Michael Malone Rumors
In an interview with Sports 1140 KHTK, a CBS Sacramento radio station, Cousins was asked what the Kings’ result would have been this year if Michael Malone weren’t ever fired in the early portion of the 2014-15 season. “We would have been a playoff team,” Cousins said without hesitation. “The thing about that is, it was one goal in my mind at the end of the day: winning games. And the way that team was structured, the way the foundation was set for that team, that collective group, I believe it was done the right way. Of course, it didn’t show on paper, but we were taking the right steps. It’s never gonna happen overnight.”
Prior to Friday night’s game at the Staples Center, the Lakers radio feed was being piped into the visitor’s locker room, which, that night, was the Nuggets locker room. During the broadcast they explained away the Nuggets’ win over Philadelphia on Wednesday as blah between two teams “going nowhere.” That caught the ears of Nuggets coach Michael Malone, perked them up, and became a phrase that further motivated the already always-motivated Malone to want to get the win over the Lakers even more. “Going nowhere?” Malone said. “No, we’re improving.”
“D.J.’s our security blanket,” said coach Michael Malone. “He’s won games for us. Put the ball into his hands in the fourth quarter and he steps up, makes shots, hits free throws and always makes the right play.”
Miller is often seen talking with coach Michael Malone and has a long-standing relationship with GM Tim Connelly. Miller’s only averaging eight minutes per game in just 40 contests this year as the Nuggets focus on developing their young talent, but his enthusiasm on the bench is infectious. As for whether or not Miller is looking to join a coaching staff when he does decide to retire, it’s definitely something he’s interested in. “It’s something I’ve looked at. There are some things I think I can add, but right now I’m just happy to be around the guys and I think my voice has more impact in the locker room.