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Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (63) / 5/12/1951
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 185
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George Karl said it's essential that the Kings are united in the front office moving forward.
The writing has been on the wall for a while now for Pete D'Allesandro, who has lost the room in Sacramento according to multiple reports. He is savvy with key members of the press, though, so expect more supportive pieces to emerge until it's announced he is released. Apr 13 - 10:39 AM

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George Karl said that he was unsure who his starters will be for Wednesday's game vs. Houston.

Rudy Gay has already been ruled out for Wednesday's game, and DeMarcus Cousins (rest) spent Monday's game on the sidelines, but Karl said earlier in the week that he may give Cousins 1-2 games of rest. The Kings will be on the road for Wednesday's game, and then they return to Sacramento for two home games, so it would appear Cousins is certainly in jeopardy of missing Wednesday's game. If Cousins sits on Wednesday, there will be more opportunities on offense for guys like Ben McLemore, Ray McCallum, and Jason Thompson. Reggie Evans, Derrick Williams, Omri Casspi, and Nik Stauskas would also have the opportunity for extended minutes. Stay tuned.

The 76ers' Snapchat account posted a comment on Friday following a win over the Kings from coach George Karl's thoughts about the franchise back in September.

"The Sixers are at least 3-5 years away from even being a respectable NBA roster," the comment said. Karl was working as an analyst back in September, so apparently someone at the 76ers is keeping track of people taking shots at them. Back in September, Karl also said the 76ers' roster "has such a low level of talent they’ll be hard-pressed to win an NBA game." Even with DeMarcus Cousins going off, Philadelphia still won the game.
Mar 14 - 3:51 PM

The Kings officially announced George Karl as their new head coach on Tuesday.

"I'm excited to work with DeMarcus [Cousins]," said Karl during his introductory press conference. "He's one of the most talented big men I've ever coached in my life." Karl said that he'll stick with the current coaching staff to end the year, and that he wants his team to play aggressively and create offense from their defense. Karl's first game as the Kings' head coach will come on Feb. 20, and we'll be watching his rotations closely.
Feb 17 - 5:54 PM

The Sacramento Kings will formally introduce George Karl as their head coach at 5 PM ET on Tuesday.

The formal introduction will serve as the last step to what had become a prolonged dance between the Kings' front office and Karl. He'll begin coaching the stem immediately after the All-Star break and we'll then get a look at how his system will affect the fantasy values of the Kings' players.
Feb 17 - 1:14 PM

George Karl has reached a deal to become the head coach of the Sacramento Kings, according to league sources.

The Kings are expected to formally announce the deal on Thursday or Friday and it's reportedly for four years and $15 million. Karl will immediately begin assembling a coaching staff so he can hit the ground running after the All-Star break and should help bring a stabilizing presence to the inconsistent Kings, which is great news for DeMarcus Cousins' fantasy owners.
Feb 12 - 1:01 PM

George Karl is reportedly set to become the head coach of the Sacramento Kings following the All-Star break.

Both sides are reportedly working out the final details of what is expected be a four-year contract to replace Ty Corbin as the head coach of the Kings, and Karl is said to have already begun assembling his coaching staff. It'll be interesting to see how Karl tweaks the rotations in Sacramento, and we'll be monitoring this situation closely. Stay tuned.
Source: ESPN
Feb 10 - 6:41 PM

The Sacramento Kings and George Karl are progressing on a four-year contract worth between $4 million to $5 million a season to become the team's head coach, according to Yahoo! Sports.

On the other hand, the Sacramento Bee's Jason Jones is reporting he's "hearing multiple players on Kings do not want George Karl as their coach." Jones mentions the reason is because "apparently some folks are turned off at what they see as Karl's social media campaigning for the job." Regardless, it sounds like it's going to happen and this is not a great start.
Feb 9 - 5:51 PM

According to various media reports, the Kings are intensifying their pursuit of George Karl.

USA Today's Sam Amick and our own Aaron Bruski report that Vivek Ranadive has signed off on whatever decision GM Pete D'Alessandro wants to make. Bleacher Report's Ric Bucher is reporting that the Kings have a contract offer on the table to Karl. Neither is necessarily "new" information, but it does appear we'll have a resolution one way or another in the very near future.
Source: USA Today
Feb 9 - 1:52 PM

DeMarcus Cousins' agents denied that they're against the Kings potential hire of George Karl.

This has quickly turned very ugly in the public eye. "We don't run team" is the exact quote Cousins' agent gave, and this is on top of a slag heap of reports that the two sides continue to negotiate a deal. On top of Cousins' postgame rant following a win, Rotoworld's Aaron Bruski reports the discussions with Cousins' camp is "largely to smooth over the Mike Malone firing." USA Today's Sam Amick reports the Kings and Karl have made 'significant progress,' and it appears the Kings could have yet another new coach in the very near future.
Feb 9 - 9:20 AM

DeMarcus Cousins' camp has been "against the notion of adding [George] Karl," according to USA Today's Sam Amick.

We're taking this story with a grain of salt given the numerous leaks that have been fishy in Sacramento. Our own Aaron Bruski has reported that Cousins and his agent are low on the list of issues that have caused the Kings to not sign Karl.
Source: USA Today
Feb 7 - 4:31 PM

The Kings are in discussions with George Karl for their head coaching position according to the Sacramento Bee.

The Kings have already let go of coach Mike Malone earlier in the season, and current head coach Tyrone Corbin hasn't done much, if anything at all, to turn things around in Sacramento. If Karl ends up joining the Kings, it would be interesting to see how he gels with DeMarcus Cousins along with what kind of tweaks he would make to the roster. We will follow this story very closely and will let you know if anything develops.
Feb 7 - 12:27 PM

George Karl reportedly would have "significant interest in coaching the Nets," pending Jason Kidd's dismissal.

Karl was fired back in 2013 from Denver after receiving the Coach of the Year award, but he has expressed interest in getting back to coaching. Karl is currently sixth on the list of winningest coaches in NBA history at 1131-756, and he just needs 24 more wins to overtake Phil Jackson. Brooklyn native Mark Jackson's name has also come up a lot as a potential Kidd replacement.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 01:33:00 PM

George Karl expressed interest in coaching the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.

"I do want to get back in the gym," Karl said. "I have a lot of respect for the game and I have a lot of respect for the job, it’s a difficult job." His name has been mentioned with several coaching vacancies, including the Warriors, and Pistons and his resume' that includes being coach of the year, over 1,000 wins and 22 playoff appearances, is probably the best of any coach available. As an aside, Nick Young voiced his opinion on Twitter and said, "I'll be the new coach."
Wed, May 7, 2014 04:59:00 PM

Former Nuggets coach George Karl has put his name in the hat for the Cavaliers' vacant President position.

"Being a leader, running a team and organizing a group with the common goal of winning a championship would be the ultimate challenge in my career," Karl said. Karl was the 2012-13 NBA Coach of the Year but was fired by Denver following that season.
Sat, Apr 26, 2014 01:00:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Darren Collison
2Ray McCallum
3Andre Miller
4David Stockton
SG1Ben McLemore
2Nik Stauskas
SF1Rudy Gay
2Omri Casspi
PF1Jason Thompson
2Carl Landry
3Derrick Williams
4Reggie Evans
5Eric Moreland
6David Wear
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Ryan Hollins
3Sim Bhullar