DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings Have Another Head Coach

Nov 26, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) reacts after a play during the third quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. The Rockets won 102-89. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The first fifth (almost) of the season started off fairly well for DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings. After 14 games they were sitting at 9-5 in the brutal, rugged Western Conference after a 99-89 victory over fellow Kentucky Wildcat Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans.

Granted it was early, very early, but if you want to be around late the more wins you have in hand early the better off you are. Last year Eric Bledsoe and his Phoenix Suns finished the season with a 48-34 record and found themselves on the outside looking in as the Dallas Mavericks edged them out for the eighth and final playoff spot with a 49-33 mark.

Unfortunately for the Kings, they encountered rocky waters. Cousins last saw action on Nov. 26, 2014. He has been sidelined with viral meningitis.

With the big fella out, the losses piled up and things came to a head when head coach Mike Malone was shown the door.

Joseph Zucker of Bleacher Report seemed to insinuate in his article that Malone was on borrowed time and that this was bound to happen eventually and it was more just a matter of when.

Sim Risso, who also covers the Kings for Bleacher Report, was one who could be counted as surprised by the happenings.

DeMarcus was in the same boat as Sim as he tried to wrap his head around the situation. Twitter was where he first saw the news of what had happened. Not sure about you, but this will be my lasting memory of DeMarcus and Mike Malone.

So now the Kings find themselves 11-13. Tyrone Corbin has been named interim head coach. George Karl is rumored to be waiting in the wings.

Now everyone will sit and watch how the team responds. Kings owner Vivek Ranadive is rumored to have even more out of the box moves up his sleeve.

Cousins has been around long enough to know that the NBA is a business but you can’t help but scratch your head at some of the things going on. It’s still early, but it’s getting later by the minute.