Sacramento Kings Assistant Coach Brendan Malone Quit

by October 24, 2013

Kings head coach Michael Malone’s dad, Brendan, has resigned from his assistant coaching position in Sacramento. From the press release: “No replacement will be made at this time and moving forward, Chris Jent will assume responsibilities as the lead assistant on Head Coach Michael Malone’s staff. ‘As a veteran of 27 seasons in the NBA coaching ranks, Brendan brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to our organization, and we were all fortunate to have had an opportunity to work with him,’ said Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. ‘His departure is not indicative of a loss of passion for the game or his desire to help our franchise succeed, but rather a decision based on factors associated with the rigors of coaching in the NBA.’ … ‘I’m thankful that I had my father on our staff during the summer and throughout training camp as I transitioned into a head coaching role,’ said Michael Malone. ‘He was my father long before we became colleagues, and while I’ll miss his presence on the bench, he will always be an invaluable source of counsel on all matters basketball and otherwise.’ Malone Sr. joined the Kings in June after five seasons with the Orlando Magic under Head Coach Stan Van Gundy.”