Report: ‘Nothing off the table’ for Karl’s future as Kings coach

Almost overnight, George Karl's coaching seat has heated up once more.
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Monday night was supposed to be a somewhat joyous occasion for the Sacramento Kings. After all, DeMarcus Cousins made his return from a right Achilles injury, and the Kings held tough through most of the game before falling short in the fourth to the San Antonio Spurs.

But after the game, the cracks in Sacramento’s foundation started to show. First, Cousins told reporters on Monday night that a players-only meeting was in order and that there are issues within the team:

On Tuesday, a bit more detail emerged. According to a report from one Kings reporter, there are "concerns internally" about head coach George Karl and that "nothing is off the table":

There’s reportedly been tension between Karl and the Kings for most of this offseason. Multiple reports indicated Karl was in favor of trading Cousins, and Karl reportedly entered the season on the hot seat.

The Kings are 1-7 to start the season with a below-average offense and a bottom-five defense. Much of that can be chalked up to Cousins’ four-game absence. But regardless of the multiple causes, the end result seems to be turmoil in Sacramento once more.