February 9, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin reacts against the Sacramento Kings during the fourth quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Kings defeated the Jazz 120-109. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Tyrone Corbin set to join Sacramento Kings coaching staff


For a few weeks there have been rumblings suggesting that Tyrone Corbin could join the Sacramento Kings coaching staff. However, Corbin became a candidate for a handful of other positions including the head coaching variety so the team seemed to put the idea of coming together on hold.

However, after Corbin was passed  up for those jobs, the Kings still had their offer on the table and the two agreed to a contract which will make Corbin Sacramento’s lead assistant, this according to Sam Amick.

Former Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin has reached an agreement to become the lead assistant for Sacramento Kings coach Michael Malone, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the hire had not yet been announced.

The Kings had hired Michael Malone’s father, Brendan, to handle the lead assistant duties however he quit before the season ever began. That left the Kings with few options so they decided to leave the position vacant until recently when they began pursing Corbin.

Corbin of course played for the Sacramento Kings during two stints in the 1990′s and most recently was the Utah Jazz’s head coach.

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