Well, now it’s official: George Karl is the new head coach in Sacramento.
Tyrone Corbin will stay on as an advisor to the front office, but Karl will be in charge of the Kings going forward.
Karl reportedly agreed to a four-year deal worth close to $15 million:
George Karl has reached agreement on a four-year, nearly $15M deal to become coach of the Sacramento Kings, league source told Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 12, 2015
From the press releases:
The Sacramento Kings announced today that Tyrone Corbin has been relieved of his head coaching duties, according to General Manager Pete D’Alessandro.
“I have the utmost respect for Tyrone as a coach and person,” said D’Alessandro. “He’s a man of great integrity, a consummate professional that managed a difficult situation with class and professionalism. I look forward to continuing to work with Tyrone moving forward.”
The Sacramento Kings today have reached an agreement in principle with George Karl, the sixth-winningest coach in NBA history with 1,131 career victories, to become the team’s head coach, according to General Manager Pete D’Alessandro.