It was reported that George Karl is holding serious discussions with the Kings about getting the role of head coach. Bookmaker software services believe that the team could greatly benefit from this move, considering the fact that in 2013 he was the NBA Coach of the Year.
Several sources were cited by The Sacramento Bee, saying that the team is “engaged in intense conversations” with Karl about taking the role – a position that was left empty after the Kings decided to let Michael Malone go in December after he was only in 24 games with the team.
Tyrone Corbin, Kings assistant coach, was given the position of their interim coach, as they thought that the he would be able to finish their season. However, the Kings’ continuous bad run of form, which left many fans very disappointed, included a loss of 101-78 on Thursday at home to the Mavericks, and apparently led general manager Pete D’Alessandro and owner Vivek Ranadive to speed things up. The team’s fans hope that they act very quickly, as they want to see them pick themselves up again as soon as possible.
The Sacramento Bee reported:
“While a change is not imminent, multiple sources told The Bee late Friday that the combination of Karl’s innovative coaching and immediate availability has won over team officials who weeks ago expressed concern about a possible personality clash with All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins.”
Since he parted ways in 2013 with the Nuggets, Karl, 63-years-old, publicly expressed being interested in getting back to coaching – something that many fans hoped to see happen, and he most recently posted on Friday morning on his Twitter account that he “would love the opportunity” to take the coaching role for the Magic, as on Thursday, Jacque Vaughn was fired from the team. However, it was reported that Karl seemed to say on that same night that he wasn’t sure if the Magic had any interest in having him as their coach.
Many experts believe that Karl could fit in perfectly with Orlando, but are confident that he just might get the coaching role with the Kings, and know that many fans are seriously looking forward to this. Developments on the coach will be very closely monitored by bookmaker software services, as they’d really like to see where he will eventually end up.