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George Karl | Center

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (63) / 5/12/1951
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 185

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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

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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

George Karl interviewed with the Grizzlies on Tuesday, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

Dave Joerger, current Grizzlies' assistant, will interview on Wednesday with Alvin Gentry on Thursday. It doesn't look like the Grizzlies are currently close to making a hire, and although Joerger was previously a frontrunner, that may no longer be the case.
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 09:18:00 AM

George Karl has serious interest in coaching the Grizzlies and expressed that while interviewing with the team, according to beat writer Ronald Tillery.

The Grizzlies contacted Karl almost immediately after he parted ways with the Nuggets, but it remains to been seen if the mutual interest is enough to displace supposed frontrunner Dave Joerger. The Grizzlies also interviewed Bulls assistant Ed Pinckney, but he seems to be clearly behind Joerger and Karl in the race to replace Lionel Hollins.
Sat, Jun 15, 2013 11:12:00 AM

The Grizzlies will interview George Karl on Monday, a source tells Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears.

The Grizzlies had almost definite interest in Karl once he and the Nuggets decided to part ways. USA Today's Sam Amick reported the two parties spoke almost immediately after Karl became a free agent, but Monday's meeting appears to be the first formal face-to-face interview. Amick reported Wednesday that assistant coach Dave Joerger remains the leading candidate for the job, but Karl still appears to be a contender. The Grizzlies have also been linked to Bulls assistant Ed Pinckney and Doc Rivers if he becomes available.
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 05:26:00 PM

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