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Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has added further intrigue to the franchise’s speculated move to hire George Karl as their new head coach.
Talks are understood to be on-going between the Kings and Karl with reports suggesting that it has been made clear from Cousins’ camp that he is against the appointment.
However, reports claim that the Kings center isn’t against Karl personally, but he is still unhappy with the decision to fire Mike Malone earlier this season while Ty Corbin will now be out of a job despite suggestions that he would be given until the end of the season.
Even a buzzer-beating winner against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night wasn’t enough to lift Cousins’ spirits, as he shared this message with reporters (via ESPN).
“I ain’t pumped up, I just got a lot on my mind. Crazy thing about it, I just got a question for y’all, I just wanna know how you’re gonna stop God’s plan? How are you gonna do that? How are you gonna do that?
“This city put through me so much, I stayed loyal to it the whole time. God gives the hardest battles to the strongest souls. The marathon continues. I’m out.”
Much will now fall on owner Vivek Ranadive to make the best decision for the franchise moving forward, as he will undoubtedly want to keep his franchise star happy but will also make the coaching appointment that he feels is the best one for his team in general.
Adrian Wojnarowski has reported on Twitter that Karl and the Kings will re-engage in talks on Monday with the front office recommending the hiring and terms of the deal are now said to be close to being agreed.
Sources have added that Cousins’ camp is not expected to be a deterrent to the signing of Karl, but he will want some clarification from the management team on where the franchise is going after leaving him in the dark regarding the previous coaching decisions.