Report: Warriors assistant Malone eliminated from Magic head coach search


Report: Warriors assistant Malone eliminated from Magic head coach search

Michael Malones future with the Warriors is safe for now.Golden States assistant coachis no longer being considered for the head coaching job with the Orlando Magic,according to Sports Illustrateds Sam Amick.Agent Steve Kauffman confirms Golden State asst. Michael Malone was told by Magic GM Rob Hennigan that he is no longer being considered. Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 15, 2012The Magic fired Stan Van Gundy after last season following afeud between Van Gundy and Dwight Howard. Orlandohas begun narrowing down its field of candidates, and Pacers assistant BrianShaw withdrew himself from consideration on Sunday.Malone has coached in the NBA for 11 years, nine of them asan assistant coach. He came to the Warriors before last season after serving asthe lead assistant coach for the New Orleans Hornets. Malone also coached withthe Cavaliers for five years.Malone finished first in a 2011 NBA.com poll of generalmanagers asked to name the leagues top assistant coach. He is noted for hiswork improving players defensively, including working with LeBron James in Cleveland and the Hornetsdefensive improvements in the 2010-11 season.Malones agent, Steve Kauffman expressed interest in thePortland Trail Blazers coaching vacancy in May, so Malone may still be on themove this offseason.

Trump to host Stanley Cup champion Penguins at White House: 'Great team!'

Trump to host Stanley Cup champion Penguins at White House: 'Great team!'

The Warriors won't be going to the White House to celebrate their recent championship.

But the Pittsburgh Penguins will be.

A day after President Trump revoked an invitation to the Warriors, he announced on Twitter that the 2017 Stanley Cup champs will be visiting the White House.

"Please to inform that the Champion Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL will be joining me at the White House for Ceremony. Great team!" Trump tweeted.

Trump's tweet comes several hours after the Penguins issued a statement regarding a trip to the White House:

"The Pittsburgh Penguins respect the institution of the Office of the President, and the long tradition of championship teams visiting the White House. We attended White House ceremonies after previous championships - touring the historic building and visiting briefly with Presidents George H.W. Bush and Barack Obama - and have accepted an invitation to attend again this year.

Any agreement or disagreement with a president's politics, policies or agenda can be expressed in other ways. However, we very much respect the rights of other individuals and groups to express themselves as they see fit."

The Penguins defeated the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup Final this past June.

Curry, Green share thoughts on Carmelo Anthony-to-Thunder trade

Curry, Green share thoughts on Carmelo Anthony-to-Thunder trade

As if the Western Conference couldn't get any more interesting, Carmelo Anthony will reportedly be traded to Oklahoma City on Monday.

With the Warriors engulfed in a war of words with President Trump over a potential visit to the White House, the media didn't have the chance to ask any of the players for their thoughts on the Anthony trade.

But afterwards, Stephen Curry and Draymond Green finally got to think about it and provided their feelings on the trade to The Undefeated.

"I don’t even know about this trade. I just heard about this trade 10 seconds ago. So, they got [Enes] Kanter and … I guess I am happy [for Anthony] because I know he wanted to get out and be in a situation where he felt like what he was doing on the court was actually productive," Curry told Marc Spears.

And the stacked Western Confernece?

“It’s going to be wild to see that trio of guys together. It’s just crazy how the West is getting stronger and stronger. It should be another tough matchup when we play them," Curry said.

While analysts and basketball fans everywhere are excited to see Anthony play with MVP Russell Westbrook and All-Star Paul George, Curry is reserve judgment until he sees the trio on the court together.

“It’s all hard to tell, because it’s all new looks. We don’t know what style [the Thunder] are going to play and how they are going to balance their attack. It will all make itself known as we go through the season," Curry said.

As for Green, he's thrilled for his Team USA teammate.

“I’m happy for him. It doesn’t change my views to who we are as a team. But I’m happy for him, definitely. I don’t hate OKC. They hate me. I don’t hate them. I don’t care. You’re adding a guy who can give you 20 [points] a night. It is definitely going to make you better. I think it definitely helps them," Green said.

The first chance Curry and the Warriors get to see Anthony and the Thunder in person is Nov. 22 in Oklahoma City.