Sacramento Kings Reportedly Hire George Karl

Welcome to Sacramento, George Karl.

According to multiple reports, the Sacramento Kings are finalizing a multi-year deal with George Karl, who will take over for Tyrone Corbin after the NBA All-Star break next week.

Corbin will coach his final game Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Per the Sac Bee:

Karl’s hiring will not be formally announced after the All-Star Game, according to sources, because team officials don’t want the hire to distract from center DeMarcus Cousins’ first appearance in the annual game on Sunday.


Karl’s first game will be next Friday, Feb. 20, against Boston at Sleep Train Arena. Karl’s record as an NBA coach is 1,131-756 in the regular season and 80-105 in the playoffs. Karl led the Denver Nuggets to a 57-25 record in his last season before being fired in 2013.


Tyrone Corbin, who became coach when Michael Malone was fired on Dec. 14, will coach the Kings tonight against the Bucks in Milwaukee.