Golden State Warriors assistant coach Mike Malone is expected to be a hot commodity on the coaching market, and with six head coaching vacancies, there’s a good chance that he will seek bigger things despite his recent success with the Warriors.
Ric Bucher of CSN Bay Area reported Saturday that the Sacramento Kings are interested in Malone, and have thus added him to the list of candidates for the job. Some rumors are out of the blue, but Bucher, who is Golden State’s sideline reporter at home games, probably knows more than many. Just some food for thought.
Bucher, and a Pro Basketball report, made it clear that Sacramento’s owners were interested in adding Malone. This bodes Malone well because it’s not all too often that owners get involved in the search for a coach. Sure, they will do their good diligence and check in, but the general manager does most of the heavy lifting. Then again, the Kings have yet to resolve their GM vacancy.
The Los Angeles Clippers are also expected to keep their tabs with Malone because he was Chris Paul’s assistant coach in New Orleans. Paul reportedly liked him as a coach, so that’s a boon to the Clippers.
And lastly, the Philadelphia 76ers could also become a destination for Malone after Doug Collins resigned. Ken Berger of CBS Sports reports that the team has “conducted” a thorough background check on Malone.