Brendan Malone, Iona alum, joins son Mike on Sacramento Kings staff
A father-son coaching duo with Westchester ties are headed to the NBA.
First-year Sacramento Kings coach Mike Malone hired his father, Brendan Malone, as an assistant coach, the team announced Tuesday.
Brendan Malone played at Iona College, graduating from the New Rochelle school in 1962.
“I'm excited to add a coach with the breadth of basketball knowledge my father provides," Mike Malone said in a news release. "Aside from the benefits of having a trusted family member by my side, he's a talented coach who brings more than 25 years of invaluable NBA experience to Sacramento."
Malone parlayed his reputation as a Detroit Pistons assistant for effectively game-planning to defend Michael Jordan into a job as the Toronto Raptors’ first-ever head coach in 1995-96. He also served as an interim head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2004-05.
The Malones are the second father-son duo to hold the title of NBA head coach, joining Bill and Eric Musselman. The Malones also worked on the same staff as assistants for the Knicks in 2003-04.
With The Associated Press