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George Karl somehow didn’t expect that his book would piss people off

Former NBA coach George Karl wrote a book in which he criticized a number of former players and commented on how growing up fatherless might have impacted their behavior on the basketball court. He did not think anyone would be angry about that. In an interview with Sports Illustrated published Wednesday, Karl said that because this was his first foray into book publishing, he had...
Via The Comeback
January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

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

George Karl: Carmelo Anthony too focused on personal brand

With his memoir set to be released on Jan. 10, George Karl has once again opened himself up to questions about the relationship he had with Carmelo Anthony. The two were not best friends when they were with the Denver Nuggets, and they’re certainly no closer now. And Karl is doing nothing to hide that. In an interview with David Marchese of New York Magazine that was published...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

George Karl now trying to be whistleblower on NBA doping use

Why do so many NBA players take offseason trips to Germany? According to passage from his upcoming book (H/T Bleacher Report), former coach George Karl believes that they’re doping. George Karl continues his rants… — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 26, 2016 The NBA is not going to be happy with this quote. That will include, players...
Via Sportsnaut
December 26, 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 “I have...
Via The Sports Daily
April 14, 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

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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