Mike Malone joins Warriors staff

Updated: June 7, 2011, 9:18 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

OAKLAND, Calif. -- New Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson will have one of the NBA's top assistants on the bench with him next season.

The Warriors hired Mike Malone as an assistant coach Tuesday. Malone was an assistant for New Orleans last season and previously the lead assistant in Cleveland under Mike Brown.

"First and foremost, it's a great day. Mike Malone is a guy that I've known for quite some time," Jackson said before Game 4 of the NBA finals in Dallas, where he was ...

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