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GEORGE KARL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rondo ‘excited’ by adversity: ‘I love to prove people wrong’

Rajon Rondo is used to having critics, both on and off the basketball court. But now he says he is more motivated than ever to prove those people wrong. Rondo arrived in Las Vegas on Monday to sign his one-year deal with the Sacramento Kings, and he appears ready to push the negativity surrounding him to the side and start winning again. “I’ve been basically challenged my...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

George Karl 'very confident' he'll make it work with Cousins

The trade buzz surrounding DeMarcus Cousins seems to have run its course, and the Sacramento Kings star is now stuck in an incredibly awkward situation with a head coach who clearly wanted nothing to do with him as of two weeks ago. Now that it appears the Kings have their team in place, Karl is...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cousins, George Karl share awkward handshake

DeMarcus Cousins and George Karl made contact with one another at an NBA Summer League game on Monday, and there was no word of one man’s fist hitting the other’s face. Karl came up to Cousins and shared a somewhat awkward handshake with him. None of the events that have taken place this offseason give...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Vlade Divac on Karl-Cousins relationship: ‘It’s not pretty’

It was just a few short weeks ago that the NBA world was abuzz with the potential that the Sacramento Kings would trade DeMarcus Cousins. Those reports were quickly replaced with other suggestions that head coach George Karl could be out of a job less than a year after the team hired him. Now after a solid draft and a few quality off-season moves, things seem to have calmed down...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings considering firing George Karl over Cousins spat

Coach-player unrest in Sacramento might result in DeMarcus Cousins being traded. It also might lead to George Karl losing his job. The Kings are considering firing Karl as their head coach over his inability to get along with and desire to trade his All-Star center, a source told ESPN’s Chris Broussard on Thursday. Broussard’s source did point out, however, that canning Karl...
Via NESN.com
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Karl's relationship with Kings owner 'strained'

There can’t be a single person outside of the Sacramento Kings organization who didn’t see this coming. Following multiple reports indicating that Kings head coach George Karl is pushing the team to trade DeMarcus Cousins, comes this dandy from Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix: Relationship between Kings owner Vivek Ranadive and George Karl deeply strained right now, per...
Via Sportsnaut
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins 'absolutely' wants to stay with Kings

All indications are that the Sacramento Kings are shopping DeMarcus Cousins in advance of Thursday night’s NBA draft. It seems like Cousins and Kings coach George Karl have no intention of coexisting, though you wouldn’t know that from what Cousins is saying. On Wednesday night, one of Cousins’ Twitter followers asked him about the trade...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: DeMarcus Cousins asked for a trade last month

As rumors continue to swirl around the Sacramento Kings and DeMarcus Cousins, a new report on Tuesday threw more gasoline on the fire. According to Dave Carmichael of KHTK Sports in Sacramento, Cousins asked for a trade last month. This really shouldn’t surprise anyone as there is clearly tension between Cousins and newly-hired coach George Karl. The All-Star center has almost...
Via Rumors and Rants
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: George Karl pushing for Kings to trade Cousins

It’s now officially a story. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports dropped a bomb early Tuesday morning by indicating that Sacramento Kings head coach George Karl is pushing hard for the team to trade All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins. The respected NBA insider, citing sources close to the situation, is reporting that Karl has even gone to current Kings players in order to show a...
Via Sportsnaut
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Kings set to hire George Karl as head coach

Barring some late-phase drama — which certainly wouldn’t be uncommon from these erratic Sacramento Kings — George Karl is set to...
Via Athlon Sports
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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