When the Kings surprised the NBA world by firing their head coach after what was, by all accounts, a successful start to the season, the front office didn’t bother to inform the team’s best player.
DeMarcus Cousins admitted to finding out about the sudden change via Twitter, which is less than ideal if you’re supposed to be the face of the franchise, and the one player whose opinion of the inner workings of the team should matter the most.
Evidently, not much has changed within the organization since then from a communications standpoint, because when the team signed interim head coach Tyrone Corbin for the remainder of the season, Cousins found out a week or so after the fact, just like the rest of us.
That management had made the commitment to Corbin was news to his players.
“I didn’t know,” Cousins said. “I didn’t know officially until (Monday) night, either. That’s when a lot of us found out.”
A new owner and some brief early-season success haven’t been able to change the fortunes (or the perceptions) of the Kings franchise.