The long documented drama in Sacramento might come to an end anytime with Head Coach George Karl who is in the line of fire to lose his coaching duties.
According to Yahoo! NBA reporter, Adrian Wojnarowski – the Kings’ General Manager Vlade Divac and and team owner Vivek Ranadive are now closing in to letting go of the veteran coach after losing six straight games including a humiliating loss to one of the worst teams in the NBA, the Brooklyn Nets.
With the loss, All-star center DeMarcus Cousins diverted rumors to blame themselves for the loss.
“I’m not going to keep blaming these guys in the locker room,” said Cousins.
“Energy and effort is a huge part of the game, but I’m not going to keep blaming it on that. We got a bigger issue, and we need to figure it out as a team.”
SB Nation also reports that Kings’ TV analyst, Bobby Jackson clamored for the firing of George Karl.
If the firing will be finalized, assistant coach Nancy Lieberman will be likely to take over the coaching position as interim. There are also reports that former Kings’ player Corliss Williamson is being highly considered for the position according to ESPN’s Mark Stein.
ESPN coaching sources say Nancy Lieberman "unlikely" to be named interim coach if George Karl indeed let go. One option: Corliss Williamson
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 6, 2016
For the tenure of George Karl with the Kings, it has been well documented that he had trouble coaching and engaged a lot with DeMarcus Cousins.
With the new addition of players, Rajon Rondo has been reported to have a hard time adjusting to George Karl’s attitude.
There had been rumors that are also disrupting the Kings which was the impending trade to one of the Kings’ top scorers, Rudy Gay.
For now, the status of George Karl is in the line of fire and fans are slowly monitoring the situation in Sacramento. Sources are indicating that Karl could go a few days before or after the All-star weekend in Toronto once the new coach is ready to take helm.
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