Mike Malone is the top candidate currently being considered by the Sacramento Kings to become their next head coach, according to two sources.

Malone has spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors.

The Los Angeles Clippers are the biggest competition for the Kings for the services of Malone. The Clippers have been in touch with Malone's agent and is expected to interview.

The Kings may be willing to hire Malone before deciding upon a general manager.