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GEORGE KARL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Karl was 'surprised' by backlash to comments in book

George Karl has sparked several firestorms with his new book, and he’s actually surprised by this. Karl told ESPN’s “Mike and Mike” on Thursday that he didn’t expect the response he got to some of the excerpts that have come out of “Furious George,” and admitted that perhaps he should have taken a bit more care with what he wrote. “Yeah. There’s no question. Surprised...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Cousins, Kings excerpts removed from Karl's book

George Karl’s upcoming book already has caused quite the controversy. But apparently that’s just the toned-down version. Several critical passages in the former NBA head coach’s book — titled “Furious George: My Forty Years Surviving NBA Divas, Clueless GMs, and Poor Shot Selection” — have been removed from the book’s final version, ESPN’s Marc J. Spears and Marc...
Via NESN.com
December 25, 2016  |  Discuss

George Karl tried to reinforce the perception of Carmelo Anthony

Believe it or not, with any sports figure a reputation can become pretty set in stone rather quickly, if not unfairly. It’s nearly impossible for that person to change her or his perception within the public or even with peers unless she or he — an athlete, coach, executive or even a media personality — does something remarkable and undeniable. The reputation, or rather perception...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Kings going after ex-Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger

Dave Joerger might not be unemployed for long. Adrian Wojnarowski, in the same report that announced Joerger being fired as head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies, noted the Sacramento Kings have made him their top target. Additionally, Wojnarowski notes there were talks between the Kings and Grizzlies about a potential trade for the head coach before Memphis ultimately fired him instead...
Via Sportsnaut
May 07, 2016  |  Discuss

George Karl 'never felt that level of support' from Kings

George Karl gave his first interview since being fired by the Sacramento Kings, and he made the organization look as dysfunctional on the inside as it looks from the outside. Karl spoke to Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee about his time with the Kings, and admitted that he didn’t feel empowered by the organization. “Eighty percent of the time I think the Kings did what had...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Kings announce George Karl won’t return as head coach

George Karl had been on hot seat for a while, but the Sacramento Kings made it official Thursday, firing Karl the day after the NBA regular season ended. “After evaluating the team’s performance this season, I determined it was necessary to move forward with a new voice from the head coaching position,” Kings GM Vlade Divac said in an official release on NBA.com. “I have...
Via The Sports Daily
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Reports: Kings to fire George Karl on Thursday

The Sacramento Kings will wrap up what has been a drama-filled 2015-16 campaign Wednesday night against the Rockets in Houston. It’s very likely to be George Karl’s last game as the team’s head coach. According to multiple reports surfacing on Wednesday, the embattled coach will be fired by the Kings’ brass at some point on Thursday. The Sacramento Bee’s Jason Jones...
Via Sportsnaut
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Kings want George Karl to resign

The Sacramento Kings remain a hot mess. Entering the final two weeks of the regular season, Sacramento boasts a 29-44 record and is clearly out of the Western Conference Playoff race. This leads most to believe that head coach George Karl will be getting the ax when all is said and done next month. While that’s still likely going to be the case, especially with the continual...
Via Sportsnaut
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

George Karl has plans for Willie Cauley-Stein and Seth Curry

The struggling Sacramento Kings aren’t as attractive as say, the Los Angeles Lakers or New York Knicks, nor does much trump the constant drama with DeMarcus Cousins. Beneath the surface, though, the Kings have a solid young core to build around and it’s one perhaps capable of a run in the Western Conference sooner than most realize. The meat of said core is Willie Cauley-Stein...
Via The Sports Daily
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins claims George Karl, not Kings, suspended him

The Sacramento Kings were defeated handily by the Utah Jazz today 108-99 at home, and after the game star center DeMarcus Cousins made no qualms with how he felt about head coach George Karl. Cousins was suspended for one game last week, after yelling at Karl in a team huddle. On Sunday, Cousins said that the suspension was Karl’s doing, not the organization’s. "That wasn...
Via The Comeback
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss
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