With Michael Malone fired, the Sacramento Kings are expected to use version of Vivek Ranadive's four-on-five defense to create cherry-picking baskets.

"(Vivek Ranadive) played the part of a fantasy league owner, treating the Kings like a science experiment. He shared tactical experiences with Malone about coaching his child's youth team, and pressed him to consider playing four-on-five defense, leaking out a defender for cherry-picking baskets."

The Kings will be coached by Ty Corbin on an interim basis with George Karl and Chris Mullin mentioned as permanent candidates.