Programming note: Thunder-Kings coverage starts Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Typically, when something unexpected and seemingly daft happens, there is a hidden reason we have not yet learned. People do not do irrational things for no reason.
UPDATE (3 p.m. on Monday) -- The Kings have officially relieved Michael Malone of his head coaching duties, the team announced in a press release.
The Kings and Rudy Gay made it official at a press conference Wednesday, formally announcing a three-year contract extension estimated to be worth $40 million.