It took a while to track him down, but Sacramento Kings head coach George Karl has finally gone on the record since news broke last night that he was reportedly seeking to convince Kings ownership and the front office to trade DeMarcus Cousins.
Jim Crandell of Fox40 caught up with Coach Karl at the Del Paso Country Club today with the conversation being taped by the Sacramento Bee. You can view the video here. Crandell asked some good questions, although I would have liked some stronger responses from Karl myself.
What do you think? Does it make you feel any better?
UPDATE 5:14 P.M.:
Jason Jones of the Sac Bee shares his take on the Karl video:
Karl could have made it easier by saying something like: "I do not want to trade DeMarcus Cousins."— Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) June 24, 2015
Going to the "commitment" card probably only infuriates Cousins after he played through injuries and the drama last season.— Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) June 24, 2015
Strike that it doesn't "probably" infuriate DMC, I'm sure it does.— Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) June 24, 2015
Also, I've had more sources confirm the Yahoo report that Karl had contacted teams and players on Kings to get DMC dealt. Oh the fun.— Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) June 24, 2015
Oh the fun, indeed.