LBS- It all started Friday night after Seth Curry dropped 12 points in 26 minutes, looking quite like a capable player in the process. Despite that, Karl’s praise wasn’t exactly effusive.
“I think Seth will be a combo guard, play both 1 and 2,” Karl said after the game, via Blake Ellington of Sactown Royalty. “I think usually those guys when I look at them, I see them probably trying to score a little bit too much and I think he probably should become more of a playmaking point as much as a scoring point. But he’s going to be around for a couple years. He’s definitely going to have a few more years of someone; I think we have him for one more year. I think he has a tenacity to him and a good basketball feel to him. Now he’s just got to be confident and consistent.”
I have a stupid question, how is it possible that George Karl is still employed by the Sacramento Kings? Is there something I am missing? He is in one of the most fickle, least forgiving occupations in the world, correct? Does the Sacramento Kings head coaching job come with tenure? Is that how they convince people to take it? Did they accidentally slide George Karl a government contract that guarantees him three years severance when he decided to come aboard? This situation is so bad that if it happened at an accounting firm then Human Resources would be asked to step in. It's like they are just sitting around waiting for just cause even though all his employees hate him and company morale is at an all time low. Sorry DeMarcus, doesn't matter how unsuccessful Coach Karl has been, the Kings are going to need a full blown scandal to let him go, because apparently publicly losing the locker room doesn't get you canned in Sacramento.
Remember when LeBron James was bossing around David Blatt and essentially making all the Cavaliers organizational decisions? Then when those decisions backfired he went out of his way to get Blatt canned. That situation was exponentially more healthy than this one. At least that team was winning. At least LeBron was a little bit subtle about it. George Karl is a well respected NBA coach and he has bench players - with no more than 4 games experience prior to this year - taking not so subtle shots at him on Twitter. He's got his best player blatantly mocking him on camera postgame. I know a coaching change isn't going to spark a turnaround so late in the season, but George Karl is the most disliked person on a team that features Rajon Rondo. If that's a not a valid reason to hand over the reigns to an interim head coach than I don't know what is.