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Will Rick Pitino be the next coach of the Sacramento Kings?
Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino is in the running for the vacant Sacramento Kings job, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports.
Pitino has communicated his interest in a possible NBA return to
Kings ownership, sources say, and one league official describes the
Maloof family as “intrigued.”
It is believed that Pitino intermediaries initiated the contact. No
Kings offer is imminent and so far conversations have been exploratory
Sources caution that there are significant hurdles that need to be
cleared before Pitino could become Sacramento’s coach, but say for a
variety of reasons Pitino is feeling the pull of the pros again.
The Kings, as you may remember, haven’t had a tremendous amount of success with their coaches in recent seasons.
Neither Reggie Theus, Eric Musselman or Kenny Natt was able to keep that position for very long.
Sources say Jordan, the ex-Kings and Washington Wizards coach, has been the front-runner for the Sacramento job. Paul Westphal and Mike Fratello are also candidates.
Pitino in running for Kings job (Yahoo! Sports)