The Sacramento Kings currently sit with a record of 21-29, good for 10th in the west and also two and a half games out of 8 seeds if the playoffs end today [Saturday, February 6].
According to Yahoo! Sports, the Kings front office are weighing the option of firing their head coach, George Karl. Whispers of locker room turmoil and the management losing support have plagued Karl for some time. But after the team’s recent 1-6 skid, general manager Vlade Divac and owner Vivek Ranadive are possibly looking to make a change.
From Yahoo! Sports:
“An overreaction to the loss” was how one league source involved in the conversations on Karl’s job status described the organization’s response late Friday night. As hours passed following the 128-119 loss to the Nets, there were indications that Karl could be spared long enough to coach the Kings on Sunday in Boston. Nevertheless, Karl has rapidly lost support in management and some parts of the locker room, league sources told The Vertical.
The loss to Brooklyn—one of the league’s worst teams at 13-38—fostered further dissatisfaction with the Kings’ defensive performance under Karl this season. Karl, one of the most successful coaches in NBA history, was hired in mid-February a year ago, replacing interim coach Tyrone Corbin. The revolving door of Kings’ coaches has contributed to the franchise’s instability.