NBA News: Sacramento Kings Eye Dismissal Of George Karl
His relationship with DeMarcus Cousins deteriorated long ago. The Sacramento Kings are planning to sack head coach George Karl following their final game before the All-Star break.Advertisement
The front office internally decided to implement a change necessary for the team at this point. And the Kings are set to fire Karl after their final game at Philadelphia 76ers, according to Real GM. There were growing concerns surrounding Karl. The decision to dismiss him almost became final after the Kings lost to Cleveland Cavaliers 120-100 on Monday.
Corliss Williamson is the man who is regarded as the favorite to replace Karl as interim head coach. Vlade Divac will be solely ratifying the decision on Karl. The next head coach becomes the ninth Kings’ coach since the 2006-07 season.
The Kings failed to break the jinx of their nine-season playoff drought and move on to the new arena, as hoped by their owner Vivek Ranadive. Sacramento currently are on 21-31, five wins behind Utah Jazz at eighth place of the Western Conference.
Guard Rajon Rondo was the greatest backer of Karl among the players, according to ESPN. “With optional shootarounds, it’s tough … When three or four guys show up for shootaround this morning, how can you expect to win?” Rondo revealed to the Sacramento Bee.
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