Kings coach Michael Malone’s father is an assistant on the Pistons’ staff. So before the Kings played the Detroit Pistons on Saturday at Sleep Train Arena, there was no need for sentiment just because Malone’s father, Brendan, is an assistant on coach Stan Van Gundy’s staff.
Jason Jones, who joined The Sacramento Bee in 2002, has covered the Kings since 2008. Jones, a UC Berkeley graduate, also has covered high school sports, the Oakland Raiders and the Sacramento Monarchs for The Bee. Contact him at email@example.com. Twitter: @mr_jasonjones