Cousins on All The Smoke:
One of the worst coaches I’ve ever had.
Incredible mind. He’s just the worst coach. It’s just everything that comes with it.
Karl was ahead of his time in things like offensive spacing and resting players. But the league caught up. By the time he got to Sacramento, Karl had lost some of his competitive advantages. Then, the Kings – with their losing and Cousins’ moodiness – wore him down.
So, Cousins received less benefit from Karl’s coaching acumen than prior players got and all the grief. No wonder things deteriorated so quickly between them.