Karl has been out of work since leaving Nuggets last year…
The Sacramento Kings are reportedly set to reach out to George Karl about the possibility of becoming Mike Malone’s successor at the franchise.
After firing Malone on Monday, the Kings have temporarily placed his assistant Tyrone Corbin as coach but it is clear that they are keen to bring in a permanent coach sooner rather than later.
ESPN analyst Karl has been identified as a serious target for the Kings according to coaching sources, and that is likely partly due to the fact that the former Denver Nuggets coach has a previous working relationship with Sacramento general manager Pete D’Alessandro.
“I’m humbled,” Karl told SiriusXM radio. “If they’re interested in me, I’m interested in them.”
It is clear that talks have not yet started over Karl becoming the new Kings coach, and it remains to be seen whether or not the franchise are keen on bringing him in and when they feel it is the right time.
Corbin is likely to take care of matters this week ahead of Tuesday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Karl, 63, is generally said to be eager to return to the league and he has been searching for the right fit to launch his comeback since losing his job in Denver despite a 57-win season and claiming the Coach of the Year honours in 2012/13.
However, he is expected to face competition for the role as it is likely that former Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson and former Los Angeles Clippers and Chicago Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro will be interested in the role and early speculation has linked with the job too.