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Kings add Chad Iske to George Karl's coaching staff

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George Karl has said that he would likely be restructuring his coaching staff this summer, having inherited most of Michael Malone's staff this season.  The only addition made this season was adding his former assistant Vance Walberg, an innovator of the dribble-drive offense.  Walberg was brought over from the Philadelphia 76ers and now it looks like the Kings will be taking yet another assistant coach from the 76ers.

Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Kings are coming close to finalizing an agreement with Philadelphia Assistant Chad Iske to become an associate head coach under Karl.  This essentially makes him Karl's top assistant.  Like Walberg, Iske has prior experience with Karl, having served with him for five years in Denver.  Iske had been with Denver for 14 years, having worked his way up to assistant from the scouting ranks before being hired away by Brett Brown in 2013.  He has a reputation for player development, something the Kings will continue to have need for given their lack of experience.

As of yet, it remains to be seen how many more additions to the coaching staff will be made this offseason, as well as how many of the former staff will be retained or let go.  Wojnarowski reports that Karl is looking at another one of his former assistants, John Welch (currently of the Nets), for a position.  Because the Nets are still in the playoffs, any such agreement would have to wait until after they're out of the running.