Brendan Malone Rumors
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.
The team said Malone and two more assistants, Bob Beyer and Charles Klask, are joining Stan Van Gundy’s staff. Malone was an assistant on Van Gundy’s staff at the Orlando Magic, from 2007-12. He also was a Pistons assistant coach in 1989-90 when Detroit won consecutive NBA championships under Chuck Daly.
It looks like Stan Van Gundy is reaching into the Detroit Pistons’ glorious past for help in returning the franchise to relevance. Former assistant Brendan Malone (a disciple of Hall of Fame coach Chuck Daly) is expected to join Van Gundy’s staff in a similar role, a source with firsthand knowledge of the situation told the Free Press today. The source requested anonymity because the organization is waiting for Van Gundy to complete the staff before an official announcement.
Sam Amick: Kings asst & father of head coach, Brendan Malone, resigns. Chalk it up to age combined w/ feeling that Michael has things under control.
Marc J. Spears: Kings say assistant coach Brendan Malone’s resignation is “a decision based on factors associated with the rigors of coaching in the NBA.”
The Sacramento Kings announced today the team has accepted the resignation of Assistant Coach Brendan Malone, effective immediately. No replacement will be made at this time and moving forward, Chris Jent will assume responsibilities as the lead assistant on Head Coach Michael Malone’s staff.
The Sacramento Kings today announced the team has hired Dee Brown to serve as Director of Player Development and assistant coach, joining Brendan Malone, Chris Jent and Micah Nori on Head Coach Michael Malone’s bench.
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.”
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.
When former Cavaliers assistant coach Mike Malone wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father, former Cavs interim head coach and assistant Brendan Malone, his father tried to dissuade him. “I told him not to get into coaching,” said Brendan Malone, whose Magic will visit The Q on Tuesday. “It’s a very insecure profession. I didn’t know if he had the passion.”