DeMarcus Cousins Feels Partly Responsible for Michael Malone’s Firing

by December 16, 2014
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Like everyone else, DeMarcus Cousins found out about his head coach Michael Malone losing his job while checking out Twitter.

Cousins and Malone had a good relationship, and Boogie feels awful about what happened.

The Sacramento Kings have been predictably awful with their big fella sidelined, and Malone took the fall.

Per the Sac Bee:

Cousins, the Kings’ leading scorer and rebounder, wonders whether his illness contributed to coach Michael Malone’s firing Sunday. […] Philosophical differences were cited, but the Kings have won just two of nine games without Cousins.

 

“I would be lying if I said I didn’t feel like it was partially my fault,” Cousins said Monday after practice. “In reality it isn’t, but me personally, I feel like it is. Me being out, us losing some games, I feel like I played a part in it.”

 

“I learned a lot from him. I’m very thankful to play for coach Malone,” Cousins said. “At the end of the day, we know this is a business. Everything doesn’t always work out the way we want it to. I wish nothing but the best for Coach. I hate it had to end this way. But he has my respect, because he’s a great coach.”