Mike Malone Front-Runner for Kings Job?
The Kings have had mixed results hiring coaches with connections to the Golden State Warriors.
They hit it big with Rick Adelman, but things didn’t work out quite so well with Eric Musselman and Keith Smart, all previous head coaches for the Warriors.
Now they’re looking again to Oakland for help with their coaching staff.
Warriors assistant Mike Malone is thought to be the prime target of new Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadive. Malone is so highly regarded, he could be hired before the Kings bring in a new head of basketball operations.
But the Kings can’t hire Malone until the sale of the team closes at the end of the week and Smart, the only coach from last season under contract for next season, is told that he is being replaced.