The Sacramento Kings have accepted the resignation of assistant coach Brendan Malone, effective immediately.
No replacement will be made at this time and Chris Jent will assume responsibilities as the lead assistant on head coach Michael Malone’s staff moving forward.
“As a veteran of 27 seasons in the NBA coaching ranks, Brendan brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to our organization, and we were all fortunate to have had an opportunity to work with him,” Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro said in a statement. “His departure is not indicative of a loss of passion for the game or his desire to help our franchise succeed, but rather a decision based on factors associated with the rigors of coaching in the NBA.”
“I’m thankful that I had my father on our staff during the summer and throughout training camp as I transitioned into a head coaching role,” Michael Malone said. “He was my father long before we became colleagues, and while I’ll miss his presence on the bench, he will always be an invaluable source of counsel on all matters basketball and otherwise.”