DeMarcus Cousins found out about Mike Malone firing on Twitter

Mike Malone wasn’t given much of a chance to turn the misfortunes of the struggling Sacramento Kings around. After a disappointing 28-54 season last year, Malone had the Kings off to an 11-13 start this season. He was fired on Sunday — one day after the team lost its third consecutive game. Many of us…Read More

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DeMarcus Cousins learned of Mike Malone’s firing on Twitter

You can just tell when an organization isn’t run the right way. One indicator of this is a lack of communication from the front office as it relates to star players on the team.
Shortly after it was announced that the Sacramento Kings had fired head coach Mike Malone on Sunday evening, the response from a undoubtedly skeptical fan base took over the social media world. Why fire a coach that had helped turn the team into what could be considered a competitive squad on a nightly basis?
It made no sense.
What makes even less sense now is how a certain star on the Kings roster found out about Malone’s firing.
DeMarcus Cousins, the face of the the franchise in Sacramento, found out about Malone’s ousting on Twitter. And he didn’t seem too happy about that fact. 
How in the world does this happen? It’s up to the front office and ownership group to keep the players in the loop when it comes to something like this.
For Cousins to learn of the firing on social media, well it’s just another example o

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DeMarcus Cousins Found out on Twitter That Kings Fired Coach Mike Malone

The Sacramento Kings’ firing of coach Mike Malone came as a bit of a surprise to everyone, including the players.

That might be because the organization apparently didn’t even let the players know about the change in command before the news hit the Internet.

Late Sunday night (on the West Coast), Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Malone had been fired.

Malone was just starting his second season as coach.

Sacramento (11-13) was just one game back in the win column of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, which may actually have exceeded expectations. However, that apparently wasn’t good enough for the organization.

How did some of the players find out? DeMarcus Cousins—the Kings’ best player—found out about the news via Twitter, according to USA Today Sports’ Sam Amick:

That’s a rough way to find out about a franchise-altering move.

The news came as a shock to Cousins, per Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee:

Now, the players have to move on and try to make the best out of a tough situation.

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Report: Sacramento Kings fire head coach Mike Malone

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Sacramento Kings have fired head coach Mike Malone. The decision was apparently made after the team dropped a five-point decision to the lowly Detroit Pistons at home on Saturday night.
Wojnarowski’s report goes on to tell us a story of an ownership group in Sacramento that failed to create cohesion between the coaching staff and front office.

There has been significant tension between management and Malone on several fronts over the past year, and the firing ultimately turned out to be another cautionary tale in what happens when ownership doesn’t put together management and coaching staffs that have similar philosophies and a shared partnership.

Sacramento started the season incredibly strong, going 9-6 before dropping seven of its last nine games. And in a Western Conference full of contenders, a streak like that could doom a team’s season.
The decision to fire Malone was met with widespread criticism from those around the Association, fan

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Mike Malone Fired by Kings: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Despite the Sacramento Kings playing up to or possibly even above expectations to start the 2014-15 season, the team’s ownership has decided a change in leadership is necessary.

According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the Kings fired head coach Mike Malone and promoted assistant coach Tyrone Corbin to the interim role:

Per Wojnarowski, Corbin will have the chance to keep the job:

Jody Genessy of the Deseret News in Salt Lake City explained how this is the second time Corbin’s essentially lucked into a head-coaching gig:

This news will come as a shock to many. The Kings are currently 11-13, only a half-game behind the Phoenix Suns for the eighth seed in the Western Conference.

Sacramento has, however, lost three in a row and won only two of its last 10 after starting out 9-5. DeMarcus Cousins was recently suffering from viral meningitis, which contributed to the team’s poor run.

Wojnarowski added that ownership is unhappy with where Malone’s taken the team, even in Cousins’ absence:

The Kings’ next game is Tuesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Grizzlies’ Mike Conley Throws Pass Directly to Woman Holding Beer Courtside

“This is an unfortunate way to lose $20 and go home smelling like you’ve been at a frat party.”

Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley is doing his part to boost the local economy by taking out beers in the front row with his errant passes.

In a pass somehow intended for Quincy Pondexter, Conley instead passed directly to the lap of a woman sitting courtside, spilling her beer. 

A timeout was subsequently called and a crew had to clean up all the beer.


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Screengrab Snafu – What happened to Mike Miller?

.@awfulannouncing @MikeMiller_13 going undercover, name and all.
— Salvatore A. Merolla (@SammySoprano) December 13, 2014

Cavaliers guard Mike Miller is apparently such a big fan of play by play man Fred McLeod that he was willing to legally change his name for this cameo in the broadcast booth in New Orleans.  I don’t know if the new name really works though, Fred Miller just makes me think of Fred Willard.
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Coach’s Corner: Q&A with Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski

On Jahlil Okafor, Quinn Cook and the College FOOTBALL Playoff.



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Cleveland Cavaliers Mike Miller Suffering From Concussion

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Mike Miller is suffering from a concussion and is out indefinitely. Miller missed the Cavs last game vs. the Toronto Raptors and is expected to miss their next game vs. the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night.
With concussions being a danger met with higher priority in sports these days, Miller will rest until he is fully recovered as per NBA protocol. Miller has averaged just 1.5 points and 2.0 rebounds so far this season in 12 minutes per game.
Cleveland are currently on a 6 game winning streak with an 11-7 record.
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Mike Miller Injury: Updates on Cavaliers Forward’s Concussion and Return

Cleveland Cavaliers veteran Mike Miller has been placed in the NBA‘s concussion protocol program, the team announced on Thursday night. 

The 34-year-old wing took a shot to the head in the fourth quarter of Thursday’s game against the New York Knicks, and according to the team’s statement, he will remain in New York for further testing. 

Averaging just 12.2 minutes per game and shooting a career-low 26.3 percent from deep, Miller has struggled to make an impact this season. For as long as he remains sidelined, Shawn Marion, Dion Waiters and Joe Harris will soak up a few extra minutes. 

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