Report: Kings ‘Strongly Weighing’ Firing Of George Karl

The Kings are “strongly weighing” the dismissal of coach George Karl following the team’s 128-119 loss to the Nets on Friday, according to multiple reports.

Karl’s 80-game tenure as Kings head coach has been checkered by unrest in the locker room and front office.

The fracture has only grown deeper during Sacramento’s recent 1-6 skid, and per ESPN, Karl could be let go before the All-Star break.

More from Yahoo:

Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive and general manager Vlade Divac were so livid about a blowout defeat to the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night – the franchise’s sixth loss in seven games – they were strongly weighing the firing of coach George Karl, league sources told The Vertical.


“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.