Michael Malone Sacramento Kings Play | Santa Clara Play of the Day
Michael Malone of the NBA Sacramento Kings has been fired from the team, but here is a High Stack Lob Play. The Sacramento Kings hired a great defensive wizard, but the new owner wants a more free wheeling offensive style of play. The owner hired him from the Golden State Warriors in June 2013. Coach Malone went 39-67 with the Sacramento Kings, but the weird thing about it. The owner hired the coach before hiring a general manager.
One of Coach Malone’s biggest successes was the way that he got the most out of Demarcus Cousins. He is the ultra-talented big man whose emotions often got the best of him before Coach Malone’s arrival with the Sacramento Kings.
Santa Clara Men’s Basketball Plays of the Day and Drills of the Week come from the Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff.
Head Coach Kerry Keating is entering his eighth season at Santa Clara University in 2014-15, Kerry Keating has led the Broncos to two post-season tournament victories in the last four years. This coming season he will have nine freshmen and sophomores on the roster.
The Broncos won 14 games in 2013-14 and saw Jared Brownridge break seven school records on the way to being named WCC Newcomer of the Year. Brownridge was also a finalist for the Kyle Macy National Freshman of the Year and a Freshman All-American. Brandon Clark was named to the All-WCC Honorable Mention team and Julian Clarke as named to the WCC All-Academic First Team. Clarke, John McArthur and Evan Roquemore all graduated in June of 2014 as Keating has seen all 22 of his seniors graduate from Santa Clara during his tenure.
Kerry Keating led the Broncos to 24+ victories for the second time in three years in 2012-13. Collecting a 26-12 record, the Broncos won the College Basketball Invitational post-season tournament after winning the CollegeInsider.com Tournament in 2011. The Broncos final RPI was No. 68 and record-wise, they claimed the biggest turnaround in Division I basketball this year. The 26 wins were just one shy of the school record set by the 1968-69 team who collected 27 wins.
Coach Kerry Keating has a 114-121 record in his seven years as a head coach at Santa Clara. He is the third-winningest coach in the last 12 years in the WCC behind Gonzaga’s Mark Few and Saint Mary’s Randy Bennett.
Santa Clara won 26 games in 2012-13 after winning 21 regular season games for the first time in almost 20 years on the Mission campus. Keating coached two first-team All-WCC members in 2013 in Marc Trasolini and Kevin Foster, the second-all-time leading scorer in West Coast Conference history. In addition to their success on the court, all five seniors graduated in June of 2014.
You can learn more about Santa Clara University Men’s Basketball by visiting KerryKeating.com, following them on Twitter at @SantaClaraHoops on Instagram at SantaClaraMensBasketball.
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