacramento or join Steve Clifford, the Bobcats' new head coach. Beyer and Clifford know each other well from their days in Orlando as Magic assistant coaches. Don't look for the Warriors to be in a rush to fill the vacancies; assistant coach Darren Erman is in charge of the summer-league team, so the team is adequately covered as far as offseason responsibilities. Sulia
Now that the Kings have a coach, they can begin to figure out whom to scuttle as they build their roster. Speculation begins with big man DeMarcus Cousins, the Kings’ talented but sometimes destructive franchise cornerstone. A source told Sporting News that the team’s new ownership group has not made a decision on Cousins just yet, and that Malone’s input will be key in the decision. The source said speculation on Cousins’ future likely comes from teams hoping to trade for Cousins on the cheap. Sporting News
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