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DeMarcus Cousins probable to play tonight vs. Bucks

            Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been upgraded to probable for Thursday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Cousins has missed the past 10 games because of viral meningitis, but he has participated fully in practice recently. The Kings have gone 2-8 with Cousins sidelined...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings Retire Peja Stojakovic’s Jersey

Yesterday former Sacramento Kings small forward Peja Stojakovic had his number 16 retired by the team he helped make lovable in the 90’s at halftime. Per the Sac Bee: “This is an unbelievable moment for me and family,” Stojakovic said during the ceremony. During his four year run with the Kings Stojakovic was a feared shooter that was selected as a all-star three times. His...
Via Hooped Up
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranadive Wants Kings' Next Coach To Be Offensive-Minded 'Jazz Director'

Vivek Ranadive wants the next head coach of the Sacramento Kings to be an offensive-minded "jazz director." Ranadive discussed Malone's firing and the Kings' coaching search in an interview Tuesday with ESPN's James Ham, saying that he wants a coach who will help showcase the players' offensive talents. "Defense is great, but we need defense and offense," the Kings owner said. "We...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chris Mullin doesn’t want to take over the Kings mid-season

The Sacramento Kings are looking for a new head coach after firing Mike Malone. General Manager Pete D’Alessandro made it clear that Malone was let go because of wins and losses. Right now, Tyrone Corbin is the interim head coach but there will be a lot of speculation on who will be the next coach as the season progresses. One name that has been floating around is Hall of Famer...
Via No Guts, No Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Malone’s firing, and the future of the Sacramento Kings

Mike Malone’s firing was surprising, but also suggests that he had no place in the Sacramento Kings of the future. Checking Twitter at one in the morning is a nightly occurrence that takes place before I go to bed. Sitting in the glow of the screen of my iPhone, I try to cull the last information of the day that may be of value before I shove off into the calm of sleep. On Sunday...
Via The Lottery Mafia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins found out Kings fired Mike Malone via Twitter

Another day, another life changing event discovered via Twitter. This time, the life changing event was the Sacramento Kings’ firing of Mike Malone, and DeMarcus Cousins finding out via Twitter. The news first broke via Adrian Wojnarowski: Sacramento has fired coach Mike Malone, league sources told Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 15, 2014 And then...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kings GM Pete D’Alessandro says Mike Malone firing is all about wins and losses

The Sacramento Kings made headlines on Monday when they fired head coach Mike Malone. There has been a lot of speculation on why Malone was fired in the first place. There has been reports that Malone and Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro had different views on how the Kings should play. With both having their own preferences on how the team should play, many believe that...
Via No Guts, No Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins found out about Mike Malone firing on Twitter

Mike Malone wasn’t given much of a chance to turn the misfortunes of the struggling Sacramento Kings around. After a disappointing 28-54 season last year, Malone had the Kings off to an 11-13 start this season. He was fired on Sunday — one day after the team lost its third consecutive game. Many of us...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins learned of Mike Malone's firing on Twitter

You can just tell when an organization isn’t run the right way. One indicator of this is a lack of communication from the front office as it relates to star players on the team. Shortly after it was announced that the Sacramento Kings had fired head coach Mike Malone on Sunday evening, the response from a undoubtedly skeptical fan base took over the social media world. Why fire...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Sacramento Kings Shock the NBA by Firing Head Coach Mike Malone

The biggest bombshell of the NBA season dropped last night when Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported that the Sacramento Kings...
Via Athlon Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sacramento Kings May Try Cherry Picking Strategy With New Coach

In somewhat shocking news, the Sacramento Kings fired head coach Mike Malone Sunday night after leading the team to a 11-and-13 record. According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Kings may look at trying a 4-on-5 defensive scheme with new coach Ty Corbin as owner Vivek Ranadive mentioned before the season: How Karl would deal with Ranadive […] The post Report: Sacramento Kings...
Via Diehardsport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What are the Sacramento Kings doing?

Back in July, during NBA Summer League, Grantland’s Zach Lowe tweeted out some version of the following question regarding the Sacramento Kings: “So, um, does anyone have any idea what the Sacramento Kings are doing?” Lowe later dedicated an entire column to the Kings, outlining their strategy (Draft 3.0!) as the franchise attempts to pick Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

George Karl a candidate to coach Sacramento Kings?

With the Sacramento Kings parting ways with Michael Malone it seems that the city of Sacramento has fully committed to recruiting George Karl. In a Tweet Karl posted earlier this morning… My phone battery went from 100% to 50% from all these Twitter notifications….. — George Karl (@CoachKarl22) December 15, 2014   100% – 50% is quite impressive, but a timetable...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings Owner Wants Team To Play 4-On-5 Defense With A Cherry-Picker

Adrian Wojnarowski’s report on the Kings is jaw dropping, and shows the flaws in a system that puts finances over true basketball knowledge. How else can you explain Vivek Ranadive being allowed to treat the Kings like a fantasy basketball league, juggling ideas and lineups anytime he wishes. According to Wojnarowski, Tyrone Corbin and the next official head coach will be forced...
Via Thacover2
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Mullin Could Have Kings' Head Coaching Job If He Wants It

Chris Mullin is acting as an advisor to Vivek Ranadive and mentor to Pete D'Alessandro within the Sacramento Kings' organization. With Michael Malone fired, Mullin could become the Kings next head coach if he wants the job. "All he has to decide is that's what he wants and job is his," said one general manager.
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Issues Between Malone, Kings' Front Office Began With Royce White

The beginning of the end for Michael Malone's relationship with the Sacramento Kings' front office came last season when the club signed Royce White. White was out of shape and struggled in his D-League appearances, but the front office wanted him to play in games with the Kings. "Pretty soon, they're telling [Malone]: Why aren't you putting him in the games?" one organizational...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings fire Mike Malone, and why that might matter for the Celtics

Sunday night, the Sacramento Kings shocked the NBA community - well, the ones who weren't listening to the new D'Angelo record - by dismissing their head coach, Mike Malone.via ESPNThe Sacramento Kings have fired coach Mike Malone, sources told ESPN.com Sunday night.The Kings got off to a surprising 5-1 start to the season but have lost eight of their past 10 -- a swoon that has...
Via Celtics Life
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings Fire Michael Malone Abruptly; Tyrone Corbin To Replace

The Sacramento Kings fired coach Michael Malone late Sunday night just 24 games into his second season with the team. A person with knowledge of the move confirmed the firing Sunday night on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced it. The firing was first reported by Yahoo! Sports. A formal announcement was expected Monday. Malone went 39-67 after being hired in...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sacramento Kings fire head coach Mike Malone

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Sacramento Kings have fired head coach Mike Malone. The decision was apparently made after the team dropped a five-point decision to the lowly Detroit Pistons at home on Saturday night. Wojnarowski’s report goes on to tell us a story of an ownership group in Sacramento that failed to create cohesion between the coaching staff...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Kings fire coach Michael Malone

The Sacramento Kings have fired coach Michael Malone just 24 games into his second season with the team. A person with knowledge of the move confirmed the firing Sunday night on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced it yet. The firing was first reported by Yahoo Sports. Malone went 39-67 after being hired in June 2013 by new owner Vivek Ranadive. Sacramento is...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Sacramento Kings fire coach Mike Malone

The Sacramento Kings have had enough of coach Mike Malone despite the team improving much more than in previous seasons. Malone was hired at the end of the 2013 NBA season and appeared to have the Kings on the right track starting this season off at 5-1. However, the team has stumbled to an 11-13 record – including losing DeMarcus Cousins for nine games with viral meningitis...
Via Pass The Pill
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sacramento Kings fire Mike Malone

The Sacramento Kings fired HC Mike Malone late Sunday night, according to a report by Yahoo Sports.  Ty Corbin will be the interim head coach. The Kings are currently in 10th place in the Western Conference with an 11-13 record. Malone was 39-67 in his two season with the club. [YAHOO SPORTS] The post Report: Sacramento Kings fire Mike Malone appeared first on Geeks & Cleats.
Via Geeks and Cleats
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings fire coach Mike Malone

            The Sacramento Kings have fired head coach Michael Malone, reports Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Sacramento has fired coach Mike Malone, league sources told Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 15, 2014 GM Pete D’Alessandro hadn’t hired Malone, and had never been strong bond between...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gay Morphs Into Old Rudy Gay As James Harden Beats The Kings All By Himself

The Ghost of Rudy Gay’s Past made a visit to Sacramento Thursday night and the result wasn’t pretty. While inefficient chucking may be in his rear-view mirror, he’s still not totally immune to performances like the ones he was famous for in Memphis and Toronto. Thursday night against the Houston Rockets, Gay turned into Toronto Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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