Dave Mason

The beacon needed this today @JasonRoss1140. @momoragan http://t.co/EJ5VglSQq2

Jason Jones

Several coaches have told me they do not believe a running style fits what Cousins does best. This will be interesting.

Jason Jones

Take away DeMarcus Cousins, the Kings just aren't good. That's what a 2-7 record shows. They're not much better, it at all than Detroit now

Jason Jones

Yes, the Pistons have a bad record, but Drummond, Monroe, Jennings and Meeks would all get run with the Kings.

Jon Santiago

Somebody briefly came back from the dead in this ep. RT @James Ham: From this AM - #CKPodcast Ep176: Malone fired shar.es/13ksVK

Jason Jones

During this stretch w/o Cousins, Kings have played San Antonio, Memphis, Houston and Toronto, games they might have lost w/ Cousins.

Jason Jones

Most coaches describe the Kings as a "physical" team, which suits Cousins and Gay best. How will this fast thing work out?

Jason Jones

DeMarcus Cousins (viral meningitis) is out for tomorrow's game vs. OKC, Omri Casspi (left knee bone contusion) is doubtful.

Sean Cunningham

Kings also list Omri Casspi as doubtful tomorrow night vs #Thunder due to his left knee bone contusion. #NBAKings

Sean Cunningham

If there was doubt about DeMarcus Cousins availability for Tuesday vs. OKC, especially after increased practice time today, well he's out

James Ham

“I would be lying if I said I didn’t feel like it was partially my fault.” -DeMarcus Cousins on Malone and missing 9 games with illness.

James Ham

DeMarcus Cousins (virus) is out for tomorrow’s game against OKC. Omri Casspi (left knee) is doubtful.

James Ham

From this morning - Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep176: Michael Malone fired shar.es/13ksVK

Jason Jones

Gonna play this new D'Angelo while I crank out these stories ... oh yeah, Peja's in town tomorrow! Vlade too!!!

Jason Jones

More Pete "I didn’t really care about what our record was. It’s about who we want to be, what we want our identity to be as a team."

Jason Jones

Pete on could a no. of wins have saved Malone's job: "No I think it was more style of play. I wouldn't put any of that on certain set amt"

Sean Cunningham

Chris Webber cannot make it to Peja's jersey retirement tomorrow night due to TV analyst conflict with NBA-TV.

Sean Cunningham

Peja Stojakovic's jersey retirement tomorrow. Former teammates on hand include: Vlade Divac, Doug Christie, Brad Miller, B-Jax, Scot Pollard

Jason Jones

Pete said he hopes he has a relationship with Malone for years to come and that he respects him.

Jason Jones

Pete on Malone: "I think he’s talented. There’s just a different view of what we want to put in front of the fans."

Jason Jones

Pete: "We want to get in that arena and we want to be a compelling product. To get to that point, what philosophy are we going to have?"

Mark Kreidler

Appreciate @KCRALuery being at our studios today to report on the #Kings story. Looking for it at 6 p.m. on @kcranews #RiseGuys @ESPN1320

Jason Jones

Pete D on decision: "What is the next phase, what is going to take us to the next level … is this the coach to take us to that phase?"

Jason Jones

Corbin was asked if he had philosophical differences with management: "I don't know. We'll see."

Jason Jones

Corbin: "Our goal is to make the playoffs."

Mark Kreidler

The journalist who broke the Mike Malone story, @Adrian Wojnarowski, with us RIGHT NOW on @ESPN1320 #RiseGuys

Jason Jones

DeMarcus Cousins said he found out Michael Malone had been fired on Twitter.

Sean Cunningham

VIDEO: Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro on why he fired coach Michael Malone, confidence in Ty Corbin & George Karl rumors news10.net/videos/sports/…

Sean Cunningham

VIDEO: DeMarcus Cousins on the firing of coach Michael Malone & his trust in the Kings organization #NBAKings news10.net/videos/sports/…

Sean Cunningham

VIDEO: Kings interim head coach TY Corbin talks about the team going forward & the firing of Michael Malone #NBAKings news10.net/videos/sports/…

Jason Jones

Cousins: I would I be lying if I said I didn’t feel like it was partially my fault. In reality it isn’t, but me personally I feel like it is

Reggie Evans

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Jason Jones

Corbin on faster pace w/ Cousins: "At times he’s getting down the floor quickly at times he’s not so how do we function in those times?"

Mark Kreidler

Jerry Reynolds, asked about an in-season coaching change actually paying off for an NBA team: "Pretty rare." #RiseGuys @ESPN1320

Mark Kreidler

#Kings Jerry Reynolds joining us in 2 minutes on @ESPN1320. Was he as surprised as everyone else Malone got whacked? He's seen it before.

Jason Jones

And to think @Vincent Goodwill did not make peace with Malone over the weekend.

Dave Mason

Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro on with @GrantNapearshow now. Listen here: bit.ly/Rj3GNu

Jason Jones

Pete: "I have nothing but great feelings for Michael."

James Ham

Jumping on with the Rise Guys - @whiteygleason and @Mark Kreidler on @ESPN1320 at 4pm to talk Malone situation.

Sean Cunningham

I also don't feel that Chris Mullin wants to take the task of being head coach. I think he loves the role he has. Has enormous influence

Sean Cunningham

Other candidates, to me, are much more open to scrutinize. That said, at least the front office will have THEIR guy.

Sean Cunningham

To me, George Karl is the homerun, no brainer in replacing Michael Malone. Best way to say you upgraded coaching position & justified.

Sean Cunningham

Chris Mullin has been critical of the offense. Not to say he's deserving, however I could see it happening. Not more than George Karl

Sean Cunningham

Chris Mullin as a head coaching candidate for the Kings would make a ton of sense considering the tight knit front office & ownership

Ailene Voisin

As of ten minutes ago, George Karl has not been contacted by Kings re: coaching gig. But, GM D'Alessandro didn't commit to interim Ty Corbin

Mark Kreidler

If you haven't read the Kings-Malone piece by @Adrian Wojnarowski do it now. Fascinating. We'll talk to Adrian at 5 p.m. sports.yahoo.com/news/the-doome…

Bill Herenda

Stick with @CSNAuthentic @YSTL & @SNCAuthentic as I'll be jumping on to discuss #Kings dismissal of Michael Malone #NBA #SacKings<

In terms of style, D'Alessandro referenced the Kings' up-tempo days of @Chris Webber. Of course, those teams had, well, @Chris Webber

James Ham

“This was an extremely difficult decision, but one we feel is in the best interest of the franchise moving forward." -Pete D’Alessandro

James Ham

The Sacramento Kings officially announced Michael Malone's departure from the team.

Jason Jones

Pete said the Kings want to give the fans a style of play reflects the city, referred to Webber days

James Ham

It was confirmed in the press conference that Chris Jent has left the team as well. Mutual decision according to D'Alessandro.

Sean Cunningham

Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro repeated many times, Ty Corbin is their coach. Wouldn't commit though to if he'd be for the rest of the season

Jason Jones

Cousins said today's weather fits the mood for today. It's raining and cloudy.

Jason Jones

Pete said Chris Jent not returning was a mutual decision. Jent was Malone's first hire.

James Ham

Corbin on Malone: "Philosophical differences." Me: "Do you have the same philosophy they have?" Corbin:(laughing) "I don't know, we'll see."

Jason Jones

Corbin said team needs to figure out how to integrate Cousins into the faster style.

Sean Cunningham

Regardless of whether DeMarcus Cousins was given heads up on Malone's firing or not, he fully supports, trusts the organization #NBAKings

Jason Jones

Pete said Malone will be a great defensive coach and that he did a good job with the Kings.

Jason Jones

I asked why not fire Malone in the offseason since Malone's philosophy was known, Pete said now was the right time

James Ham

"We found out the same way you guys found out. I found out from twitter." -Cousins on Malone

Jason Jones

Pete said Kings have "pieces" to be a running team.

James Ham

According D'Alessandro, phase 1 was to get the team on the right path. Team didn't see Malone as the guy for phase 2. Philosophical issue.

James Ham

We hit Pete D’Alessandro hard and he said it was his decision to let Malone go. Praised Vivek Ranadive and his willingness to spend.

Jason Jones

Pete said he believes all players can run and that it's a mindset.

James Ham

D'Alessandro was pressed continuously and he kept saying, "he is our coach".

Jason Jones

Pete D'Allesandro said the decision to fire Malone was his and not about wins and losses, but philosophical differences.

James Ham

Petr D'Alessandro refused to say that Tyrone Corbin is coaching the Kings for the rest of the season.

Sean Cunningham

DeMarcus Cousins was only player to speak. Said team was shocked. Weather today indicative of how players felt #NBAKings

Mark Kreidler

Pete D'Alessandro saying he's sure Michael Malone will be "great defensive coach" in the league. Okay. #philosophy

Brian May

D'Alessandro refuses to take the bait when asked about specific future head coaching candidates

Jason Jones

Pete D did not commit to Corbin for the entire season but said he supports Corbin fully

Brian May

Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro says it was his decision to fire Michael Malone as Kings Head Coach. http://t.co/yzOUOJbZYG

Dave Mason

Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro talking to media now. Listen here: bit.ly/Rj3GNu

Sean Cunningham

Tyrone Corbin on interim Kings coach status: I'm here now. We'll see #NBAKings

Jason Jones

Corbin said he has not been told how long he will have the job.

Jason Jones

Corbin said he will try to create more pace on offense.

Brian May

HAPPENING NOW: Tyrone Corbin speaking to media after being named Interim Head Coach of the @Sacramento Kings http://t.co/mJUOKdvuxZ

Sean Cunningham

Chris Kent is gone as assistant coach

Jason Jones

Tyrone Corbin said Chris Jent will not be on the staff

Sean Cunningham

DeMarcus Cousins said he practiced today. Faster pace offensively. Said he wasn't consulted before Malone's firing

Brian May

HAPPENING NOW: Tyrone Corbin speaks to the media for the first time as Interim Head Coach of the Sacramento Kings http://t.co/98GSEhnxmg

James Ham

Cousins was clear that he found out about Malone firing through twitter.

Jason Jones

Cousins said the firing was "unexpected" and "emotional" for the team because so many of them believed in Malone.

Jason Jones

Cousins said he's disappointed in Malone's firing, feels like his being out contributed to the firing.

Dave Mason

Cousins speaking to the media now. Listen here: bit.ly/Rj3GNu

Sean Cunningham

Waiting to talk to Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro and interim coach Ty Corbin. Largest media contingent of the season.

James Ham

Packed house in Sacramento. Still no official press release from Kings on Malone firing. http://t.co/6OOSMW2KHu

Jason Jones

I'd also heard of Mullin as a possible coach. That should be on the website too

Marty McNeal

I go back to mid 80's @George Karl and yes he's more experienced and a better coach. Improving there is the goal. Better players will help

James Ham

Tyrone Corbin is coaching practice with a crutch.

James Ham

DeMarcus Cousins is out on the floor running during a spirited scrimmage. Looks like he's on the mend.

Marty McNeal

Anytime anyone proposes playing 4 on 5 at the defensive end and is dumb enough to make it public, it's a sign of awaiting stupidity

Marty McNeal

No matter the questions regarding Malone's moves, he deserved better. Hard feeling sorry for a cat who has much money coming his way.

Marty McNeal

The Kings do not have many defensive stalwarts, but still there seemed to be defensive situations the team did not use. IMO

Marty McNeal

I didn't see the impact defensively I expected from a guy hired based on his reputation. But was that the scheme or the players?

Marty McNeal

I always had ??? about Malone's moves as is the case with every coach, including Rick Adelman, who is more highly appreciated in absentia.

Marty McNeal

Clearly, Michael Malone gave @DeMarcus Cousins viral meningitis. Seriously, Kings ownership/management looks disjointed after this move.