When the Sacramento Kings hired Michael Malone to be their head coach last season, he brought in his father, famed basketball mind Brendan Malone to be his head assistant.
Of course, as we all remember, Brendan abruptly left the organization and the Kings, so close to the start of the regular season, decided not to fill the vacancy.
That appears likely to change this offseason as the Kings have been rumored to have interest in former NBA head and assistant coach Alvin Gentry, though, Gentry who most recently worked for the Los Angeles Clippers has drawn interest from multiple teams in need of a head coach.
Given that’s a position the Kings are unable to offer Gentry, it appears unlikely he’ll be joining the Kings staff.
Somebody who could however is former Utah Jazz head coach Ty Corbin, who according to Jody Genessy, is in the early process of working out an interview with the Kings.
“I’m told ex-Jazz coach Ty Corbin is in “very early stages” of interview process to be an assistant at Sacramento”, says Genessy. “Kings are interested.”
Corbin was fired by the Jazz, whom he worked for since 2004. He became Utah’s head coach in 2011. Corbin of course played for the Kings during two different stints, one in 1995-96 and one in 1999-2000.