George Karl Expected to Become Kings Head Coach After 2015 NBA All-Star Break

February 10th, 2015 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »

As expected, George Karl will reportedly become the next head coach of the Sacramento Kings. Karl will replace interim head coach Tyrone Corbin following this weekend's All-Star break, ending an elongated negotiations process that at times appeared close to breaking down.

Chris Broussard and Marc Stein of first reported the news. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported Monday evening that Karl's deal will be for four years and worth between $4-5 million per season.

Karl, 63, is one of the winningest coaches in NBA history. He's compiled a 1,136-735 record in 25 seasons on an NBA bench spread across five franchises. His most recent post was a nine-year stint with the Denver Nuggets, during which the team made the playoffs each season. A Karl-led team has not missed the playoffs or gone below .500 since 1987-88, when he was fired by the Golden State Warriors.

The Kings, who fired Mike Malone after an 11-13 start, targeted Karl early in the process. While Corbin was expected to remain with the team through the end of this regular season, the Orlando Magic's recent firing of Jacque Vaughn expedited Sacramento's pu ...

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