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Michael Malone says his family hasn’t worn purple since Kings fired him

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DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 03: Head coach Michael Malone of the Sacramento Kings calls a time out against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on November 3, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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Michael Malone has taken the high road since the Kings ridiculously fired him in 2014.

But Malone, who now coaches the Nuggets, might be just a little bitter.

Malone on The Lowe Post podcast, as transcribed by AJ Neuharth-Keusch of USA Today:

“I have not (worn purple since the firing),” Malone said recently on an ESPN podcast. “And what I really love about that is I haven’t, it’s my wife’s favorite color, she hasn’t, and my daughters haven’t. It’s almost become taboo, forbidden in our household.”
“It’s really funny though,” Malone continued. “I had a bunch of purple ties and stuff, because you try to work in your home colors, but I think I donated them to the national suit drive last year.”

If his wife stopped wearing her favorite color, that’s serious support – FAR more than Malone ever got from ungrateful and unaware Sacramento ownership.