Vlade Divac says George Karl will coach Kings for rest of season

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George Karl’s job security is reportedly dicey.

But Kings general manager Vlade Divac – who reportedly overruled Karl’s attempt to suspend DeMarcus Cousins and said players hadn’t bought into Karl’s system – says the coach is safe for now.

Lisa Gonzales of NBC 3:

Did the Kings say the same thing about Tyrone Corbin last season? Yup.

Did the Kings fire Corbin before the season ended? Yup.

This might prove to be different. It might not. I’m not putting much faith in Divac’s statement, especially with owner Vivek Ranadivé calling the shots. Even if Ranadivé specifically told Divac to keep the coach for the rest of the season, Ranadivé is prone to changing course at any moment.

Divac’s statement is less a reliable vote of confidence in Karl, more an opportunity for the Kings to look foolish in the near future.