Mike Malone on people in Sacramento that wanted him fired: “You were wrong”
Mike Malone spoke to reporters before the Denver Nuggets took on the DeMarcus Cousins-less Sacramento Kings on Thursday, and was candid about his dismissal from Northern California.
Malone remarked that there were some within the Kings organization that thought his style of play and defensive nature as a coach was holding back the team.
Now the coach in Denver, Malone has the Nuggets 7th in pace and 6th in offensive efficiency. So perhaps it wasn’t all Malone’s fault?
While Sacramento wasn’t good during Malone’s tenure, they were always in the top half of the league in terms of pace. There was and is a lot wrong with how the Kings are run, so certainly it can’t all be Malone’s doing.
In any case, it’s fun to see Malone being candid.