Kings hire Brendan Malone as assistant coach

Kings hire Brendan Malone as assistant coach
June 25, 2013, 12:30 pm
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Michael Malone and father Brendan become only the second father and son coaching duo to hold the title of NBA head coach. (AP IMAGES)

SACRAMENTO, CA -- The Sacramento Kings named Brendan Malone as an assistant coach, according to General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
 
“I’m excited to add a coach with the breadth of basketball knowledge my father provides,” said Kings Head Coach Michael Malone. “Aside from the benefits of having a trusted family member by my side, he’s a talented coach who brings more than 25 years of invaluable NBA experience to Sacramento.”
 
The Malones become only the second father and son duo to hold the title of NBA head coach, joining Bill and Eric Musselman who coached Minnesota and Cleveland respectively.
 
He joins the Kings after five seasons with the Orlando Magic under Head Coach Stan Van Gundy. During his tenure at Orlando, the Magic notched four straight seasons of 50 or more wins.
 
Before joining the Magic, Malone spent the 2004-05 season with Cleveland, where he served as an assistant coach before taking over as head coach for the final 18 games of that season.

Malone worked under Hall of Famer Chuck Daly and the two-time NBA Champion Detroit Pistons (1989 and 1990).

Sacramento Kings Media Services contributed to this report.

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