* Somehow, the George Karl experiment didn’t work out so well in Sacramento. Karl, owner of a 32-50 record with the Kings, is expected to be fired pretty soon.
* Tom Thibodeau would very much like to coach the New York Knicks, per multiple reports. The Jax-Thibs dynamic would make for great tabloid covers, I’m sure. (Dennis Rodman wants the job too, by the way).
* Porzingis fever: Knicks will sell Kristaps Porzingis jerseys from his former team in Spain.
* Joe Johnson had a pretty good night in Brooklyn. First, he put Nuggets center Nusuf Nurkic on skates. Then, he made owner Mikhail Prokhorov happy with a game-winning basket at the buzzer. Additional note: Johnson could be a coveted player in the post-trade deadline buyout season.
* Thaddeus Young’s wife is not really looking forward to moving to Detroit.
* Kevin Durant was excited about Super Bowl 50 and his job taking pictures for The Players’ Tribune. Russell Westbrook? Not so much.
* This is how Spike Lee, director of great movies and fan of so-so NBA teams, convinced the league and ESPN to take a stand on gun violence.
* Mark Cuban on Millenials and politics: “Millennials EXPECT capitalism to reflect a socialist element. I don’t think Bernie knew this going in. Either way, any candidate that expects to get Millennial votes needs to understand that your father’s capitalism is not what how they understand the world. Socio-Capitalism is who they are and what this country will be. Whether you like it or not.”
There’s more interesting stuff in there.
* Mark Porcaro, of phenomenal basketball spreedsheets fame, writes about why he does what he does.