The head of the group that purchased the Kings and kept them in Sacramento may not be the only key cog in their future plans to have roots with the Warriors.
It now appears that Warriors assistant coach Michael Malone will be joining owner Vivek Ranadive in the state capitol.
According to former New York Post columnist Peter Vecsey, Malone is a "living lock" to become the next head coach of the Kings.
Vecsey didn't offer a timetable on a potential announcement, but predicted that Malone will bring his father, Brendan, along for the ride, presumably as an assistant.
Malone has been with the Warriors since 2011. Prior to that, he was the lead assistant on the 2010-11 New Orleans Hornets. From 2005 to 2010, Malone served as an assistant coach during the LeBron James era in Cleveland.
Mike Malone is a living lock 2B Kings' head coach, I'm informed. Don't know time frame of announcement, but go to sleep on it happening.— Peter Vecsey (@PeterVecsey1) May 28, 2013
Warriors' CEO Joe Lacob told me last year he'd do everything 2 help Malone. So when team part owner bought into Kings, Mike became easy sell— Peter Vecsey (@PeterVecsey1) May 28, 2013
Mike is sure 2 hire his father, Brendan, who, before becoming a coach (Power Memorial HS), worked 4 NY Daily Mirror until it folded in 1963.— Peter Vecsey (@PeterVecsey1) May 28, 2013