ESPN’s Bill Simmons tweet stirred up rumors of an imminent announcement of former Warriors coach Mark Jackson being introduced by the Kings as Michael Malone’s successor.
CSN California is learning there’s no substance to the tweet.
Could be the last night you hear Mark Jackson announce an NBA game for awhile. He might be Boogie-ing back to coaching soon. (Wink wink.)— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) December 20, 2014
While general manager Pete D’Alessandro stopped short on Monday of giving Ty Corbin the assurance of the season, the GM along with owner Vivek Ranadive have professed their belief in Corbin.
Judging the vibe around the team, it’s been a tumultuous stretch through Cousins’ illness and the surprise of Malone’s Sunday night dismissal.
[EXCLUSIVE: Malone 'surprised' by dismissal from Kings]
Accordingly, Corbin gave the team the day off on Friday.
My take is that the Kings' brass may want the stability and continuity of Corbin to take the Kings to “Phase 2,” including a more uptempo offense as D’Alessandro described it on Monday.
Sticking with Corbin and tweaking Malone’s foundation may be easier than a Mark Jackson, George Karl or even Chris Mullin overhaul.