George Karl remains the Kings coach — for now
Sacramento, Calif. — George Karl remains the coach of the Sacramento Kings — for now.
General manager Vlade Divac said in a statement Tuesday that Karl “is our coach and we’re collectively working through our issues.”
Sacramento is 21-31 and on a four-game losing streak. The Kings have lost eight of 10 going into Wednesday night’s game in Philadelphia.
They lost 120-100 at Cleveland on Monday night, raising speculation Karl might be fired Tuesday before the sides decided to try to work things out.
Sacramento is in 10th place in the Western Conference, and the skid follows last month’s five-game winning streak.
Kings star DeMarcus Cousins and Karl have struggled to coexist, and the All-Star center has not hid his emotions or frustrations.
Last year, Karl became the Kings’ third coach in one season. He took over following the 2015 All-Star break, succeeding Tyrone Corbin. Corbin had been promoted from top assistant to replace the fired Michael Malone. Karl coached Sacramento to an 11-19 record for the rest of last season.