HoopsHype George Karl rumors


February 19, 2015 Updates

"I'm not afraid of my energy level," Karl said. "The only thing I'm afraid of are my bad knees. I got bad knees that hurt a lot. I might have to sit down a little bit more. But from the standpoint of work ethic and putting the time in and having the process that I know produces success, I'm excited about that." NBA.com

"Those thoughts" about whether he could physically commit to, say, three full seasons "came to my mind." He is already planning to "pull back" in 2015-16 and delegate more, once he has a chance to put a preferred staff together rather than cobbling on the run during a season. (Expect Karl to make a push for the highly respected Tim Grgurich, one of his long-time top lieutenants.) NBA.com

February 18, 2015 Updates

George Karl is now tasked with making the Kings a team that has those elements on the court. Karl said today’s NBA requires teams to do so and not rely on playing in the halfcourt with set plays. “I like the game to have a rhythm,” Karl said. “I like the game to be created by five guys playing like there are six or seven. I like the game to have a fast flow, I like to be in control of the action, I like to be aggressive, intense. But basically I like that because I think that’s the way you should play. I like that because the way the game is today, if you play against set defenses you’ve got to be really, really good and that might not be good enough. So flow is important to me, playing before the defense sets.” Sacramento Bee

February 17, 2015 Updates

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