The Sacramento Kings and George Karl are on the home stretch of agreeing to a head coaching deal according to Yahoo Sports. The deal would be for four years and pay between $4 million to $5 million a season.
Yahoo Sources: Sacramento, George Karl progressing on four-year deal worth between $4M-$5M annually to become coach. http://t.co/evZRlXsmq7
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 9, 2015
The team had been looking for a new head coach after their questionable firing of Mike Malone back in December. Interim head coach Ty Corbin has done a terrible job manning the fort, but he’s Ty Corbin.
The Kings plan all along was to bring in a seasoned coach like Karl. Corbin is going to coach the final two games before the All-Star break and then Karl will take over after the break. If this deal does indeed get done the Kings are getting a fine coach.
Karl has already won 1, 131 regular season games including head coaching stints in Cleveland, Milwaukee, Golden State, Seattle (RIP Sonics) and most recently Denver. He also has experience coaching knuckleheads (JaVale McGee, J.R. Smith, Carmelo Anthony) so harnessing the sometimes problematic DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins should not be much of a problem.
Keep it locked for further developments.
Update on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 9:30 pm ET: George Karl To Take Over Kings
According to Marc Stein and Chris Broussard from ESPN, George Karl will take over head coaching duties following the All-Star break. It is presumed that interim head coach Ty Corbin will resume assistant coach duties after the break.