I know, I know, the report comes from none other than everybody’s FAVORITE NBA scribe, Ric Bucher. But, given Bucher does have connections within the Warriors, it could be something to keep an eye on.
…Kings primary owner, apparently is doing the same, beginning with putting Warriors assistant coach Mike Malone on his list of candidates to be the Kings’ next head coach, a source said
Malone is a highly respected coach throughout the league, spending time with the Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks and New Orleans Pelicans before his stop in Golden State.
Best known for his ability to transform defenses, Malone has taken bottom dwelling team defenses and flipped their pages, ranking them in the upper echelon of the league.
Golden State Warriors advisor Jerry West has been a driving force behind Malone getting an NBA head coaching job, which has put Malone atop the wishlist of a handful of teams currently void of a coach, like the Philadelphia 76ers.
If the report has merit, it would be a great addition assuming the Kings could bring him aboard – but they’re certainly going to have some competition.