Apr 16, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Tyrone Corbin interviewing for assistant job with Sacramento Kings


Tyrone Corbin was relieved of his head coaching duties by the Utah Jazz on April 21, but it looks like he may not be going long without a job.

According to a report by the Deseret News, Corbin is currently going through “the early stages of the interview process” to work under Michael Malone as an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings.

Corbin accumulated a record of 112-146 as coach of the Jazz, including a postseason appearance for the team in 2012. The Jazz finished the 2013-14 regular season with the worst record in the Western Conference at 25-57.

He worked for the Jazz organization in several different coaching capacities over the last 10 years. Corbin even spent four seasons as a player for the team from 1991 to 1994.

The Kings and Corbin have history as well. He suited up for the team in 1995-96 and again in 2000-01.

It’s a clear downgrade going from a head coach to just an assistant in such a short period of time, but it’s good to see Corbin back in the swing of things so quickly with this potential new role in Sacramento.

Atlanta Hawks assistant coach Quin Snyder has emerged as the lead candidate for the vacant coaching job with the Jazz. Adrian Griffin, Alvin Gentry and Jim Boylen are also being looked at for the position.

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