George Karl Rumors

The origin of Karl’s rift with Cousins was a statement the coach made in the spring that everyone on the roster was tradable, followed by rumblings that Karl himself was shopping Cousins to other teams. “All that stuff is so out there,” said Karl, who nonetheless admitted that hypothetical conversations about trading Cousins occurred “behind closed doors.” “As a coach, in meetings every year and maybe four or five times a year, you talk about what-ifs,” Karl said. “And 99 percent of what-ifs never happen. But isn’t it our job to talk about what-ifs? Does this make us better? Does this get us in a better place? That’s our job.
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What’s real is the ongoing rift between Karl and Cousins, who barely crossed paths this week as the All-Star made his way to Vegas. During one game, Cousins sat courtside with Divac while Karl remained in the corner of the stands where many NBA coaches, scouts and execs watch the action. Afterward, they exchanged a limp handshake and barely a word. “I think Cuz and I have got to figure out how to come together and how to commit to each other,” Karl said.