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Jazz's head coach Tyrone Corbin watches the scoreboard during the game between the Sacramento Kings and the Utah Jazz at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento on Saturday, February 9, 2013.

Kings to hire Ty Corbin as lead assistant coach

Published: Tuesday, Jul. 8, 2014 - 12:38 am
Last Modified: Tuesday, Jul. 8, 2014 - 12:15 pm

The Kings have reached an agreement to hire former Utah head coach Ty Corbin as the lead assistant on head coach Michael Malone’s staff a league source confirmed.

Corbin will fill the role Brendan Malone, Michael’s father, was in before he resigned before last season.

Corbin had a 112-146 record as Utah’s coach after replacing Jerry Sloan during the 2010-11 season. The Jazz made the playoffs following the 2011-12 season, Corbin’s first full season as coach.

Corbin played in the NBA from 1985-2001, including two stints in Sacramento (1995-96, 1999-2000).

My story that references no assistant being hired yet has already gone to print and was from speaking with Malone Monday morning.

Malone was looking for a coach with head coaching experience to help on the staff. Corbin learned under the legendary Sloan beginning in 2004 before taking over after Sloan resigned during his final season as Utah coach.

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