Coby Karl Rumors

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Stackhouse and Coby Karl are the coaches for next Saturday’s NBA Development League All-Star Game. Both are in their first seasons as D-League head coaches, Stackhouse with Toronto’s Raptors 905 and Karl with the Lakers’ Los Angeles D-Fenders. They share a vision — unlike the minimal-defense game that is coming next Sunday night, the D-League contest is a chance for players to show why they belong. “That’s who we are,” Stackhouse said. “Coby, he has the background as a player who played in the NBA and a real background in this D-League. He takes it seriously. I take it seriously. Defense, share the ball, do the right things. We’re going to reiterate to the guys that for them, this isn’t about having a highlight weekend. Show people that you compete.”
But according to first-year D-Fenders head coach Coby Karl, Zubac belongs in that group of young players that could be forming into a contending team in the near future. “I’d put him in that category,” Karl said recently of Zubac. “I think if you ask his teammates, they could see before the season what he’s capable of doing. It’s just a matter of time. He has to adjust to the speed of the game, the physicality of the game. He just has to get comfortable with himself. He’s a 19-year-old kid.”
The Lakers do not feel confident enough to grant Zubac significant playing time just yet. Kupchak and Karl observed that Zubac has faced hiccups adapting to a faster-paced game than what he experienced in the Serbian League, both in the NBA and D-League. Carl added the Lakers and D-Fenders also want Zubac to improve on his defensive consistency in the post and on pick-and-rolls as well as spacing the floor correctly. “Everybody has their point of view,” Zubac said. “But I feel like I can play.”
Stephen Jackson just went in on George Karl — claiming the guy was straight “out of line” when he criticized Carmelo Anthony and Kenyon Martin for not having a father figure in their lives. Then he fired this shot — “George Karl’s son probably wouldn’t have made it to the NBA if he wasn’t a coach. He would have never got the opportunity.”