Sacramento Kings looking to hire George Karl as new head coach


The Sacramento Kings are close to hiring George Karl to become the team’s new head coach. Reports say Karl would sign a four-year deal, worth between $4 and $5 million, and would takeover the team after the All-Star break.

The 63-year-old Karl last coached in 2013 with the Denver Nuggets, when he won the Coach of the Year award before getting fired after the playoffs. In Karl’s 25 years as a head coach, his teams have missed the postseason only three times — all three in his first four years in that role. Karl’s up-tempo style would bring a needed change of pace for the Kings, who haven’t played in the playoffs since 2006.

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