George Karl Rumors

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The Kings’ All-Star was asked after Sacramento’s 113-94 win over the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena what were some of the positives about his latest coach, Dave Joerger. The answer was funny and honest. “I like him and he likes me,” Cousins said. Following last season’s saga with George Karl as coach, much attention will be paid to the relationship between Joerger and Cousins.
Storyline: Joerger-Cousins Dynamic
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An assistant coach with the NBA D-League’s Westchester Knicks last season, Karl will find himself in a new situation in 2016-17. He was hired earlier this month as the head coach of the D-League’s Los Angeles D-Fenders. In a sense, Coby will be following in the footsteps of his mentors, both of whom began their head-coaching careers in minor league hoops. “Phil and my father got their start, or honed their skills, in the CBA [Continental Basketball Association],” Karl said. “That’s why I look at this as such a powerful position or such a great opportunity for anyone. The only way that we become better at what we do is to practice it. My ambition is to be a head coach at the highest level one day, and the only way to practice something is doing it.”
2 months ago via ESPN
George Karl believes his son’s perspective as a player will help him in the coaching profession. “I think Coby’s seen some great things,” George Karl said. “He’s played with LeBron, played with Kobe. He’s been on championship-caliber teams. … He also kind of has a piece, from a psychological standpoint, of how [coaches] touch and motivate players.” That experience certainly helps Coby Karl relate to young D-League players. But naturally, there were some challenges in his first season transitioning to the bench.
2 months ago via ESPN