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Report: Vivek Ranadivé not happy with George Karl

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"I've made a huge mistake"
"I've made a huge mistake"
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The relationship between Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé and head coach George Karl is not going great these days.  After reports came out this past week that Karl was seeking a trade for DeMarcus Cousins, the heat has been on both Vivek and Vlade to deny reports.  Karl's own public comments were not nearly as definitive.

From Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated:

and Jason Jones of the Sac Bee:

The bigger question of course is what is Vivek going to do about it?  The Kings would look terrible if they fired the coach they hired just in February that they hailed as the team's savior to the public (not to mention Vivek would have to eat $9.5 million of Karl's future guaranteed contract). They'll look terrible if they trade DeMarcus Cousins (especially to the hated Lakers).  And they'll look terrible if they don't do anything and the Cousins and Karl situation continues to devolve.  This is not a good situation and not one with an easy solution.