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Can Kings DeMarcus Cousins and Head Coach Michael Malone get along?

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Kings center DeMarcus Cousins and Head Coach Michael Malone shared a moment during Friday night's Kings game- a moment that may answer the question, "can the two get along?"

LAS VEGAS - Kings center DeMarcus Cousins and Head Coach Michael Malone shared a moment during Friday night's Kings game- a moment that may answer the question, "can the two get along?" 

During the Kings 93-87 victory over Atlanta at NBA Summer League in Las Vegas the pair were seen sitting on the bench joking and even hugging each other.

"People can talk about DeMarcus Cousins and say what they want about him, but for me it is a fresh start and I told him that," Kings Head Coach Michael Malone told News10 Sports Producer Sean Cunningham. "I wanted to give him a hug and let him know I appreciated him being here and that he was our good luck charm. I wished he came earlier in the week."

Friday night was at least the second time the pair have interacted in person. Earlier this month, Coach Malone and the Kings brass flew to Alabama to visit with Cousins.

"I had a great time with he and his family in Alabama," Malone said, "And the fact that he flew up (from Los Angeles) to be with the guys meant a lot ot me and it means a lot to the young guys."

Coach Malone went on to say, Cousins has also been in contact with Greivis Vasquez and rookie Ben McLemore during the offseason.

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