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Mike Malone Has Never Looked Better

Now we know why Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive fired Mike Malone. Because he’s looking for Miles Davis.

Apparently when V-Ran isn’t breaking tape on his daughter’s youth team, he’s listening to old records by Coltrane.

Check what this cat wants from his coach. Quote “We need to shift to a jazz band, where people can be individually showcases and improvised. What we need is a jazz director. I think that’s the kind of leadership moving forward.”

The last thing the world needs is more jazz. Sorry to anybody slapping the bass or brushing drums in a smoky club somewhere… But I’m not down with Jazz. A bunch of old dudes just making noise and going off on their own with a flute or a saxophone… Battling the dude working the toilet plunger on the trombone. It’s a pretentious mess.

I’d rather sit front row in a Karaoke bar than back booth in a jazz bar.

And what’s this about a “jazz DIRECTOR?” There’s no dude up there waving a baton around. But that’s what The Vivs is asking this new coach to do. A Jazz director?! Because that’s what you look for from me-first NBA players… More improvisation and individual showcasing. If Rudy Gay shoots 6 threes in a row… That’s not bad basketball… That’s his solo! Boogie Cousins gets ejected? That’s just him expressing himself! I don’t buy IT . And I don’t want to listen to it.

Mike Malone has never looked better. The Sacramento Kings have never sounded weirder. And the only Jazz I need to see in the NBA is in the SLC.