Report: Kings concerned about George Karl, ‘nothing off the table’

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DeMarcus Cousins said the Kings needed to solve some issues.

Is Issue No. 1 George Karl?

Carmichael Dave of KHTK Sports 1140:

The Kings are 1-7. Though Cousins has missed four games in Sacramento’s six-game losing streak, the franchise center’s absence didn’t save Michael Malone last year.

Owner. Vivek Ranadivé is unpredictable, and it should surprise nobody if he fires Karl.

Ranadivé has ultimate authority, but others will influence the decision. General manager Vlade Divac has a voice, and so do the players. Cousins went out of his way to say the team would hold a players-only meeting. Are they uniting against Karl?

It’s no secret Cousins and Karl didn’t get along over the summer, and though there are signs their relationship improved, losing exacerbates all problems.

If the Kings beat the Pistons tomorrow, this might all blow over – or at least go on the backburner for a bit. But if Sacramento loses, at least watch for fireworks.