• Kings coach Malone to be introduced Monday

    Summary of 8 articles · Updated Jun 5, 2013
    The Kings fired coach Keith Smart last week and hired Mike Malone to replace him. The Sacramento Kings will introduce former Golden State assistant Mike Malone as their head coach on Monday. Malone was introduced Monday by new Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive as the first head coach in the new era in California's capital city and he made sure to avoid a mistake that plagued his former boss in Golden State. During an interview with “The Dan Patrick Show” on Monday, Malone spoke about LeBron James and some of the greatest players who have ever played the game. When asked to name his all-time starting five, Malone took John Stockton and Oscar Robertson as his guards, Wilt Chamberlain at center, LeBron at power forward and Scottie Pippen at small forward. Pippen and no Jordan really? “Scottie Pippen led the team in every statistical category while he was there without Michael Jordan,” Malone explained. He said the three things he's going to judge himself on in his first year as coach are his ability to change the culture in the locker room, to establish a defensive identity and to develop players.
    Sources: nba.com ESPN.com
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      Karl Malone leaves Michael Jordan off his all-time starting five.
    • Kings replace all assistants from last season

      The Sacramento Kings will not bring back assistant coaches Jim Eyen, Alex English and Clifford Ray next season.
      Source: nba.com
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      Of all the lessons Mike Malone has learned from his head coaches in over a decade as an NBA assistant, the problem of unrealistic expectations was obviously one of them.
      Source: ESPN.com

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