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GEORGE KARL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sacramento Kings’ Disappointing Offseason Might Only Get Worse

The Sacramento Kings have become the antithesis of a team making smart moves during free agency. From George Karl’s reported desire to trade superstar center DeMarcus Cousins, to the Kings shedding $14 million in salary with no obvious replacement plan, to extending an absurd offer to a player recovering from a torn Achilles, the franchise is a mess. But unfortunately for the...
Via Sportsnaut
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kings reportedly looking into viability of firing Karl

One of the things potentially standing in the way of the Sacramento Kings firing George Karl after just months on the job is the $10 million he’s owed over the final three years of his contract. According to Yahoo Sports NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Kings’ brass is now looking into the viability of being able to fire Karl with cause: Per Wojo’s report: “Sacramento...
Via Sportsnaut
3 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings owner reportedly ‘frustrated’ George Karl is shopping DeMarcus Cousins

The Sacramento Kings hired George Karl just a few short months ago, and already the veteran coach may be having his first rift with ownership. According to Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee, Karl has “frustrated” Kings owner Vivek Ranadive by shopping DeMarcus Cousins on his own. Karl apparently assured Ranadive he would not be...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s on George Karl to connect with DeMarcus Cousins

The Sacramento Kings have put themselves in a difficult position by being a poorly run organization. It’s becoming clear because of previous moves they’ve lost the trust, and deservedly so, of star center DeMarcus Cousins. The Kentucky product has been with Sacramento for five years, and the Kings have a 131-263 record (a .332 win percentage). Last season’s 29-53 record...
Via Crossover Chronicles
9 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl has history of players using 'snake in the grass' metaphor

In the wake of reports that Sacramento Kings head coach George Karl is intent on trading DeMarcus Cousins, the 6-foot-11 center tweeted a not-so-subtle shot at Karl that consisted of emojis depicting a snake in the grass. — DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) June 23, 2015 If Cousins was taking aim at Karl, he wasn’t exactly being...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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